Eric Hudson MBE, 91
1974: Press Worker
After the strike: Founder member of the Jamaica Community Service Group
Mr Hudson had a family to feed so did not join the strike. However, he says that if he'd realised that it was about pay, he would have done. The factory closure was a shock to him and his family, but he used the opportunity to enrol on a college course with the support of the Afro-Caribbean community in Leicester. His message to the younger generations is to unite and help one another.