Trouble in the Valleys
News of the proposed closure of Lewis Merthyr Colliery, South Wales, spread throughout the NUM. Source: The Coal Authority
Newspaper column reporting on the 1983 Nottingham Area NUM Conference, 11th February 1983. Source: Notts Free Press.
Minutes of meeting of Nottingham Area NUM Branch Officials and Committee members re Lewis Merthyr Colliery closure – 1st March 1983.
‘Back us plea’ on industrial action
A battle cry for Notts miners to back their South Wales colleagues in any future industrial action came from Welsh leader Emlyn Williams.