An account of how the 1984 coal miners’ strike affected the Welsh village of Penrhriwceiber which had a NCB pit. Everyone of the miners stood firm during the strike and the community came together in self help and set up a food bank long before that term had spread throughout the country. Violence on a small scale erupted when a massive police presence helped the bringing in of scab labour from outside the village. The women played a vital role. One women said “I always respected the police, but not now”. (a 2019 report says this village is the most deprived in the whole country).
The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards but is useful for historical use.
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