National Union of Mineworkers

Mrs Margaret Thatcher – Spitting Image Bendy Hand Puppet

Mrs Margaret Thatcher – Spitting Image Bendy Hand Puppet. A 1984 Spitting Image Productions Ltd. Made from a Foam Rubber. There are four finger holes in the back of the head to aid movement and animation. Spitting Image Bendy’s are manufactured and distributed under license from Spitting Image Productions Ltd by Bendy Toys Ltd, Ashfield, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Size of ... Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery Strike Badge 1984-85

Roseheyworth Colliery Strike Badge 1984-85. I had the honour of designing this badge along with the colliery closure tie. I was asked by the union to come up with a design for the both and combined the similar theme for the tie and badge. There were only about 450 official badges and ties produced in 1985. I did however spell ... Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery Closure Commemorative Tie

Roseheyworth Colliery Closure Commemorative Tie. I had the honour of designing this tie along with the colliery badge. I was asked by the union to come up with a design for the both and combined the similar theme for the tie and badge. There were only about 450 official badges and ties produced in 1985. Point of interest – At ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery Closure Commemorative Medallion

Cwmtillery Colliery Closure Commemorative Medallion. This Medallion was issued upon the closure of the Cwmtillery Colliery – Abertillery New Mine Cwmtillery Section in 1982. The sinking date is wrong and there is a lot of misconceptions about this however the correct date of sinking is 1842. There was also a Commemorative Tie issued at the same time.The Blue and clear ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery Closure Commemorative Tie

Cwmtillery Colliery Closure Commemorative Tie. This tie was issued upon the closure of the Cwmtillery Colliery – Abertillery New Mine Cwmtillery Section in 1982. The sinking date is wrong and there is a lot of misconceptions about this however the correct date of sinking is 1842. The Cwmtillery Colliery commemorative closure tie was not designed by anyone local to the ... Read More »

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