Exploration of memories of the causes of the coal miners' strike of 1984-1985, focusing on the fear of unemployment, loss of community and loss of a way of life, as understood in Blaengarw at the top of the Garw valley in south Wales, and how events of the strike affected the community at the time.

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Blaengarw
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16 November 2007

Students could explore the causes of industrial unrest during the 1980s in Britain. A case study could be made on Blaengarw in south Wales as part of student led research. A good stimulus for class debate would be to ask the students if they felt that the miners were right to strike.