Robert Bevan

The images from Aberfan had a big effect on this interviewee, when he was 8 years old; he stopped going to church following the event. He believes the people of Aberfan were betrayed by the Labour Party. He discusses Rugby and his brother's contribution playing for his country in the 70s, and how he would train at the colliery in Tylorstown and the excitement locally before a game. The drama of the night of the 97 Referendum results is discussed. Whilst discussing the Miners' Strike he alleges that television was not unbiased; he talks of the hardship for families, how the strike politicised people and allowed women to come to the fore. The hatred towards the police and Margaret Thatcher is also discussed.
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Miners' Strike and the police

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Miners' Strike and the police
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The effect of the Miners' Strike on women

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The effect of the Miners' Strike on women
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How the Miners' Strike politicized people

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How the Miners' Strike politicized people
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Hardship suffered by the miners during the Strike

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Hardship suffered by the miners during the Strike
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Biased reporting of the Miners' Strike on television

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Biased reporting of the Miners' Strike on television
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The 1997 Devolution vote

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The 1997 Devolution vote
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The Devolution Referendum result, 1997

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The Devolution Referendum result, 1997
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Pride relating to rugby

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Pride relating to rugby
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Rugby: Barbarians vs New Zealand

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Rugby: Barbarians vs New Zealand

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