Tens of thousands of coal miners settled in Kent from all over Britain. Many stayed on after the collieries closed in the 1980s. Faversham resident Peter Williams MBE, who has interviewed Kent miners over several decades, tells their full story for the first time – a story that is riveting, moving, and sometimes violent. Host Christine Rayner.
Peter Williams has lived in Kent for more than 50 years. He was chair and founder-member of the Canterbury Conservation Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Oaten Hill Society, President of the Optimists Cancer Care Club, and was the chair of the Marlowe Theatre Development Trust. He was Chairman (now President) of the Canterbury Festival for 21 years and is a Freeman of the City of Canterbury. He has been given the Royal Television Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and an MBE for services to the arts and television. He is the author of four books.
Saturday 22 February 2020, 6.30–7.30pm, Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre. £3
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* This venue does not have wheelchair access