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VIDEO: Lively event to mark the miners’ strike in Goldthorpe

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Residents in Goldthorpe came together to mark the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike.

Hundreds attended the event on Saturday April 12 including Arthur Scargill’s ex-wife Anne and her friend Betty Cook from the Women Against Pit Closures movement.

The event featured a lively commemorative march through the village.

Residents in Goldthorpe famously burnt an effigy of Margaret Thatcher inside a mock coffin at a street party following her death in April last year.

The politician is widely resented in the village for closing down mines across the county resulting in thousands of job losses.

 

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