Sixteen miners donned their steel hats and entered the cage at Boldon Colliery for the last time on Thursday, June 24, 1982
Sixteen miners donned their steel hats and entered the cage at Boldon Colliery for the last time on Thursday, June 24, 1982

Miners' Strike 35 years on: 15 pictures of life down the pit in South Tyneside

This week marks 35 years since the end of the miners’ strike so we have looked back to what life was like for miners in the borough back in the day.

By Sarah Sinclair
Thursday, 5th March 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 6th March 2020, 10:32 am

Join us on a trip down memory lane, as we take a look back at life down the pits in South Tyneside.

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