NELH Tuesday Meeting: Heather Wood, Just A Pit Lass, an account of growing up and living in Easington Colliery
March 19 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Born and raised in Easington, the daughter of a miner and from a family of strong working class women, Heather Wood has been involved in virtually every aspect of her community, not least her work with Save Easington Area Mines (SEAM), a group that provided crucial support for striking miners in 1984/85. More recently, she’s had roles in two Ken Loach films, ‘Sorry We Missed You’ and ‘The Old Oak’.
And now she has written her autobiography, ‘Just A Pit Lass’. As she says, “It’s always been a goal of mine to write my story, which in so many ways is the story of many, many working class folk. Our history is not often written by those who lived it so in my mind it’s not been in depth, and it has certainly, on many occasions, not been in our favour. I have no doubt it will never win any great place in the literary world but it’s there, it’s down and it’s all true.”
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