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NUM banner exhibition opens

By gail robinson, Town Reporter Friday 29th August 2014
The Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Tim Shepherd, has officially opened an exhibition of NUM banners at the Civic.

Held in partnership with Barnsley Museums as part of the Coal not Dole commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike, the exhibition gives people the chance to see the NUM's banners, depicting the history and pride of many local collieries.

As well as at galas and rallies, banners were also prominently displayed during protest marches, including during the 1984-85 strike against pit closures.

The exhibition runs until Saturday September 6 in the Assembly Room. Admission is free.