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Women and Families in the Miners’ Strike, 1984-5

Community Dinners at the Cynon Valley Museum 


1 Feb, 18 Feb, 21 March, 15 April 2020. 

1.00pm – 2.30pm. 


Free buffet dinner, short talks, activities for children, all welcome! 




All dinners will be held from 1.00pm to 2.30pm 


Saturday 1 February: Soup Kitchens and Food Parcels during the Strike 

Tuesday 18 February: Children and Young People in the Strike 

Saturday 21 March: Communities Supporting the Strike 

Wednesday 15 April: Intergeneration Reminiscence Session


Come to one dinner or all four to learn more about women and families in the miners’ strike and share your memories. At the events:

o   We'll have short talks from historians and you'll hear from local women in their own words about the strike

o   Share and discuss your memories

o   Activities for children

o   And we'll have an optional collection for local charities


Run by historians Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, Natalie Thomlinson and Daryl Leeworthy, with local activists and volunteers.



Meat, vegetarian and vegan options available. If you have other dietary requirements contact Florence on 07503836859 or 10 days in advance


Dinners will be held in the Parry Room, Cynon Valley Museum, Depot Road, Aberdare, CF44 8DL


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