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Keresley - A Village and a Strike

"Kiss me goodnight Arthur Scargill but Maggie you are no sister to me." Keresley: a colliery and a pit village but, with a strike on, which side are you on?

Documentary 1985 26 mins

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It is December 1984 and the divisive miners' strike is splitting communities across the nation. This film gives one side of the argument: that of the striking miners of Keresley near Coventry. They have been out for nine months and as Christmas approaches it has become more than a strike over jobs: it is a fight for the roots of Socialism itself. The fundraising women of Keresley provide some light in this often bleak film as they bring hope to a divided community.