Miners’ vigils coincide with Thatchers’ funeral

Former Linby and Hucknall miners gather at the mining memorial in Hucknall for a vigil for their lost industry, to coincide with the funeral of Baroness Thatcher in London.'Ex-Linby pitman Barrie Lewis attends the vigil.
Former Linby and Hucknall miners gather at the mining memorial in Hucknall for a vigil for their lost industry, to coincide with the funeral of Baroness Thatcher in London.'Ex-Linby pitman Barrie Lewis attends the vigil.
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AS thousands gathered on the streets of Central London and inside St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher today former Linby and Hucknall Miners remembered her for different reasons.

Ex-Linby Pit man Barrie Lewis is pictured here during a roadside vigil for the pits - closed along with so many others during the Iron Lady’s reign in the 1980s.

Many in Nottinghamshire blame the Tory ex-prime minister for sowing seeds of division between families during the mining strikes.