War Heroes to Enemies of the State? The Life, work, and struggles of the Coal Miners 1919-1990

Gareth Howell

East Midlands
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: £40, depending on distance from Nottingham, I will work for less for charities
4th April 2019
Nottinghamshire | Local History | Mining | Coal

The talk covers the British coal industry from 1919 to 1990, focusing in particular on industrial relations (strikes) and pay. The talk begins by looking at the Miners of the 1st world war (both those who go off to fight and those who stay at home to keep the fires of industry burning), through the industrial unrest of the 20's, the poverty of the 30's, the reforms of the 50's and the decline of the industry in the 70's before covering the Miners Strike. A particular fouc is given to the life and times of Nottinghamshires Miners.

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About Gareth Howell

I regularly appear on BBC Radio Nottingham as an historical adviser, most notably as the military historian when Armed Forces Day was hosted at Nottingham. I have also spoken on BBC Notts on topics as diverse as Richard 3rd, the tanks, the home guard and the Easter Rising (for which I also appeared on a programme with BBC Ulster). I am also a regular guest speaker for Abingdon Museum in Oxfordshire, the British Biomedical Institute, Buxton Museum and various Rotary clubs. I have done some TV work for BBC Ulster and for Channel 4. If you have a particular interest for a history talk that's not on the list, feel free to ask if I'd be able to field a talk on the subject, after all the worst I could say is no!

I am a confident and engaging speaker after many years teaching in a Nottingham Secondary school.

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