National Union of Mineworkers

Mr Arthur Scargill Toilet Roll – 1980’s

Mr Arthur Scargill¬† Toilet Roll – 1980’s. This toilet roll was issued by the Jarroy Company, London in the 1980’s. It’s still sealed but every sheet has Mr Arthur Scargill’s image printed upon them. The Jarroy Company also made a toilet roll with images of Mrs Margaret Thatcher printed on each sheet.           Read More »

Mrs Margaret Thatcher Toilet Roll – 1980’s

Mrs Margaret Thatcher Toilet Roll – 1980’s. This toilet roll was issued by the Jarroy Company, London in the 1980’s. It’s still sealed but every sheet has Margaret Thatcher’s image printed upon them. They became very popular with the ex-miners at the time. The Jarroy Company also made a toilet roll with images of Mr Arthur Scargill printed on each ... Read More »

Mrs Margaret Thatcher – Spitting Image Bendy Hand Puppet

Mrs Margaret Thatcher – Spitting Image Bendy Hand Puppet. A 1984 Spitting Image Productions Ltd hand puppet of Margaret Thatcher. 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. Made from ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery Strike Badge 1984-85

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

Rose Heyworth Colliery Closure Commemorative Tie

Rose Heyworth Colliery Closure Commemorative Tie. I had the honour of designing this tie along with the colliery badge. I was asked by the colliery lodge to come up with a design for the both items and combined the similar theme for the tie and badge. There were only about 450 official badges and ties produced in 1985.   Point ... 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 ... 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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