Woolworths sold loose biscuits from glass fronted 'bins'. There was always one which contained broken biscuits at a much cheaper price. These were the best in a child's opinion as you got some of everything!
Miners strike = not enough coal for the electricity power stations = 3 day working week to save the power = reduced income. Those long dark evenings playing cards by candlelight. Taking the dinner to cook in the neighbours gas oven. Then, the bin men went on strike, then the gravediggers. . . .