From a Rock to a Hard Place: The 1984/85 Miners' Strike (Paperback)
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From a Rock to a Hard Place: The 1984/85 Miners' Strike (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 25/01/2024
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By the end of the notorious 1984/85 miners’ strike many wanted to forget their painful experiences. Many years on people are ready to look back and talk about what happened in Britain during this defining moment of industrial action.

In this new and updated edition, Beverley Trounce, who worked in a pit village and whose father was a miner, delivers a candid account of this heroic struggle through the voices of people directly affected by the strike. Her research and contributions from ex-striking miners and activists cover 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.

From a Rock to a Hard Place is a powerful and moving record of a divisive moment in history.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781803994659
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Outstanding”

Beautifully written.

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“Myopic nonsense.”

Yet another barely literate luddite spouting witless drivel from her uneducated and politically naive perspective. Still moaning on 40 years later about an unlawful strike for an outdated industry that ended (as it... More

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“A GREAT READ”

The miners' strike is an important part of our country's history and it's fascinating to read the many moving, often heroic testimonies of those involved. Despite having billions of tons of coal... More

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