1921 Miners' Lockout Exhibition

  • Event details

  • Begins 1 June at 10:00

  • Ends 5 September at 16:00


A Collaboration between author  and historian Ian Wright and Dean Heritage Centre.

It has been a hundred years since the miners’ lockout. Find out about this important struggle by miners to defend their wages and conditions of work. Featuring Ian Wright’s research with miners objects, photographs and oral  histories from the DHC collection.

The exhibition looks at:

· Conditions in the Forest of Dean Coalfield

· The events leading up to the 1921 lockout and their roots in World War One

· The national picture

· The lockout in the Forest of Dean


“better die of starvation in God's beautiful sunshine than to go back to servile labour “