Miners Rally 1971

These photos taken in 1971 appear to be on the recreation ground on Chesterfield Road. Is that West Hill Drive in the back ground?

Was Mansfield District Council Civic Centre built on the recreation ground?

Does anyone recall the Rally and who the speaker is?

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  • It’s not West Hill Drive in the background, it’s West Bank Avenue.

    By Denise Smith (21/03/2023)
  • My Dad Brian Spalding worked at Crownie in the mid fifties can anyone remember him by any chance ?.
    Don’t know when he started working there but I can remember him telling about the Pit ponies being brought up to the fields outside for the holidays, and jumping and running all over the place .
    Would anyone know what times starting and finishing times were for the ‘afters’ shift, interested to find out if poss.

    By Kevin Spalding (14/07/2021)
  • The Speaker is Lawrence Daly who was NUM National General Secretary from 1968 to early in 1984. Daly was from the Scottish Area (NUM).

    By David Amos (07/02/2011)
  • It is indeed West Hill Drive in the background, although the site is actually where Tescos is now and where the leisure centre used to be (in the centre photograph Rosemary Street runs to the left, and the open space with the wiggly lines is where the leisure centre was).

    By Darren Turner (31/01/2011)
  • It might be Lawrence Daly NUM Secretary?

    By Penny Marsden (27/08/2010)

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