The miners' strike of 1984-5 plunged the country into one of the longest and most bitter industrial disputes of the 20th century.
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Whole communities had their lives turned upside down while thousands of workers fought to prevent their livelihoods being taken away from them.
March 2004 marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the strike, which lasted a year and at its height saw more than half the country's 187,000 mineworkers on the picket lines.
BBC News Online is looking for memories from those involved in the strike - the miners, their wives and families, the policemen patrolling the pickets, those who crossed the strike lines.
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