Professor Charles Critcher was a senior staff member in the department of Communication Studies, School of Cultural Studies, at Sheffield Hallam University. These papers record the results of a comparative study carried out by Critcher and colleagues of three mining communities in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire following the miners' strike of 1984-1985. Interviews were conducted with British Coal employees and their families, politicians and members of the police, clergy and welfare services.
Reference: David Waddington, Maggie Wykes, Charles Critcher, with Sandra Hebron, 'Split at the Seams? Community, Continuity and Change after the 1984-5 Coal Dispute', (Milton Keynes, 1991).