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Mining & Quarrying

The Legacy

Scargill Man

Period:
21st Century
Description:
John Kyle stands under the shadow of winding gear at the Barony Colliery in Auchinleck. John took part in the year long miner's strike from 1984 to 1985 until destitution and disillusionment forced the men back to work. As testament to the schism which remained long after the strike was broken, John still refers to himself as a "Scargill man".
Materials/Media:
photograph
Source:
Digital Number:
EAPG089n
Creation Date:
2006
Copyright:
The Artist