It's 30 years since the start of a dispute which defined an era, the miners' strike. Industrial action began in response to government plans to close pits and reform an apparently unprofitable industry.
Many former miners claim that when the collieries died, so did their communities. Jonny Blair went to Easington to examine the legacy of the strike.
Behind the public face of the strike, the men, were their wives, partners and children
How a defining moment of the 1980s impacted life here