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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?

‘Kill an Argie, Win a Metro’ screamed a headline in the Sun newspaper.  Britain flexed its imperial muscles and won the Falklands War. Margaret Thatcher won a general election off the back of it; Labour ditched Michael Foot for another lame duck – Neil Kinnock. 454 more words


GB84 (2004)

It’s taken me a while to write this post. In many ways that’s appropriate, because this is a book that absorbed a huge amount of time. 599 more words


And the Dead Shall Rise by Des Mannay

The 1984 miners’ strike here in the UK, had a huge social and political impact, and was indicative of a wider global shift towards the protection of big business to the detriment of working class people. 847 more words


Pride - Really in the Name of Love - part two

“And just how would you define ‘neighbour’?”                                                             Jesus answered by telling a story. “There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. 1,143 more words

Story Unwrapped

Gala Day, Durham Miners by Jane Burn

In 1984 I was twenty-two and having a nervous breakdown. I had taken an English A Level (which I failed) and I remember the question of whether… 1,055 more words


Back to the future?

This week I had a salutary reminder of the ghastliness of the Labour Party in the 1980s, and also my first glimpse of the nastiness of cyber-bullying. 481 more words