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The Brave Don't Cry

You don’t get many happy mining films. It tends to be disasters or strikes. 12 more words


Trade Union Massacre

“What have the unions ever done for us?”

“Weekends off!”

“Well, except for weekends off, what have the unions ever done for us?!”

You get the picture. 1,346 more words

Newell News International

Upcoming Book: "Maggie, Arthur & Me" by Steve Taylor

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Some years ago in 1993 I began to write a book covering my experiences policing during the 1984-1985 Miner’s Strike. I also wrote a little bit about myself and took a nostalgic bitter-sweet look at some of the events that were connected and unconnected with the Strike. 87 more words


Miners Strike Unite Cat

The 30th Anniversary of the Miners Strike is coming to an end this year (Okay, it was back in March), we dug up a Where’s Wally… 84 more words

Unite Youth

HISTORY BOYS: Communications and the Miners Strike

As a historian and someone fascinated by the changing face of communications I’ve spent a bit of time on a chapter of history that’s still being fought.  1,386 more words

Miner's strike - Orgreave and the travesty of law! Not just the police - also the BBC!

The Tories planned out the whole debacle of the Miner’s Strike before hand in the Ridley Report. They put in laws and made contingencies. They bought off the police and transport and stockpiled coke at the power stations. 219 more words



Today’s announcement that the Independent Police Complaints Commission will not be investigating police conduct at Orgreave should come as no surprise to anyone who has looked in to the IPCC in the past. 606 more words