There have been protests in our region against a leader blamed for decimating mining communities across northern England.
Although Margaret Thatcher left Downing Street more than two decades ago - time has done little to heal the scars felt by many in villages like Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire.
Today more than 1000 people gathered for a mock funeral there which saw an effigy of the former Prime Minister being carried through the streets and then burnt on wasteland. Jon Hill reports.
In contrast to the people paying their respects in London, there were celebrations in the pit village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire.
ITV News special correspondent Geraint Vincent was with former miners and their supporters who were heralding the end of an era.
Mark Anderson is the headteacher of Huntingtower Primary School in Grantham. He says he hopes the children will be inspired by what former pupil Margaret Thatcher achieved.
Former policeman turned author Mike Pannett from North Yorkshire talks about his experience as an officer during Margaret Thatcher's time as Prime Minister.
Hundreds of people, including former miners, have gathered in Goldthorpe in Barnsley to burn an effigy of Margaret Thatcher.
Dozens of people gathered in Baroness Thatcher's home town of Grantham to pay their final respects. They watched the service live on a big screen inside the town's museum.
It's estimated that 1000 people are attending a celebration for Margaret Thatcher's funeral being held in Goldthorpe, Barnsley.