Former headquarters, in Coalville.
Leicestershire Miners' Association was a trade union in the United Kingdom.
The union was founded in 1887 as the
Coalville and District Miners' Association to represent coal miners in the Coalville area of Leicestershire. In about 1907, it became the "Leicestershire Miners' Association". [1 ] [2 ]
The union was affiliated to the
Miners Federation of Great Britain, and in 1945 it became the Leicestershire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Although all but thirty of the union's members broke the 1984-1985 miners' strike, they voted against joining the Union of Democratic Mineworkers, and remained part of the NUM.
Notable figures associated with the union include president
Levi Lovett and agent Jack W. Smith.
Secretaries [ edit ]
c.1900: Tom Gowdridge
1945: Frank Smith
1976: Jack Jones
c.1990: Peter Smith
References [ edit ]
^ Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, p.210
^ John B. Smethurst and Peter Carter, Historical Directory of Trade Unions Vol.6, p.489