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    • erica tobin

      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. I remember this so well I revised for my O levels by candle light !

    • Kay Grout

      Blackouts due to industrial action by the coal miners and other trade unions often caused powercuts during my childhood in the 1970s... and the sugar shortage, that's when i stopped taking sugar in my tea and have done so ever since

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