About: Lancashire Mining Documentary "Loss Of Face" Part 1
The guy speaking about the Tories seeking revenge on the miners for 72 and 74 is dead right but then the miners sole purpose for striking in 74 was to bring down the government. Thatcher bided her time.
These people were the salt of the earth shame on the Tory party this is why I could never vote Tory strongly believe they don't understand that it's the working class that keeps our country great
The man that starts speaking at 4:39
got it spot on about Maggie Thatcher. She was buoyed up by the Falklands War and had a taste of blood on her lips after it that she needed quenched.
I am sorry for all the injustice you all had to go throw!
Would do it again,
all them scabby basterds,fuck you all
everyone says its been 30 years since the strike forget about.tell people war to forget it.NEVER NEVER NEVER.not aslong as i live
Yep the Conservatives have a lot to answer for.
We now import coal and just look how much our power bills have gone up, they have even sold off our Nuclear power stations to the French "EDF", just to make quick money! Bring on the revolution. Why have we not had one yet? WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE??
The next big hit by this Coalition Goverment, Conservative run!! is the NHS, they intend to make it all "PRIVATE". What manufacturing do we have in the UK? BRITISH OWNED???? It was all one big sell out in the 1980s and it's still going on.
In 1979 the pig-class revolted. They used their money & propaganda press to install a government to overthrow the people. Privatise, deregulate, abolish all financial and currency controls, destroy all public services and assets built by the people for the people. Its still going on. They destroyed a nation and built a squalid racket for their own class. They created a wasteland infested with packs of crazed diseased rats fighting over the contents of a burst bin-bag ! Oh! Were grateful for all the food banks tho ! FOOD BANKS ! Britain 2014 !
May thatcher rot in hell
So glad we closed the mines.
Interesting documentary - it's not only in the Lancashire coalfield that soldiers were dressing as the police - I've heard similar tales from North Eastern miners.
I'm currently making a drama set during the strikes for a University project, and I'm hoping to include some archive footage in it. I wondered if you'd be able to tell me where you got yours, as I think it's fascinating.
You have Maggie to thank for all that,as do we all.Stupid,nearsighted,greedy bitch.
Its good for people to have had their views and opinions of such an historic strike to be captured for people to listen to in the future.
Grimebridge was actualy closed twice under private ownership 90-92 then worked with 6 men till final closure summer 96, but the context of this video is the demise of a NATIONAL industry not private mines whos contribution is/was minimal.
Thatcher said ALL the pits where unprofitable then why is it some of the ex NCB collieries continued in private ownership untill this past few years and the fact we still have 4 deep mines and 4 surface mines being worked by uk coal.....
Parkside wasn't the last pit in lancashire at all. Grimebridge worked on until 96 and Hill Top opened a year later.
The coal board and British coal were not the be all and end all of coal mining. Lancashire had it's fare share of private coal mines