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Iron Lady: Rust in peace

“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony,” Margaret Thatcher told the British public as she entered office as the first female prime minister in 1979. 3,546 more words


Campaigners welcome reports of Orgreave enquiry

Campaigners have welcomed reports the government is to launch an enquiry into the police handling at the Battle of Orgreave.

Striking miners clashed with mounted police officers at Orgreave in South Yorkshire in 1984. 603 more words


Postcard #35. Riots

High Pavement Police Station, Nottingham, September 2016

Yesterday I took a free tour of Nottingham’s Old County Police Station as part of the September Heritage Open Days. 873 more words

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Review: Shafted by Marde Hen Productions

Playwright Jeannie Jordan remembers 1984 well not only because it was the year she got engaged but also because of the miners’ strike.

At her local pit Cadley Hill near Swadlincote, like many others in South Derbyshire, the miners continued to work. 451 more words


Review: 'GB84' by David Peace

‘Staying recently in a South Yorkshire town called Rotherham—described in one guidebook as “murky”, an inadequate word for the place—I was interested to read in the local newspaper how the proprietors of some stores are preventing hooligans from gathering outside to intimidate and rob customers. 1,101 more words

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The 1980s: Barry Manilow, Bangor and Babycham

Moving from the 60’s and 70’s in our fascinating series about childhood memories of different decades we move into the 80’s and thank Mrs Pam Gordon, a teacher at St John’s School for sharing her memories. 278 more words

On the death of Thatcher.....

Being of mining stock the demise of Margret Thatcher has been along awaited.

Take this song from my childhood years

“Here’s Maggie Thatcher Throw Her Up and Catch Her…Squish Squash, Squish Squash….

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