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The Victimised Miners of 1984-5 - Stirling Story 15 for 15 April 2015

In 1984, when Polmaise 3&4 Colliery was threatened with flooding through non – use, four miners went underground to prevent this, through a three day sit-in. 163 more words

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Stirlingshire Collieries - Stirling Story no. 3 for 21 January 2015

This rare plate, donated to the Smith collections by colliery workers William McKinlay and Raymond Frew, attempts to sum up the significance of mining in Stirlingshire. 199 more words

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50 things part 5

  1. Red Ladder Theatre show. This year it was ‘We’re not going back‘ at City Varieties in Leeds. You can google this fantastic old venue and…
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Solidarnosc Miners' Statement in Solidarity With the NUM - 1984

On 17 June the Underground Provisional Co-ordinating Committee of Solidarity miners issued an unequivocal statement in solidarity with the British miners in their great struggle for jobs. 1,672 more words


Green Interlude 2 - The Green Surges and the UK Shrugs those ‘Broad Shoulders’

As some of you might be aware, the SNP were not the only post-Referendum ‘Yes’-beneficiaries: from their 1,700 members in September, they achieved 9,000 by the end of January, quite possibly making them a larger political party than Scotland’s secretive Labour membership figures. 1,125 more words

Tracking shot 1978

This afternoon instead of doing what I should have done, or take advantage of the beautiful spring sun, I watched Pride, which I thoroughly enjoyed and moved me to tears of pride, set during the… 172 more words