Soundscape – Selby Coalfield: the 1984-5 strike.

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This is a soundscape compiled from a number of interviews with retired miners who once worked at Selby, now working as guides at the NCMME. They recount their memories of the strike – some working at Selby others still at pits yet to be closed. It is part of a series of soundscapes on different themes. You can locate them by searching these headings –


Guides at Caphouse NCMME

Mining in General


Mining over the generations

Travel and Transfers


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