February 15, 2016 John McMahon

Juliana Heron

I’ll never forget the day they went back .We went up to the pit with the men; we kept the kids off school. We started the strike as a family and we ended the strike as a family and everybody did the same. There was men women and children and we marched through Hetton with the banners and the band and everything. It was a slow walk up to the pit everyone was out clapping their hands, the place came to a standstill just came to a standstill. People who had supported us during the strike, shop keepers came out even one of the head teachers brought his children up from the school to see the men going back to work. It wasn’t singing and dancing, it was very sombre but then the men seen the support they had and that stirred them on. Juliana Heron.