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Current and former coal miners from the 1984-1985 strike who crossed the picket lines of their collieries are encouraged to come forward and share their accounts for an audio and photography project looking at the men that worked the infamous strike.

I am a photographer from a coal-mining family and I have embarked on a personal project, Other Side of the Line, documenting those men who returned to work before the bitter year-long strike enced.

Over the years, there has been a lot documented on the strike but no one has yet looked towards those who returned or given them a voice.

I believe these accounts of the strike are important and need to be preserved for future generations to hear and remember our rich industrial heritage.

Anyone wanting to share their experiences of the strike as an ex-miner or partner whose husband worked down the mines can contact me through the project’s website http://www.othersideoftheline.co.uk/get-involved/ or call 07580506287.

VANESSA SHORT, by email