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  • Factory Digital Media

    The early 70s was a time of economic crises and industrial action. I remember the power cuts well. It's hard to imagine now: siting in candlelight doing homework.

  • The War Years

    Blackouts due to industrial action by the coal miners and other trade unions often caused powercuts during my childhood in the 1970s

  • ⭐️ Debbie ⭐️

    Homework by candle light The miners strikes of 1972 caused power cuts around the country. With no coal for the power stations blackouts lasting nine hours plunged Britain into darkness

  • Stephen Evans

    1972 Power Cuts and the three day working week. It all seemed to pass me by!

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