Norah Carlin

Wives, mothers and fighters

Archive article

The miners' strike has seen both very backward sexist attitudes from some miners and a wonderful mobilisation of miners' wives and girlfriends to help win the strike.

The best story of the last month was the one about the policeman who looked into a car carrying Yorkshire miners' wives to a picket in Nottinghamshire. "Right, ladies, on you go," he said. "We're looking for pickets, but we can see you're not pickets."

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