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Gerald Briddon started out as a miner at Markham in Derbyshire. Due to a pit accident he moved to South Africa and worked in the gold and platinum mines. He later returned to the Markham pit and became one of the strikers who stayed out for the duration of the strike.
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PIT PRIDE
By Gerald Briddon
Gerald Briddon was buried in an accident at Markham Pit as a young miner, he sustained evere injuries to his head and spine. After the accident he decided to go and work in South Africa's gold and platinum mines. He later came back to work at Markham and was there during the strike standing on the picket lines supporting his friends and colleagues from start to finish. After the strike he was among those who went to continue mining at the "super-pit" in Ashfordby, but now he earns his living making luxury mobile homes at a firm in Bakewell.

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Title:
PIT PRIDE
Contributor:
Gerald Briddon
Length:
2.35 mins
Date:
20 Feb 2009
Source:
Video Nation UK
Region:
England - East Midlands
Location:
Derby
Categories:
Identity
Memories


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