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Orgreave Truth & Justice Benefit Night

Saturday 23 January
Barnsley Civic, 4pm, £10

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign would like to thank local actor Danny Mellor for offering to perform his play ‘Undermined’ about the miners’ strike as a fund raiser for OTJC. 323 more words


Abstract Greens - Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher

Maggie Thatcher was a Milk Snatcher
Or so my father said
When I lived in Loanhead
She destroyed the miners
Going to school life was so cruel…

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Pride (2014)

Pride (2014) would make an excellent nomination for a “best original screenplay” award, if only the script wasn’t based on a true story. During the UK year-long miners strike of 1984-1985, an alliance of lesbians and gay men was formed in support of the striking British miners.  163 more words


Deploy a Really Awful Toyi-toyi!

South Africans perfected
The Wanna-Weewee dance –
Performance is effected
At  every given chance.

Invented in Zimbabwe,
But one can understand it
Why dear old Mu-ga-be… 387 more words


Striking Dilemmas

Striking Dilemmas, an emotional and though provoking play set against the backdrop of the 1984-85 Miners Strike arrives at Barnsley Council-run Elsecar Heritage on Thursday, 15 Octobe… 166 more words


Where Were You in 1983?

The British people had a lot on their minds in 1982, as the country divided on a war overseas and a class war at home.  Britain flexed its imperial muscle and won the Falklands War. 490 more words