Matt Treacy, BBC Radio Solent reporter during the Vestas occupation, reflects on his experience a year ago:
As a news story it gathered interest like a rolling stone. It is not often that Danish film crews visit the Isle of Wight, but as the situation escalated the occupation became global news.
A local dispute became a national debate on climate change policy, which in turn became an international debate on green issues in a global downturn.
Read Matt’s article - title “With hindsight, I would have taken more food”- here. There’s also a link to a recording made in March 2010 with an ex-Vestas worker. (Title: “Redundant South: where’s my job gone?”)