A brief memoir of the Eighties from Andy Hall.
After the political desert of the Seventies, the Eighties brought an oasis of hope. The club had been shut down. And the Labour Party who dominated the committee at the time were determined to sell it to raise money for their coffers.
The 1984-1985 miners’ strike had seen the development of women's activism in coal mining communities across the country. These groups formed Women against Pit Closures (WAPC) which developed a national support network.
After the end of the strike in 1985, the WAPC continued to function to offer mutual support and to continue to fight further pit closures.