Thatcher

Trains, post, teachers

Last week, rail services dropped by as much as 80% as members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers went on strike. We keep hearing from politicians and commentators that Britain is “returning to the 1970s” – but what was that a…

How Britain was built on coal

For nearly 200 years, coal used to be everywhere. In the rivers and on the beaches; in neat piles outside coalhouses and heaped high on to lorries and trains, ready to be delivered to staithes and then dropped into ships’ holds where trimmers would …

Then and now: 30 years in RCVs

Steve Banner takes a trip down memory lane in a Dennis Eagle Delta refuse collection vehicle (RCV), comparing it to modern equivalents

Flashback to London in the late 1980s. No Ultra Low Emission Zone – no Low Emission Zone either for that matter – no…