Arthur Scargill

A while back, Arthur Scargill visited my local town to unveil a statue dedicated to the mining history of the area and all the coal miners who spent - and in some cases, ended - their lives underground to fuel this country.

For those who aren’t from England (or don’t know anything about the 1970s and 80s), Arthur Scargill was the leader of the National Union of Mineworkers during a very tumultuous period in recent British history, and was a massively polarising figure as a result of the events of that era.

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