Dave Hopper and the Durham Miner’s Gala

  The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival is proud to welcome Dave Hopper, General Secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association, and Secretary of the National Union of Miners (North East Area), which he represents on the National Executive Committee of the NUM. Dave has been involved all his life in mining, he began as a … Continue reading Dave Hopper and the Durham Miner’s Gala

British Miners’ Strike to feature at Cork Mother Jones Festival

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is privileged to welcome Betty Cook and Anne Scargill to Cork. Betty Cook was born in 1938 in Doncaster. Having trained as a nurse, Betty married and raised her family of three children and watched from home as the coal strikes of 1972 to 1974 took place. She was determined … Continue reading British Miners’ Strike to feature at Cork Mother Jones Festival