Conversation between mother and daughter, Mel and Donna, about their memories of the miners' strike in 1974.
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Elcock, Melvyn, 1949- (male, fitter), Brownless, Donna, 1975- (female, midwife)
BBC Radio Leicester
Mel and Donna talk about memories of the miners' strike in 1974. Mel recalls what led up to it, how he felt about Margaret Thatcher and her policies as well as the hardship they experienced during the 'Great Strike'. Mel talks about how his wife was incredibly supportive and Donna says she hadn't realised how hard it was for them because they seemed to hide it so well, she remembers having had one of the best Christmases during that time. Mel talks about how important his principles for striking were and how he feels he did the right thing.
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