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Women in the Miners' Strike, 1984-5
Feeding and fundraising
All around the country, women got involved in their local support groups - like Pat Smith, in South Yorkshire, Anne Kirby in Fife, and Kim Hickling in Nottinghamshire. Many women, such as Maxine Penkenthman in Staffordshire, remembered feeling joy when food parcels arrived. But some families did not want to rely on charity: in South Wales, Mary Hole's husband only went to collect a food parcel once. And Liz French, an activist in Kent, recalled that some women were not always grateful for the work of the women's support group members.
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