This is a poem for my Dad’s 60th birthday.
Figured why not share it with the world… well the few people who’ll read this. :-) 617 more words
Before the Miners Strike, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)’s newspaper, “The Miner”, had a Page 3 girl. For those of you reading this who aren’t British, page 3 is the bizarre and misogynist phenomenon where some of our normal mainstream daily newspapers will devote their page 3 to a huge picture of a topless woman, a “tradition” that sadly continues to this day. 969 more words
We went to see this movie in Barnsley. Mining town.
People were hissing when Margaret Thatched appeared on the screen and clapped and cheered when one of the miners explained how he managed to turn 6 lorries away on the picketing line on his own. 89 more words