Clip description Keywords
A wife's perspective on the miners’ strike
A wife's perspective on the miners’ strike

Duration: 02:38

A miner's wife shares her recollections of the 1984 Miners' Strike

 
Aims of the miners’ strike according to Arthur Scargill
Aims of the miners’ strike according to Arthur Scargill

Duration: 01:00

Arthur Scargill addresses the press after the closure of Cortonwood colliery.

 
Arthur Scargill on why the 1984 miners' strike failed
Arthur Scargill on why the 1984 miners' strike failed

Duration: 04:38

Arthur Scargill gives his views on why the Miners' Strike of 1984 failed.

 
Employment issues in Scotland 1830s-1930s
Employment issues in Scotland 1830s-1930s

Duration: 01:11

Review of employment opportunities in Scotland and the effects of industrial and economic change.

 
Experiencing the miner’s strike of 1984-85 from a child’s perspective
Experiencing the miner’s strike of 1984-85 from a child’s perspective

Duration: 03:06

How a child recalls the events of the miners strike in the 1980s.

 
How content were the British people in 1914?
How content were the British people in 1914?

Duration: 02:37

An exploration of social discontent in 1914 Britain.

 
Labour shortages on the British Railways
Labour shortages on the British Railways

Duration: 05:53

British Railways response to labour shortages – official and unofficial.

 
Miners’ strike timeline
Miners’ strike timeline

Duration: 02:16

A timeline of the key events in the miners' strike 1984-1985.

 
Suffragettes - the battle for the vote for women
Suffragettes - the battle for the vote for women

Duration: 08:53

An examination of the Suffragette struggle for the right of women to vote.

 
The miners’ strike: Orgreave colliery
The miners’ strike: Orgreave colliery

Duration: 03:04

Footage of pickets at Orgreave colliery in 1984.

 
Trade unions of the late 19th century
Trade unions of the late 19th century

Duration: 03:12

A description of how increased union activity and strikes towards the end of the 19th century secured extra rights, wage guarantees and better working conditions for Britain's labouring class.

 
Why did the trade unions come about?
Why did the trade unions come about?

Duration: 01:49

The origins of trade unions and the experience of working children and women in the 19th century.

 
Why the miners went on strike
Why the miners went on strike

Duration: 01:06

Miners give their reasons for striking.

 
Working class movements of the Industrial Revolution
Working class movements of the Industrial Revolution

Duration: 03:05

How the fight to improve living and working conditions led eventually to the formation of the Labour Party.

 

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