Some readers will find it hard to believe that almost 40 years have passed since the Miners Strike. In the early 1980s coal was the biggest employer in Wales, with life for many communities revolving around the pit.

On March 6, 1984, the National Coal Board announced it was to close 20 pits with the loss of 20,000 jobs. Six days a national strike was called. It lasted a year and became one of the most bitter industrial disputes in British history.

We want to hear your memories and stories from that year. Perhaps you took part in marches, picketing, food drives or fundraising. Or just want to share the impact it had on your community. We'd love to see any family photographs - but please make sure you have permission from who took them, aswell as those appearing in them.

Share your stories and picture in the form below, or you can email We'll collate them later in the year.