Wednesday, 18 February 2009

25 Years On !

25 years ago my Dad was a mine worker,working for the N.C.B.
25 years on and my Dad is dead,and so is the Coal Industry!
March 12th 1984 was the start of 12 months of hardship.
Still today there are men,families who will NOT talk to each other!
All because of "The Strike"
In the end the only winner was Margaret Thatcher,she got what she wanted!
The men and their families lost out,they came out on strike,had 12 months without money.
Eat in soup kitchens,fought among themselves,and lost long time friendship.
And all for "NOTHING" they went back to work,walking back with pride, BUT gained nothing and LOST a lot.
Was this solidarity ! or was this foolishness !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After 25 years these men lost a lot,and I lost my Dad.

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