Department: Social History
Anti-Thatcher merchandise was produced during the 1980s in reponse to the growing unpopularity of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was very unpopular in Sheffield and many of her government's policies had a large impact on industries and workers here. This toilet roll was sold in 1985, the year the miners' strike came to an end. It was one of the most bitter industrial disputes in our history. Toilet rolls were also produced showing images of the other main protagonists in the strike, including Neil Kinnock, who was the Labour Party Leader, and Arthur Scargill, who was the President of the National Union of Mineworkers. However, these were discontinued due to lack of demand.
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