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Thread #12277   Message #2528177
Posted By: GUEST,folkiedave- cookieless
31-Dec-08 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Subject: RE: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Let me try that again.

There was an incident supposedly at Bolton-On-Dearne I believe when the miners built a snowman which was an effigy of a policeman and Chief Inspector Nesbitt ordered them to knock it down.

They refused the order, so he knocked it down himself by driving a police car at it - but it had been built around a concrete post.

A song came out of this of which this is the only snatch I know:

"The miners built a snowman and Nesbitt knocked it down" X 3
to the tune ff "Glory Hallelujah".

Whether the story is true, and indeed the whether the song came out of the actual incident I have no way of knowing.