From a Rock to a Hard Place: The 1984/85 Miners’ Strike

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Author: BEVERLEY TROUNCE

Category: Humanities

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9781803994659

RRP: $32.99

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Memories from the Miners’ Strike, forty years on. By the end of the notorious 1984/85 miners’ strike many wanted to forget their painful experiences. Forty years on people are ready to look back and talk about what happened in England during this defining moment of industrial action. Beverley Trounce, who worked in a pit village and whose father was a miner, has interviewed a number of the people directly affected by the strike. Her research covers the pickets, the collieries, the matter of simple survival through the extreme and grinding poverty of the time, the effects on the women and children involved and the wider community, as well as the aftermath and what its legacy means to people today. AUTHOR: Beverley Trounce is a qualified librarian and archivist. Her father was a miner. During the 1980s she worked in a coal-mining area in Nottinghamshire where she witnessed the hardships endured by miners. She helped to organise fund-raising events and the subject has always remained close to her heart. She lives in Hove. 110 b/w illustrations

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