Thursday, March 26, 2009

Strike Back

"The name did cause a bit of a stir when I got arrested. A policeman would ask me my name and I would say 'Strike'. He would reply 'Yeah right, and I'm Arthur Scargill'."

That was former miner Norman Strike describing life as a flying picket during the 1984-85 dispute. He kept a diary of his experiences which he is now putting online, day by day. It's an extraordinary document - and a fascinating use of the weblog medium to boot. Go have a read at normanstrike.wordpress.com