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Author and former miner at library to discuss strike book

Ray Riley was beaten up by police while picketing during the maners' strike, Granville Williams with his new book about the miners strike. (w622c409)

Ray Riley was beaten up by police while picketing during the maners' strike, Granville Williams with his new book about the miners strike. (w622c409)

Upton author Granville Williams and Frickley miner Ray Riley will be talking about a new book about the miners’ strike at South Elmsall Library.

‘Settling Scores: The Media, the Police and the Miners’ Strike’ documents the work of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and the Justice for the Coalfields campaign.

Mr Williams, the book’s editor, and Mr Riley, whose testament about Orgreave is included in the book, will be at the Barnsley Road library from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday, March 29.

The £6.99 book was published by the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom on March 1 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the strike.

Mr Williams said: “The revelations in the cabinet papers have given new impetus to calls for a full investigation into the role of the government and police during the strike, particularly into events at Orgreave.

“This timely book includes powerful personal testament by a former miner, Ray Riley, about Orgreave and a former printworker, John Bailey, who experienced the full force of the Met during the Wapping dispute of 1986-7.”

Early booking is advisable as the session is expected to be popular. To book, call 01977 723220.

 

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