Leicestershire Miners' Association

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Leicestershire Miners' Association
Founded 1887
Date dissolved 1945
Merged into National Union of Mineworkers
Affiliation Miners' Federation of Great Britain
Key people Levi Lovett (President), Jack W. Smith
Country United Kingdom
Former headquarters, in Coalville.

The 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.[1] In about 1907, it became the "Leicestershire Miners' Association".[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 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.


c.1900: Tom Gowdridge
1945: Frank Smith
1976: Jack Jones
c.1990: Peter Smith


  1. Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, p.210
  2. John B. Smethurst and Peter Carter, Historical Directory of Trade Unions Vol.6, p.489