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The Miners’ Strike Silver Jubilee In Pictures

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Margaret Thatcher, speaking to journalists of her overwhelming relief at the news that the miners’ strike had ended. Miners’ leader Arthur Scargill (who had made the announcement) said that the campaign against job losses was to continue – but miners would return to work. The final vote by the National Union of Mineworkers national executive was close; 98 to 91 for a return to work.

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