Transpennine culture: November 22nd 2009
Memories of the miners' strike of 1984 - 1985
by Helen Gavaghan, Salford
Miners, their family, newsmen and women recall their memories of the miners' strike of 1984. A meeting held 21st November, 2009 at The Working Class Movement Library in Salford.
Pain and anger were still evident. Real pain and deep hurt. The memory was of betrayal and broken communities. Outrage at the resulting current reality: youth unemployment running at up to 40 per cent in small towns and in former mining communities from Barnsley to Manchester.
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