The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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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?
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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.