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Poster, 'Melly Supports the Miners'

MOL.2016.76.3

About this object

George Melly returned to Liverpool to perform in support of the Miners' Strike at the Liverpool Empire Theatre in 1984.

Thousands of coal miners across the country had started industrial action earlier that year when the government announced their intention to close 20 coal mines, as well as the plan, in the long-term, to close over 70 pits.

People from across Merseyside showed solidarity and support for the miners by raising money and sending food and essentials to the struggling families. The strike finally ended on 3 March 1985, nearly a year after it had begun.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Poster, 'Melly Supports the Miners'
  • Accession no.
    MOL.2016.76.3
  • Type
    Poster
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1984
  • Materials
    Paper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    595 mm x 420 mm
  • Related people
    George Melly (Associated Person)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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