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Miners Wives

£225.00

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Museums Northumberland presents ‘Northumberland Folk’, a series of four new exhibitions by illustrator Jonny Hannah with most of the artworks in the exhibitions for sale.

The exhibition runs until the 31st of October and we will be in touch about when you will be able to collect your purchase (shipping is not included in the price but we can provide courier contacts for you to arrange independently). We will be able to give you more detail of exact dates nearer the time but collection dates will likely be before December 2021.

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  • Painted Demin Flag
  • Image of work in the Northumberland Folk Exhibition at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery 19.05.2021 to 31.10.2021

If you’re not from a mining area, or community, you may struggle to comprehend the importance of the last big miner’s strike, & not just in a financial way. And in explaining it, it’s very easy to lapse into what I’d call ‘romantic socialism’.

So all that side, simply doff your cap to the women who hugely helped to hold it together whilst their husbands & partners were at the picket line… regardless of your political leanings, please. It was the women who kept the meals coming, the food parcels distributed, & a sense of tomorrow; how it may just get better.

This is all evident in the great wee book called ‘We are Woman, We are Strong’ credited to Gwen Newton, but put together by a collection of women who sold these published gems to raise money. The book, ironically is now quite collectable, & should you pay your increased fee, the money will no longer go to it’s original intended recipients. But this book of poems, thoughts & screams, from a devastating period in British political history is a great read, with compelling images to accompany the profound words.