RAIL disputes may be a present day problem for commuters but Brighton passengers have felt the consequences of strikes for years.

On Friday, July 5, 1968, the country’s rail networks were thrown into disarray by the National Union of Railwaymen’s (NUR) work-to-rule.

The union, which rejected a last minute pay and productivity offer by British Rail, began its work to rule which included a ban on working overtime, causing severe disruptions in Brighton and across the UK.

The rail strike lasted 12 days and caused massive disruption.

Can you remember travelling to or from Brighton during the strike or the amount of disruption it caused?

Was the disruption caused by these past strikes as bad as the problems caused by more recent strike action and rail disputes?

The Aslef strike of 1982 began on Monday, July 5, and had its origins in an earlier NUR dispute over the introduction of flexible rostering.

Can you remember the outcome of this strike and whether the flexible rosters were introduced or not?