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Have Some Pride! 

In 1984-85 in the UK there was a huge miners strike, affecting the coal industry. I don’t know the full details, something to do with crap wages and Maggie Thatcher being a bitch. 360 more words


1984 Battle of Orgreave

GCSE History is so useful when trying to understand the world today. History is never just something in the past, to study and be interested in, it bubbling with facts, events and influences that help make sense of the world in the news right now. 130 more words

Revealed: The links between Hillsborough and South Yorkshire Police’s 1984 Orgreave ‘cover-up’

The Battle of Orgreave unfolds in June 1984. New documents have revealed links between the tactics used by police and those employed in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster. 2,389 more words

them and us

Twice in the past two days I have  found myself with tears rolling down my cheeks. I am not a person who cries easily, so why now? 1,831 more words

South Wales: mining, writing.

I was in South Wales recently, working on my second novel. My journey took me from Skenfrith, where I stopped off to talk to a book club, to Merthyr, Treharris, and then on to Rhossili and the Gower peninsula. 318 more words


On the anniversary of Thatchers Death (song)

Anniversary celebrations…

This just popped up as a Facebook memory. I wrote it on the day of her death. Trust me the sentiment still stands. 76 more words