Blaenau Gwent Food Fund 1984 – 1985

The Abertillery Miners Institute and the Story of the Women’s Support Group and Blaenau Gwent Food Fund- 1984-1985

The Abertillery Miners Institute – 1984-1985. The old Powell’s Tillery Institute built in 1898 sadly burned down on Monday 16th April 1951 and was later rebuilt, the opening ceremony of the newly re-built Abertillery Miners Institute took place on Saturday 27th August 1955. The Abertillery Miners Institute was the home of the Six Bells, Rose Heyworth and Cwmtillery Colliery Lodges ... Read More »

The Blaenau Gwent & Rhymney Food Fund

The Blaenau Gwent & Rhymney Food Fund. A few months into the miners strike it seemed inevitable that it was going to be a long drawn out battle between the National Coal Board and the National Union of Mineworkers, many miners that were out of work were not getting paid, debts were piling up, the outlook for talks on resolving ... Read More »

The Cycle Ride – Reading to Rose Heyworth Colliery Pithead 1984

The Cycle Ride – Reading to Rose Heyworth Colliery Pithead 1984. In the summer of 1984 it was proposed to organise a sponsored bike-ride from Reading, Berkshire to Rose Heyworth Colliery Pithead to raise funds for the Blaenau Gwent Food Fund. Organised by Mick and Terri Bishop of Reading it featured their son Duane Bishop and another young volunteer who ... Read More »

Reading Miners Support Group Newsletter

Reading Miners Support Group Newsletter. The N.U.M. Representatives of Rose Heyworth Colliery were based in Kings Road Transport & General Workers Union Offices, Reading, Berkshire from about May to September 1984. We were attending union meetings, street collections and other fund raising activities to get financial aid for the Blaenau Gwent Food Fund. We were well accepted by the community ... Read More »

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