Tagged: Nostalgia

Memoirs From A Picket Line – Part Five

Memoirs From A Picket Line – Part Five

My next set of adventures was slightly different.  Well, a whole world different really. For this tour I was ‘lucky’ enough to be the Boss’s Driver. This meant a room of my own, a...

Memoirs From A Picket Line – Part Four

Memoirs From A Picket Line – Part Four

Today would change our experience of the Miners’ Strike completely. We didn’t yet know it but we were about to be introduced to violence on the Picket Line for the first, but not the...

Memoirs From A Picket Line – Part Three

Memoirs From A Picket Line – Part Three

The second episode of any note found me billeted at an Army Camp somewhere on the outskirts of Grantham. As far as I can remember we didn’t see a single striking miner for the...

Memoirs From A Picket Line – Part Two

Memoirs From A Picket Line – Part Two

I can’t for the life of me remember where we were billeted this week, but I’ll never forget the name of the place that we did our finest work – Coalville, a little town...

Memoirs From A Picket Line Part One

Memoirs From A Picket Line Part One

Much has been said and written about the notorious Miners’ Strike of 1984/85 and you’ll be pleased to know that I have absolutely no intention of commenting on the politics of it, that is...

So Were Regan And Hunt Really So Bad?

So Were Regan And Hunt Really So Bad?

In the last few weeks I’ve thought a lot about the poor old Met.  What has happened to it over the years? Where is it going? Why is it going there? When I joined...