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Posted By: Vic Smith
04-Jan-09 - 07:44 AM
Thread Name: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Subject: RE: Music: Police and Striking Miners
During the strike in 1984, our band was asked to do a dance for the Iford & Kingston Conservative Association. Apart from me, all the band refused to do it, so I raised a scratch band after telling them of my scheme.
We did the dance and at the end, after I had ensured that we had been paid, I, as caller, announced that the entire fee was going to be given to the miners' strike fund. We packed up and left in stony silence and giggled all the way home.