Strike

An 18 month long project collecting stories about life in Northumberland and Newcastle in the 1980s. Over 80 young people recorded 31 Interviews, and created “80s life: The Miners strike” a 35 minute documentary about life in the area in the 1980s with a particular focus on the impact of the 84-85 Miners Strike. We also made a short fictional film “Strike” inspired by the stories collected during the interviews.
The project was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Northern Stage, delivered in partnership with Museums Northumberland & Northern Stage. Here are the films and the oral histories.

80s Life: The Miners Strike – Documentary film.

Strike – short film.

Brian Topping


Dave Liddel


George Walters


Heather Wood


Ken Liddle


Mary Stratford


Tom Deedigan


Sheila Hedley


Lesley Young


Paul Mason


Tina Camilleri


Zoe Hagelberg Smith


Lewis Murray


Chris Connel


Michael Holiday


Martin Douglas


Stephen Brown


Jill Adamson


Douglas Hagelberg


Ian Brown


Willie Scobie


Jane Lancaster


Desmond Dunn


Donald McDonald


Tom Watson


Jimmy Bradford


Karen Hedley


Douglas Hedley


Adrian Ions


Ernest Gordon


Drew Brydon