chapter  4
A STRIKE DIARY
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These are a few extracts from a 100,000-word diary which Iris began writing on day one of the strike.

The beginning. 6 March 1984 Today my sons are on strike, both work as miners at Brook­ house Pit. And it is no good you putting this journal away - the situation isn’t going to change, so you might just as well write it again.