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

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.