Over on "A World To Win" there's a very interesting article on the effect the 1984/45 miners' strike had on our culture. It is a review of the book, "Digging the Seam". I also found the photos fascinating.
I can’t understand what has happened to Kim
There’s been such a terrible change
When I think of how that girl acted before
I can’t understand such a changeA beautiful hand with the pastry she had
Her sponge cakes were lovely and light
But, now it’s all muesli, and yoghurt, and nuts
While she’s out at meetings at nightWe could have gone on, for the rest of our lives
Never knowing, just what she was like
And she’d have been trapped in our image of her
If it hadn’t have been for the strike.