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Mining Book Released

Friday May 10 2013

Mel Dyke Mel Dyke

A FORMER Grimethorpe teacher has released a book looking back on the troubles and triumphs following the announcement to close Grimethorpe pit.

Mel Dyke spearheaded a creative counter movement following the news in 1992 and was supported by the local community and celebrities throughout the country.

She was deputy head at Willowgarth High School and by encouraging writing, workshops and the arts, she helped children to pursue their educational aspirations and dreams.

Her book, The Grimethorpe Revival, catches up with some of those children and their famous supporters 20 years on, sharing the hopes, views, actions, memories and work of children during such difficult times.

"I hope it brings back some good memories because we had some good memories," Mel said.

"I hope it brings back some of the pride and community spirit that prevailed."

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Reply Posted by Me on Friday May 10 2013 at 11:23
Very gud I shall be gettin it my father was a miner at the grimthorpe colliery pit we suffered but they were the best times for me when I was a nipper

Reply Posted by Fred on Saturday May 11 2013 at 22:07
More harping back to the 'good old days'... More whinging miners stories, move on...

Reply Posted by lyndon on Saturday May 11 2013 at 22:19
Let's all forget about barnsleys history because fred says so

Reply Posted by les on Sunday May 12 2013 at 07:45
I told you last week to stop been naughty
with people and after a week of rest your back again....have you been on holiday or are the tablets not working.......

Reply Posted by Rob on Sunday May 12 2013 at 10:33
Fred sounds like someone I used to work with lazy sod ??? I worked at Grimethorpe 17years and best working years it woz , and I will b gerin the book keep our HISTORY going thank u Mel Dyke xx Fred y dunt u get one and learn abart WORK ........

Reply Posted by Fred on Sunday May 12 2013 at 23:19
Rob,I suggest you don't waste your money on a dull old miners book and buy your self a dictionary. Its appears most ex miners are still illiterate!!

Reply Posted by Fred Not Fred on Tuesday May 14 2013 at 18:19
Fred take a chill pill, go out and do something less boring instead.
Its not good for your blood pressure you know.
If you don't like Barnsley then I suggest you move, somewhere like Timbuktoo should do it.

Reply Posted by les on Monday May 13 2013 at 15:02
The dictionary was designed for southerners not northerners we talk reyt
not like wot they do.
And dont forget it was them north of watfod gap that kept them 9.ooo.ooo
below warm without getting there hands mucky

Reply Posted by les on Monday May 13 2013 at 17:58
And its no good trying to pretend that your any good at the english language.the
correct way is to say......it appears . and not its appears ......buy the mining book
it may teach you a thing or two

Reply Posted by Fred on Monday May 13 2013 at 19:03
Predictive text error, is at available on iTunes ?????

Reply Posted by Fred not Fred on Tuesday May 14 2013 at 18:21
And you have the cheek to berate town folk for (allegedly) being illiterate?
Look at your own shocking grammar!

Reply Posted by Ronnie on Thursday May 16 2013 at 09:37
Fred Have You Read The Article? The Book Is About What's Happened Since The Pits Closed. No Harping Back. And From What I Know There's Lots About Non Miners In The Book

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