That rally, was it at Clowne? There were a few of us playing as I recall. My set was sandwiched between David Bookbinder and Dennis Skinner.
The bit that made me laugh was that I appeared to be the only striking miner "on the bill." Lots of platitudes by well meaning people, but not a time I look back on whistfully. Bad people on all sides and the rest of us stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Since those times, I have become a dirty rotten stinking capitalist. On balance, I prefer my life now, thanks.