The Nottinghamshire Miners, the UDM and the 1984-85 Miners' Strike (1980-1985) by Dr David Amos


Nottinghamshire Archives

The collection under SO/NCB includes documents from New Hucknall and Blackwell Colliery; Nottingham and Clifton Collieries; B A Colleries including Annesley and Babbington; Bolsover Colliery; Cossall Colliery; Newstead Colliery; Sherwood Colliery; United Steel which includes Shireoaks Colliery and Stanton Ironworks and others. The information is varied, including wages and tonnage per pit.

Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham

Papers relating to coal mining are dispersed within the holdings of the University and vary in their nature.  There are a number of quite small collections which include incidental material relating to coal mining such as maps, reports, printed papers and ephemera.  These collections can be identified by searching the online catalogue.

Papers of the Nottingham and District Trades Union Council include papers about local colliery disasters, and reflect attitudes towards, and involvement in, the national strike action of the miners’ unions 1984-1985.  These papers are currently awaiting detailed cataloguing and access to them is restricted.