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


Notts Miner newspaper headline.
Notts Miner newspaper headline.

Paterson, H.Look Back in Anger: the miner's strike in Nottinghamshire – 30 years on, Nottingham: Five Leaves Publications, 2014, 298 p. (Notes: Illustrations. Appendices.)

Amos, D. A.The miners of Nottinghamshire: a history of the Nottinghamshire miners' trade unions, volume 4, 1980-85: the Nottinghamshire miners, the Union of Democratic Mineworkers & the 1984-85 Miners' Strike: scabs or scapegoats?, Mansfield: Union of Democratic Mineworkers, 2013, 302 p. (Notes: Illustrations. Bibliography, appendices.)

Amos, D.The Nottinghamshire miners, the Union of Democratic Mineworkers and the 1984-85 miners strike: scabs or scapegoats?, Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Nottingham, 2011, 364 leaves. (Notes: Illustrations (mainly colour).)

Symcox, J.The 1984-1985 Miner's Strike in Nottinghamshire. 'If spirit alone won battles': the diary of John Lowe, Barnsley: Wharncliffe Books, 2011, 188 p. (Notes: Chronological account of the strike in Nottinghamshire, drawing on the diary of John Lowe, NUM official at Clipstone Colliery. Illustrations.)

Howard, R., 'Two Daves and the 1984 Miners' Strike', The Nottinghamshire Historian, No. 84, Spring/Summer 2010, 8-9. (Notes: Interview with two former miners and review of 'Strike 1984' exhibition. Illustrations.)

Stanley, K.Nottingham miners do strike!, Nottingham: Nottingham Area NUM, 2010, 124 p. (Notes: Illustrations. An account of the 1984-85 Miners' Strike in Nottinghamshire by the former General Secretary of Nottinghamshire NUM and national vice-president.)

Griffin, C., ''Notts have some very peculiar history': understanding the reaction of the Nottinghamshire miners to the 1984-85 strike', Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, 19, 2005, 63-99.

Bardill, L., 'Changing perceptions of the 1984/85 miners' strike in the Nottinghamshire coalfield', Journal of Regional and Local Studies, 22(2), 2004, 47-64.

Wakefield, A.The miners' strike, day by day: the illustrated 1984-85 diary of Yorkshire miner, Arthur Wakefield, edited by B. Elliott, Barnsley: Wharncliffe Books, 2002, 173 p.

Butcher, C. and Seymour, M.The Link-up of Friendship: The Story of 'Silver Birch' and the Working Miners during the 1984/5 Miners' Strike, [no place of publication: privately published], 1991, 86 p.

Morgan, W. J. and Coates, K.The Nottinghamshire Coalfield and the British Miners' Strike, 1984-85 (Occasional Papers), University of Nottingham, Department of Adult Education, [1990], 35 p.

Stead, J.Never the Same again: Women and the Miners' Strike, 1984-85, Women's Press, 1987 (Notes: 'The Eye of the Storm', 95-111, illustrations.)

Adeney, M. and Lloyd, J.The Miners' Strike, 1984-5: Loss Without Limit, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986, 319 p. (Notes: 'Enough of Being Spat At', 257-277.)

Bloomfield, B., 'Interview: How the Strike Failed at Bentinck Colliery, Notts', in Samuel, R. and others (editors), The Enemy Within: Pit Villages and the Miners' Strike of 1984-5 (History Workshop series), Routledge, 1986, 72-85. (Notes: Illustrations Interviews with C. Bottemore, T. Clark, L. Harper.)

Prince, B., 'Nottinghamshire', in Jedrzejczyk, I. and others, Striking Women: Communities and Coal, Pluto Press, 1986, [29]-47. (Notes: Mainly pictorial.)

Witham, J.Hearts and Minds: The Story of the Women of Nottinghamshire in the Miners' Strike, 1984-1985, Canary Press, 1986, 217 p. (Notes: Illustrations.)

Beaton, L.Shifting Horizons, Canary, 1985, 265 p. (Notes: Illustrations. Experiences of D. Humber and P. Radford in the coal strike, 1984-1985.)

Callinicos, A. and Simons, M.The Great Strike: The Miners' Strike of 1984-5 and its Lessons, Socialist Worker, 1985. (Notes: 'The Tragedy of Nottinghamshire', 47-81, illustrations.)

Christian, L., 'Restriction Without Conviction: The Role of the Courts in Legitimising Police Control in Nottinghamshire', in Fine, B. and Millar, R. (editors), Policing the Miners' Strike, Lawrence & Wishart, 1985, 120-136.

Crick, M.Scargill and the Miners. Second edition, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985 (Notes: 'Land of the Silver Birch', 111-127. First edition, 1984.)

Griffin, A. R.County Under Siege: Nottinghamshire in the Miners' Strike, 1984-5, Ashbourne: Moorland, 1985, 61 p.

Wilsher, P. and othersStrike: Thatcher, Scargill and the Miners, Deutsch, 1985. (Notes: Simultaneously published as a Coronet book by Hodder and Stoughton. 'UDI for Nottinghamshire', 107-126, illustrations.)

Walker, M. and Miller, S.The Iron Fist (A State of Siege, volume 2): A Report to the Yorkshire Area, NUM, Privately published, 1984. (Notes: Nottinghamshire, [1]-49. Reprinted in Coulter, J. and others, A State of Siege: Politics and Policing of the Coalfields: Miners' Strike, 1984 (Canary Press, 1984), 63-104.)