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24 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Durham Town Hall and Online via Zoom

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Although the Miners’ Strike took place nearly forty years ago, the families and communities that experienced it in County Durham still have vivid memories of that year and have had to wrestle in their lives with the destruction of an industry.

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Photo credit: Kath Connolly

This event features historian Robert Gildea, who is writing an oral history of the strike, in conversation with one of the families he interviewed. David Wray was an electrician at Sacriston during the strike. He and his wife Dorothy ran a soup kitchen in Leadgate and their daughter Sam, a teenager at the time, enjoyed the visits of musicians who helped to raise funds for striking families. They will be joined by Sam’s daughter, Caitlin, now a student at Newcastle University, who speaks for a third generation that has been shaped by the strike. 

Following a conversation with the family the floor with be open to members of the audience who would like to share their own memories of the strike and its legacy. 

This is a hybrid event with online and in person tickets available

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