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Yesterday's Witness: The Cramlington Train Wreckers

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Forty-four years ago, some miners went to prison for wrecking a train. There were many acts of sabotage during the General Strike, but this was one that came within inches of disaster. Most people saw it as an act of irresponsible lunacy, but the miners still think they were justified.
As one of them says: '...we had to do something similar to what we did do, for to let the people see what we were getting. I would say we were slaves, we were getting starvation wages.'

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Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Michael Rabiger

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Yesterday's Witness: The Cramlington Train Wreckers

BBC Two England, 15 February 1970 22.50






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