Jeremy Deller: The English Civil War Part II: Personal accounts of the 1984-85 miner's strike

Jeremy Deller: The English Civil War Part II: Personal accounts of the 1984-85 miner's strike
Library Shelf Location 18.DELL
Publication Date Jul 2002
Description Initiated by artist Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Ogreave was the partial re-enactment of one of the most violent clashes between striking miners and police during the 1984-85 miners' strike. The original strike took place on 18th June 1984, the re-enactment some seventeen years later, on 17th June 2001. This book contains a series of personal accounts by people who were all in different ways involved with the strike and the re-enactment. There is the story of Mac McLoughlin (former miner and policeman on duty during the strike), who talks about the build up within the police force to that memorable confrontation; David Douglas (National Union of Mineworkers) talks about the meaning of that one day in relation to the trade union movement in England; Stephanie Gregory (Women Support Group) reminisces about the effects on family life and about how many women supported their partners throughout the strike and afterwards; Ken Wyatt (then ambulance-man, now local councillor) recounts his experiences both on and off duty; Johnny Wood (striking miner) tells about his different experiences as a picket; Jonathan Foster recounts his memories as a reporting journalist during the strike and places the events in a broader perspective; and finally Howard Giles, who was involved with the precise orchestration of the re-enactment gives a moment to moment analysis of the battle strategy of the events on 18 June 1984.
ISBN 1902201132
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Author Jeremy Deller
Formats Paperback, CD-Rom
Publisher Artangel
Related Artist Jeremy Deller
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Political art, Politics, Memory, UK Miners Strike (1984-1985)
Related Country/Global Region England
Artist's Nationality English, British/UK
Language English

Other Artists

Other Recent Books