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    Miners Strikes 1984... United Kingdom

    Apologies to have to create a thread for this, but need the final bit of information for my essay on 'Policing by Consent'.

    Does anyone have an idea of how many people died within the Miners strike? I cannot find ANYTHING at all on the amount of people that died, just those who were arrested and injured! My lecturer has asked me to elaborate on how many lost their lives, but I'm wondering if any did because of lack of information.

    Have tried, my Law books, BBC and Guardian website to no avail.

    I only need figures so don't think a history book would be relevant (they seem to go into the strikes in depth!).

    Any help will be much appreciated and repped.

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    "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    The UK Miners' Strike was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry. It was a defining moment in British industrial relations, and its defeat significantly weakened the British trades union movement. It was also seen as a major political and ideological victory for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.

    The strike became a symbolic struggle, since the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was one of the strongest in the country, viewed by many, including Conservatives in power, as having brought down the Heath government in its 1974 strike. The strike ended with the miners' defeat and the Thatcher government able to consolidate its free market programme. The political power of the NUM was broken permanently. The dispute exposed deep divisions in British society and caused considerable bitterness, especially in Northern England and in South Wales. Ten deaths resulted from events around the strike: six pickets, three teenagers searching for coal, and a taxi driver taking a non-striking miner to work."

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    I know wikipedia may not be a legitimate reference, but have a look at this...

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…ers_strike_(1984%E2%80%931985[/url])

    "Ten deaths resulted from events around the strike: six pickets, three teenagers searching for coal, and a taxi driver taking a non-striking miner to work."

    Dont know how accurate the information is though.

    Interesting topic though, what you studying?

    Original Poster

    hunchback;8138269

    "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchThe UK … "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchThe UK Miners' Strike was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry. It was a defining moment in British industrial relations, and its defeat significantly weakened the British trades union movement. It was also seen as a major political and ideological victory for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.The strike became a symbolic struggle, since the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was one of the strongest in the country, viewed by many, including Conservatives in power, as having brought down the Heath government in its 1974 strike. The strike ended with the miners' defeat and the Thatcher government able to consolidate its free market programme. The political power of the NUM was broken permanently. The dispute exposed deep divisions in British society and caused considerable bitterness, especially in Northern England and in South Wales. Ten deaths resulted from events around the strike: six pickets, three teenagers searching for coal, and a taxi driver taking a non-striking miner to work."]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_miners%27_strike_%281984%E2%80%931985%29



    Thanks a bunch but the use of wikipedia is forbidden in our essays :oops:... That's usually my 1st port of call!

    Pr3cious18;8138282

    Thanks a bunch but the use of wikipedia is forbidden in our essays … Thanks a bunch but the use of wikipedia is forbidden in our essays :oops:... That's usually my 1st port of call!



    How will they know if you reword the "findings" of wiki...:oops:

    The "consequence" section seems to elaborate

    Dont think there were that many deaths. All I could find was that in one of the bloodiest battles (battle of orgeave) nobody was killed so shows that there couldnt have been that many deaths all round.

    Six pickets died during the strike, and three teenagers (Darren Holmes aged 15 and Paul Holmes and Paul Womersley aged 14) died picking coal from a colliery waste heap in the winter. The deaths of pickets David Jones and Joe Green continue to be viewed with suspicion. Jones was killed in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, by a flying brick during fighting between police, pickets, and non-striking miners, [35] while Green was hit by a truck while picketing at Ferrybridge power station in Yorkshire. [8] The NUM names its memorial lectures after the two. [36] A taxi driver, David Wilkie, was killed on 30 November 1984. He had been taking a non-striking miner to work in the Merthyr Vale Colliery, South Wales when two striking miners dropped a concrete post onto his car from a road bridge above. He died at the scene. The two miners served a prison sentence for manslaughter.

    wapedia.mobi/en/…ers_strike_(1984%E2%80%931985)?t=4[/url].

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    Smuggling Pnuts;8138278

    I know wikipedia may not be a legitimate reference, but have a look at … I know wikipedia may not be a legitimate reference, but have a look at this...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_miners_strike_(1984%E2%80%931985[/url])"Ten deaths resulted from events around the strike: six pickets, three teenagers searching for coal, and a taxi driver taking a non-striking miner to work."Dont know how accurate the information is though.Interesting topic though, what you studying?



    Thanks, but again, not able to use Wikipedia because of the possible inaccuracy of info - needs to be a genuine source :-(

    I'm studying a Joint BA Hons in Social Care and Criminology & Criminal Justice...:thumbsup:

    Six pickets died during the strike, and three teenagers (Darren Holmes aged 15 and Paul Holmes and Paul Womersley aged 14) died picking coal from a colliery waste heap in the winter. The deaths of pickets David Jones and Joe Green continue to be viewed with suspicion. Jones was killed in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, by a flying brick during fighting between police, pickets, and non-striking miners,[35] while Green was hit by a truck while picketing at Ferrybridge power station in Yorkshire.[8] The NUM names its memorial lectures after the two.[36] A taxi driver, David Wilkie, was killed on 30 November 1984. He had been taking a non-striking miner to work in the Merthyr Vale Colliery, South Wales when two striking miners dropped a concrete post onto his car from a road bridge above. He died at the scene. The two miners served a prison sentence for manslaughter.

    I would perhaps look up the names above and see what you can find?!

    Pr3cious18;8138310

    Thanks, but again, not able to use Wikipedia because of the possible … Thanks, but again, not able to use Wikipedia because of the possible inaccuracy of info - needs to be a genuine source :-(I'm studying a Joint BA Hons in Social Care and Criminology & Criminal Justice...:thumbsup:



    with a view to be....?

    Original Poster

    Smuggling Pnuts;8138311

    Six pickets died during the strike, and three teenagers (Darren Holmes … Six pickets died during the strike, and three teenagers (Darren Holmes aged 15 and Paul Holmes and Paul Womersley aged 14) died picking coal from a colliery waste heap in the winter. The deaths of pickets David Jones and Joe Green continue to be viewed with suspicion. Jones was killed in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, by a flying brick during fighting between police, pickets, and non-striking miners,[35] while Green was hit by a truck while picketing at Ferrybridge power station in Yorkshire.[8] The NUM names its memorial lectures after the two.[36] A taxi driver, David Wilkie, was killed on 30 November 1984. He had been taking a non-striking miner to work in the Merthyr Vale Colliery, South Wales when two striking miners dropped a concrete post onto his car from a road bridge above. He died at the scene. The two miners served a prison sentence for manslaughter.I would perhaps look up the names above and see what you can find?!



    Will definitely try doing this... Deadline is 4pm on Monday - I'd better crack on :thinking:.

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    Smuggling Pnuts;8138326

    with a view to be....?



    Not 100% sure yet... Initially wanted to be a Social Worker... Then decided Probation - doing this degree keeps my options open within both careers :-D.

    Pr3cious18;8138341

    Will definitely try doing this... Deadline is 4pm on Monday - I'd better … Will definitely try doing this... Deadline is 4pm on Monday - I'd better crack on :thinking:.



    LOL good luck, my work ethic seemed to revolve around doing naff all for a few months, then panicking and cramming within the last few days...I still managed to do okay though :thumbsup:

    Pr3cious18;8138357

    Not 100% sure yet... Initially wanted to be a Social Worker... Then … Not 100% sure yet... Initially wanted to be a Social Worker... Then decided Probation - doing this degree keeps my options open within both careers :-D.



    my mates Mrs works for probation, she seems to enjoy it. You shold join the Police (not that you need a degree), interesting job!:thumbsup:

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    chesso;8138394

    http://www.num.org.uk/page/History-NumHistory-The-Great-StrikeNUM version



    Oh my goodness... This is EXACTLY what I needed :thumbsup:!!!

    Can't thank you enough...

    ...And the rest of you for your help :-D!

    Pr3cious18;8138490

    Oh my goodness... This is EXACTLY what I needed :thumbsup:!!!Can't thank … Oh my goodness... This is EXACTLY what I needed :thumbsup:!!!Can't thank you enough......And the rest of you for your help :-D!



    That brought a smile to my face. :-D

    You're welcome.:thumbsup:
    see also
    archiveshub.ac.uk/mar…tml

    according to Arthur Scargil at the anniversary of the miners strike meeting in March last year, he claimed that eleven miners were killed, and twenty thousand were injured.
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