South Wales Coalfield Collection

Welsh Council for Civil and Political Liberties Study

Ref No. Description Dates
AUD/545 Interview of Unknown Lecturers.
Recording concerning a demonstration which took place at the NUM Headquarters in Pontypridd on August 1, 1984, regarding the sequestration order from the High Court the previous day. The interviews are observations and reactions of the events by two Polytechnic of Wales lecturers, especially regarding the police intervention.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : 13mins 30secs.
8.1984
AUD/557 Interview of Llewellyn, Paul.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Interview with Paul Llewellyn, solicitor for Brian Thomson & Co, who represented arrested miners during the 1984-85 strike. Included are accounts of police restrictions to the access of his clients.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 1hr 10mins 20secs.
22.10.1984
AUD/567 Interview of Antonio, M.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of M Antonio, solicitor. Includes his experiences representing the striking miners during and after the 1984-85 strike; access to clients in police custody; conditions of bail; photographing and finger printing of clients by the police, before they had access to their solicitors to know their civil rights.
Covers period : 1984-1985 (c).
Running time : 41mins 51secs.
21.11.1984
AUD/579 Interview of Lodge Committee - St Johns.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of St Johns Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on roadblocks; the attitude of the police; arrests and incidents of phone tapping.
Covers period : 1980-1984 (c).
Running time : 1hr 45mins 17secs.
6.8.1984
AUD/582 Interview of Miners' Institute - Abertillery.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Abertillery Miners' Institute concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes road blocks; picketing; arrests (of the interviewees); and attitudes of the police.
Covers period : 1984-1985 (c).
Running time : 38mins 24secs.
16.8.1984
AUD/583 Interview of Women's Support Group - Neath and Dulais Valley, and Ystalyfera.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Neath and Dulais Valley and Ystalyfera Women's Support Groups concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on social security benefits; women on the picket line; attitude of the media during coverage of the strike; incidents of phone tapping; attitudes to the police; community support; and the effect of the strike on the community.
Covers period : 1980-1984.
Running time : 1hr 18mins 2secs.
8.1984
AUD/584 Interview of Women's Support Group - Cwm Llantwit.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Cwm Llantwit Women's Support Group concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on social security benefit; their financial problems; women on picket line; and the impact of pit closure in the area.
Covers period : 1980-1984.
Running time : 36mins 50secs.
2.8.1984
AUD/585 Interview of Women's Support Group - Maerdy.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Maerdy Women's Support Group concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes cases of hardship; difficulty paying their bills; women on the picket lines, and being stopped by road blocks.
Covers period : 1980-1984 (c).
Running time : 16mins 57secs.
2.8.1984
AUD/586 Interview of Women's Support Group - Ferndale.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Ferndale Women's Support Group concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes threatened court action for non-payment of bills; women on the picket line; and attitude towards media coverage of the strike.
Covers period : 1980-1984 (c).
Running time : 19mins 52secs.
8.1984
AUD/587 Interview of Women's Support Group - Ammanford.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Ammanford Women's Support Group concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on social security benefits; problems of repaying mortgages and loans; fear of debts when the strike finishes; attitudes to the police; picket lines; the future of the support group after the strike; attitudes to media coverage of the strike; and the role of women during the strike.
Covers period : 1970-1984 (c).
Running time : 1hr 8min 8secs.
14.8.1984
AUD/588 Interview of Coombes, Mary.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of Mary Coombes concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes her arrest after throwing eggs at the police, and the consequent procedures at the police station.
Covers period : 1980- 1984.
Running time : 7mins 46secs.
5.8.1984
AUD/589 Interview of Lodge Committee - Maerdy Lodge.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Maerdy Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes the attitude of police towards the strikers; the attitude of media coverage; incidents during road blocks; pickets and arrests.
Covers period : 1980-1984.
Running time : 30mins 42secs.
5.8.1984
AUD/593 Interview of Lodge Committee - Garw Lodge.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Garw Lodge (Richard Price Centre) concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on police road blocks to prevent pickets; plain clothes police; surveillance; riots; and general attitudes towards the police and law enforcement.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 1hr 48mins.
6.8.1984
AUD/594 Interview of Lodge Committee - Aberpergwm Lodge.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Aberpergwm Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussions on police road blocks to prevent pickets; police riot gear; picketing; and attitudes towards the police and law enforcement.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 1hr 5mins.
14.8.1984
AUD/595 Interview of Lodge Committee - Bedlinog.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Bedlinog Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussions on police road blocks to prevent pickets; restriction of use of bad language on picket lines; attitudes towards the police; law enforcement; and black-legs.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 33mins.
15.8.1984
AUD/596 Interview of Lodge Committee - Crumlin.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Crumlin Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussions on police road blocks to prevent pickets; picket line effectiveness; attitudes to the police and law enforcement.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 47mins 30secs.
9.8.1984
AUD/597 Interview of Lodge Committee - Markham.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Markham Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussions on police road blocks to prevent pickets; attitudes to police and law enforcement; black-legs; and police constraints.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 1hr 8mins.
10.8.1984
AUD/598 Interview of Lodge Committee - Penallta.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Penallta Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussions on police road blocks to prevent pickets; attitudes to police and law enforcement; black-legs; and police constraints.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 48mins.
15.8.1984
AUD/599 Interview of Lodge Committee - Oakdale.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Oakdale Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussions on police road blocks to prevent pickets; attitudes to police and law enforcement; black-legs; and police constraints.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 35mins.
8.8.1984
AUD/600 Interview of Lodge Committee - Maerdy.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Maerdy Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussion on attitude of police to strikers; incidents when stopped at road blocks; pickets and arrests.
Covers period : 1980-1984.
Running time : 15mins 58secs.
5.8.1984
AUD/601 Interview of Lodge Committee - Maerdy.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Maerdy Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussion on attitude of police to strikers; pickets; agent provocateurs; and road blocks.
Covers period : 1980- 1984.
Running time : 32mins.
5.8.1984
AUD/602 Interview of Webster, Megan.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of Megan Webster concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussion on attitude of the police towards women pickets, and her feelings towards the police.
Covers period : 1980- 1984.
Running time : 11mins.
5.8.1984
AUD/603 Interview of Lodge Committee - Maerdy.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of Maerdy Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes discussion on attitude of the police to pickets; road blocks; their attitude to the police; use of police horses and dogs on the picket lines, especially at Orgreave; police attack on pickets; provocation by police; allegations that plain clothes policemen were dressed as pickets; and general political questioning.
Covers period : 1980- 1984.
Running time : 2hrs 30mins 39secs.
5.8.1984
AUD/604 Interview of Miners Institute - Newbridge.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of Newbridge Institute concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on road blocks; picket lines; arrests and bail for pickets.
Covers period : 1980-1984.
Running time : 35mins 39secs.
10.8.1984
AUD/605 Interview of Miners Institute - Bedwas.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of Bedwas Institute concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on road blocks; picket lines; arrests and bail conditions; police without official identification numbers; the media coverage of miners at Orgreave; and police misconduct.
Covers period : 1980-1984.
Running time : 38mins 23secs.
16.8.1984
AUD/606 Interview of Lodge Committee - Nantgarw Coking Ovens.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of Nantgarw Coking Ovens' Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on road blocks; police misconduct; different police forces varying attitudes towards the strikers; police without official identification numbers; police surveillance in London; picket lines; arrests and bail conditions.
Covers period : 1980- 1984.
Running time : 21mins 56secs.
17.8.1984
AUD/607 Interview of Miner's Welfare Club - Tonyrefail.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of Tonyrefail Miners' Welfare Club concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on varying attitudes of different police forces; attitudes of strikers towards the police; arrests; taunting of pickets; and feeling opf hopelessness in bringing an official complaint against the police.
Covers period : 1980- 1984.
Running time : 33mins 4secs.
8.8.1984
AUD/608 Interview of White, Phil.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of Phil White and an unidentified man concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes a discussion on the organisation of food parcels; donations of money to the strikers; allowances provided by the Department of Health and Social Security; closures in the area; arrests; attitude towards the police; and harrassment.
Covers period : 1977- 1984.
Running time : 1hr 15mins 23secs.
11.9.1984
AUD/656 Interview of Unknown Law Lecturer, Polytechnic of Wales.
Summary only available. An account concerning a demonstration which took place at the NUM Headquarters in Pontypridd on August 1, 1984, regarding the sequestration order from the High Court the previous day. The account is a reaction to the incident by a Polytechnic of Wales law lecturer, especially regarding the police intervention.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : .
3.8.1984
AUD/659 Interview of Bowen, Philip James.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Phil Bowen concerning the 1984-85 strike.
Covers period : 1984-1985.
Running time : .
20.7.1984
AUD/660 Interview of Lodge Committee - Bettws.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Members of the Bettws Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes road blocks; police harrassment of drivers; picket duty; agents provacateurs; arrest and court experiences.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : .
27.7.1984
AUD/661 Interview of Jackson, Les.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Les Jackson concerning an account of his arrest during the 1984-85 strike, including his experiences in police custody.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : .
7.1984
AUD/662 Interview of Gray, Alexandra.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Alexandra Gray concerning her observations of the take-over of Newport Transporter Bridge during the 1984-85 strike, including her arrest.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : .
28.8.1984
AUD/663 Interview of White, Charlie and Jones, Jimmy.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Charlie White and Jimmy Jones concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes picket duty; relations between the police and the pickets.

Running time : .
10.8.1984
AUD/664 Interview of Jones, John and Jones, Paul.
Summary only available. Memoirs of John and Paul Jones concerning the 1984-85 strike includes picket duty, bail conditions and road blocks.
Covers period : 1984-1985.
Running time : .
10.8.1984
AUD/665 Interview of Lodge Committee - Nantgarw/Windsor.
Summary only available. Memoirs of members of Nantgarw/Windsor Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike, includes road blocks, picket lines, and the police.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : .
17.8.1984
AUD/666 Interview of Pugh, Ronald.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Ronald Pugh concerning the 1984-85 strike, includes his arrest from the picket lines of Aberthaw Cement Works.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
8.1984
AUD/667 Interview of Lodge Committee - Deep Navigation and Merthyr Vale Pits.
Summary only available. Memoirs of members of Deep Navigation and Merthyr Vale pits concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes riots; road blocks; courts; the police and the army; women; and opinions on the government.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
16.8.1984
AUD/668 Interview of Lodge Committee - Betws and Cynheidre Lodges.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Cynheidre and Betws Lodge members concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes road blocks; riots; attitudes towards police action; the army; picket lines; arrests and bail conditions.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
15.8.1984
AUD/669 Interview of Women's Support Committee - Ystrad Mynach.
Summary only available. Memoirs of members of the Ystrad Mynach Women's Support Committee concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes imprisonment; picket lines; riots; the army; the women's attitudes towards the police; welfare and survival during the strike.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
13.8.1984
AUD/670 Interview of Coombs, Geoff.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Geoff Coombs concerning the 1984-85 strike, including an incident at Port Talbot in which he was charged with assaulting police officers.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
12.8.1984
AUD/671 Interview of Wilde, John.
Summary only available. Memoirs of John Wilde concerning the 1984-85 strike, includes his arrest on the grounds of distributing offensive literature, and the subsequent legal proceedings against him. Also included is a questionnaire distributed by the WCCPL and National Union of Mineworkers to arrested miners.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
8.8.1984
AUD/672 Interview of Lodge Committee - Cwm.
Transcript only available. Memoirs of members of Cwm Lodge concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes attitude of police towards the pickets; police provocation of pickets; road blocks; events at Orgreave; police violence and use of horses to control pickets; belief that the army was used alongside the police in crowd contol; arrests and bail conditions; strikers attitudes towards the police; and action of the police force different whilst on the picket line.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : .
8.8.1984
AUD/673 Interview of Liddon, Billy.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Billy Liddon concerning the 1984-85 strike, includes his arrest on the grounds of obstructing a police officer on a picket line. Also included is a questionnaire distributed by the WCCPL and National Union of Mineworkers to arrested miners.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
8.8.1984
AUD/674 Interview of Bamford, Michael.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Michael Bamford concerning the 1984-85 strike, includes his arrest during a disturbance at Margam steelworks and subsequent legal proceedings.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
6.8.1984
AUD/675 Interview of White, Charlie.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Charlie White concerning the 1984-85 strike, includes his arrest on three occassions and subsequent experiences in police cells and legal proceedings against him.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : .
1.8.1984
AUD/676 Interview of Women's Support Committee - Oakdale.
Summary only available. Memoirs of members of Oakdale Women's Support Committee concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes the treatment of pickets by police; phone tapping; women's views on police tactics; attitude of women to police before and after the strike; debts incurred and financial benefits gained during the strike; the organisation of food parcels; the impact on living standards; their relationships with the men; and the future for the strike committee.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : .
6.8.1984
AUD/677 Interview of Thomas, Philip John.
Summary only available. Memoirs of Philip John Thomas concerning the 1984-85 strike. Includes an account of an assault on a woman by a policeman on horseback at Orgreave.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : .
6.8.1984

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