On Saturday the film The Happy Lands, a re-enactment of the lockout of the miners of the Fife coalfield in Scotland, will be screened in the offices of the Durham Miners Association.
Although this particular showing is by invitation only, the film will also be shown in the Durham Gala Theatre in the coming week.
It is highly recommended viewing, whenever it comes your way, as part of its round Britain tour.
The film tells the story of the miners as they struggled on for six months alone against the coal-owners and the Tory government following the sellout by the TUC general council of the nine-day general strike.
The council chamber it is set to be screened in was the same hall that the Durham Miners Association met to vote in November 1926, when they were the last coalfield in Britain to go back to work.
In fact, the final vote in the Durham coalfield was almost 59 per cent to reject the terms of settlement and to stay out on strike (48,435 to 33,916).
It is ironic that such a film, portraying a vital part of coal mining's history of struggle, is being shown in a building that witnessed such drama in our forefathers' lives.
At that time there was a lot of resentment that the leadership ruled that a two-thirds majority was required to carry on the strike, and many collieries delayed their return to work.