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Protest Over Coal Board Pit Strike

August 1947

Gloucester Citizen – Saturday 30 August 1947

Protest Over Coal Board Pit Strike

Barnborough Main miners met to-day at Bolton-on-Dearne, and it was afterwards learned that the men had protested against “the constitutional failings of the N.C.B.” and what they described as “the reactionary men” serving on the Board.

They were also said to have taken “strong exception” to threat of prosecution against the Grimethorpe strikers. The meeting broke up when the National Union of Mineworkers informed the men’s leaders that a mass meeting of men at all the colleries in the Hickleton, Barnbrough, and Goldthorpe area had been arranged for 10.45 a.m. tomorrow.

Speakers at the meeting will be Mr. Frank Collindridge, M.P. for Barnsley, and Mr. Wilfred Paling, M.P. for Wentworth, and Postmaster General. N.U.M.