Twenty five years ago the miners' strike was a key turning point in modern British history. From March 2009 to March 2010, we will be gathering your video stories and comments about how the miners' strike has affected the course of the lives of those involved.
If you were a striking miner, a miner
who did not go on strike, if you policed or documented the picket lines,
were a political supporter for or against the strike, lived in a mining community
at the time or reported on the strike, we would like to hear from you.
23 February 2009 THE BLACKSTUFF BOYS Noel Griffiths, Cliff Williams and Bert Abraham
"It was one of the worst years of my life" Three ex-miners from the same valley in South Wales, but with very different experiences on the miners strike of '84-85'.
20 February 2009 ARREST Toni Bennett
Toni Bennett was arrested and charged for singing on the picket line at Markham, in Derbyshire in 1984. Till this day that same conviction still affects her life.
23 February 2009 I WAS THERE Paula Richards
"It was alright to have nothing, if everyone else had nothing too." Paula tells her story of her childhood as the daughter of a striking miner in 1984.
2 Mar 2009 THE ENEMY WITHIN Anthony Thomas
Anthony gives his personal account of the strike which underlines his feeling of betrayal and his perception of indifference to the strike in Britain at the time.
3 March 2009 A WOMAN ON STRIKE Audrey Griffiths
In 1984 Audrey was interviewed by BBC Wales as a 'Woman on Strike'. 25 years on she takes a look back to see how her life changed because of the strike.