COMMUNITIES IN STRIFE - Lord Brian Mackenzie

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    "... the country entered into one of the bitterest industrial disputes for many years. The main pits in Durham were on the coast at Easington and Seaham, where mass picketing took place. There was also mass picketing at Tow Law, where a private open-cast mine operated. This was seen as strike breaking and an attempt was made to stop the movement of coal from the open-cast pit. The miners' strike went on for twelve months, almost to the day, and it was a very difficult time for the mining communities and the police. Families were divided with sons and fathers in the police and down the pit respectively. It took years after the strike for the police to rebuild trust in some mining communities..." Article adapted from the book “Two Lives of Brian – From Policing to Politics” by Brian, Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate.
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    Lord Brian Mackenzie
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