What I remember (and will never forget) is what Thatcher did to the Mining Communities. I know it sounds dramatic but she actually ripped the heart out of them and what for - pure revenge on the miners?
The Tory government said the pits were uneconomic, they said Tower Colliery in South Wales, was unviable; it was bought out by the workers and it is still producing vast quantities of coal to this day. How many more times did the Tories lie?
I remember coming out of school at 11:00 every day to go on the picket line at the Phurnacite Plant in Abercwmboi where one scab had gone into work. He was a hated figure and had to leave the valley to move north where he was given a new identity!