Yorkshire’s Flying Pickets

Bruce Wilson's diary is an honest and action-packed account of what life was like for five young men on picket duty during the longest and most bitter … [Read more...]

Tha’s Locked Up – A West Yorkshire Policeman Remembers

In 1981 amid recession and widespread urban unrest Dave Watson left the building trade to join the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police. You will be … [Read more...]

The 1984/85 Miners Strike in Nottinghamshire – ‘If Spirit Alone Won Battles’: The Diary of John Lowe

The dirty war fought by the Thatcher Government to defeat the formidable National Union of Mineworkers transformed him from passive family man into … [Read more...]