Betty Cook

Betty Cook


Betty Cook was a founder member of Barnsley Miners' Wives Action Group which transformed her life as a miner's wife and mother. She was a core member of Women Against Pit Closures from 1984. She has also campaigned as a Trade Union Branch Official in Mail Order, her former employer, at Greenham Common and the World Social Forum. She currently works as an Educational Advisor in Barnsley.

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From legal and illegal action, to quiet subversion and huge spectacle, feminists of the Women’s Liberation Movement employed various methods in order to make their point and demand social and legislative change. Find out more about at some of the WLM's central campaigns.