Thousands attended a "solidarity march" in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, on Saturday after the last of the UK's deep coal pits, Kellingley Colliery, closed on Friday.
A marching band led the procession, which was organised by Lisa Cheney and Kirsten Sinclair whose partners were miners at Kellingley.
"It was a difficult day yesterday but hopefully by having today we'll have a bit more closure," Sinclair said.
Yvette Cooper, Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford and former home secretary, was joined on the march by Anne Scargill, the wife of former National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) leader Arthur Scargill.
"It was great to have so many people here for the march. It just shows the strong support from the whole community," Cooper said.
"The pit has been part of this town but also part of our industrial heritage for such a long time and I think everybody wanted to show their solidarity with the last of the UK miners," Cooper added.
Many wore stickers bearing the NUM's slogan, "Coal not dole".
There were once more than a million miners employed in Britain, with 2,500 in the Kellingley area alone in the industry's heyday, according to the Yorkshire Post.
A "grim reaper" led Saturday's march, which many had travelled to take part in as a mark of respect for the miners.
Banners that read, "save fuel, burn a Tory scab", and "UDM [Union of Democratic Mineworkers] scabbing bastards" were set alight by two marchers.
The Union of Democratic Mineworkers was a union created by miners who continued working during the miners' strike of 1984-1985.
On Friday, night shift workers at Kellingley Colliery clocked off for the last ever time.
450 miners at the pit will receive a redundancy package of 12 weeks at average pay.
Following the march, the pit's closure will be marked with an event at a nearby social club.
As the march drew to a close, miners could be seen wiping tears from their eyes, according to local reporters.
Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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