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It’s Christmas 1984. Sam, Gayle, Jayne and Craig are the children of striking miners. This is the story of how acts of generosity by total strangers made their Christmas possible that year, and what it was like for them to grow up in the shadow of the Miners’ Strike.
This exhibition includes an audio work, photography and archive items from the collections of National Coal Mining Museum for England, and People’s History Museum.
A collaborative project by Esther Johnson and Debbie Ballin 2015
A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’ is part of a larger research project titled Echoes of Protest?investigating the legacy of being involved in significant protest movements from a child’s perspective. echoes-of-protest.weebly.com
This exhibition is supported by the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield, and People’s History Museum, Manchester.
|Sat 12 Nov 2016 - Wed 18 Jan 2017|
Events at this Venue
|Sat 28 May - Sat 31 Dec||Heroes and Heroines|
|Wed 4 May - Mon 31 Oct||The End of an Era: Big K 1965-2015|
|Sat 22 - Sun 23 Oct||Family Fun Weekend - Minecraft comes to Life!|
|Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct||Something Nasty in the Coalshed|
|Sat 22 - Sun 23 Oct||Yorkshire Crafts, Gifts & Produce Experience|
|Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct||Family Arts Festival|
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Leave the M1 at jct 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the 1st right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: Yorkshire Traction Bus 232 from Wakefield Bus Station. Drops off outside the Reindeer Inn.
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- Disabled access
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- Facilities for groups
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