Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Tuesday 16 July 2024

40th Anniversary of the Miners’ Strike – 1984 Revisited

Event Details

Date: 15/06/2024 | Venue: St Mary’s Annexe
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Wivenhoe Miners’ Strike Anniversary: 1984 Revisited

Part of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign 40th anniversary commemorations

Sat 15th June

St Mary’s Annexe


Tickets £5 – all proceeds to the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign


Join a local event to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1984 Miners’ Strike and its impact on the town organised by Colchester Trades Council & Wivenhoe Bookshop.

Wivenhoe became a focal during the strike. Miners, supported by locals and Essex University students, staged mass pickets at the gates of Wivenhoe Port to strikebreaking imported coal coming in through the port.

Hear about:

  • Local stories from Wivenhoe residents
  • Clashes with police
  • National media coverage

Planned itinerary

3.00pm –  Guided walk from St Mary’s Annexe through the site of the former Wivenhoe Port to the
Port Entrance, speakers with memories from the time.

3.45pm – 5.00pm Gathering at St Mary’s Church Annexe for screening of
photo images from the time & a short film/readings.

Tea and biscuits will be served.

Book here, drop in, or call us on 01206 824050




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