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Jayaben Desei worked at Grunwick film processing factory in Willesden, which was the stimulus for the great strike. The unions were keen to be seen supporting black workers and so, for the first time, the trade union leaders gave full support to black strikers. Up to 8,000 workers from across the country joined the picket.
Brian Whelan talks about his experiences leading up to, and during his fight in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Including his break into boxing and the final days of his career.
When Rita was clearing out her mother's house after she had died, she came across her father's diary for 1947 - which was the year Rita's parents had met. She also came across around 100 letters which told the story of their courtship - which gave Rita a whole new perspective on her parents' lives and early love. It a heart-warming and lovely story, as told to Dermot Murnaghan.