Semi Professional & Homemade Makers

·Semi professional

Some of the NUM Lodge banners are good examples of semi professional banners, where the actual banner was perhaps made by the wife of a committee member and the image and slogan added to the banner by a professional sign writer.


· Homemade

These banners are very common. Artistic skills are not always necessary as painted or sewn slogans on a square of cloth are a basic, but highly effective banner – and they can be made by anyone. Many campaign banners fall into his category where they are used for a brief campaign and so the purchase of a more permanent banner is not necessary. Banners made during the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike were often home made.


Mary Crofton, Secretary Newport Miners' Support Group, repairing the banner on her kitchen table