Pit house to politics

Pit house to Politics is a celebration for the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in Britain.

It looks at the women’s involvement the 1984-1985 miners’ strike, focusing on 20 women, from colliery town within the areas of Kent, Yorkshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Wales, Country Durham and Lancashire.
Recording the accounts of those that came out in support of the partners, and who have carried on the flight of social injustice. Either going into politics or with their fellow ‘women against pit closures’ group marching against other social issues.

The project produced 20 photogravure portraits of the women stood outside their open front doors to represent the possibilities open to the women in the wake of the strike ending and how these women embraced that change.
Each images is accompanied with a screen printed quote pulled from the interviews to compliment the print, giving an instant insight into their lives.


lottery funded project