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Parkside Pit Camp
Newton-le-Willows, 1993
Credit: St Helens Reporter / St Helens Archive Service (ref. PH/16/483/2)
Mrs Sylvia Pye and her courageous band of supporters who, on 18th January 1993, established the Women Against Pit Closures camp at Parkside Colliery, Newton-le-Willows.
The camp was occupied by women volunteers for 24 hours a day, every day, and their continuous presence ensured that the shafts and machinery remained intact and that coal production at Parkside Colliery could continue for as long as possible.
Item added : 8th March 2022
by St Helens Archive Service
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