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Date:1980 - 1989 (c.)

Description:Ink cartoon of the Jephson Gardens featuring Arthur Scargill and a miner, signed by the artist, Ken Aitken, c.1980.

Ken's cartoons on topical issues were published every week by the Leamington Spa Courier. This particular cartoon was drawn in the 1980's. It depicts a miner and Arthur Scargill, president of the National Union of Miners and a key player in the miners' strike of 1984-85.

Ken's main love was aviation. He was in the Air Training Corps as a teenager and joined the Royal Air Force in 1946. From the 1980's he was part of the Guild of Aviation Artists and was one of only a few to be honoured with full membership. His pictures of vintage aircraft and pilots were regularly exhibited in London.

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Donor ref: LEAMG : M4619.2004.01 (70/26083)

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