Photos miners’ strike 30 years ago: a young Paul Mason vs Miners Wives, Flying pickets and miners handcuffed to lamp post

April 9, 2014

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Police line and pickets from Wales as a coach full of scabs arrive for work, the pickets could not speak to the working miners. Miners Strike Daw Mill collery Warwickshire. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police line and pickets from Wales as a coach full of scabs arrive for work, the pickets could not speak to the working miners. Miners Strike Daw Mill collery Warwickshire.
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Picket at Eggborough Power Station. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Picket at Eggborough Power Station.
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The pop group Flying pickets  join miners at Drax power station, North Yorkshire, Dave Gittins © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

The pop group Flying pickets join miners at Drax power station, North Yorkshire, Dave Gittins
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Stan Orme, Labour Energy Spokesman passes Kent miners as he leaves the NCB HQ after failing to negotiate a settlement to the miners strike © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Stan Orme, Labour Energy Spokesman passes Kent miners as he leaves the NCB HQ after failing to negotiate a settlement to the miners strike
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Striking miners lobby Nottinghamshire Area NUM, Mansfield. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners lobby Nottinghamshire Area NUM, Mansfield.
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Jeff Poulter Branch Sec at Bolsover Colliery speaking about soldiers seen in police uniforms. Striking miners lobby Nottinghamshire Area NUM, Mansfield. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Jeff Poulter Branch Sec at Bolsover Colliery speaking about soldiers seen in police uniforms. Striking miners lobby Nottinghamshire Area NUM, Mansfield.
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Young miners shackled to a lamp post at Cresswell colliery, Derbyshire when 5,000 miners turned out to picket © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Young miners shackled to a lamp post at Cresswell colliery, Derbyshire when 5,000 miners turned out to picket
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NUM pickets stop coal wagon approaching Wivenhoe Port, near Colchester. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

NUM pickets stop coal wagon approaching Wivenhoe Port, near Colchester.
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Close a pit kill a village. Kent miners march to Nottinghamshire to seek support for the strike. © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Close a pit kill a village. Kent miners march to Nottinghamshire to seek support for the strike.
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Mass picket of miners at Agecroft colliery, Lancashire © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket of miners at Agecroft colliery, Lancashire
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Police march into Gedling colliery, Nottinghamshire to stop a mass picket © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Police march into Gedling colliery, Nottinghamshire to stop a mass picket
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Lobby of the NUM executive conference, Sheffield. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Lobby of the NUM executive conference, Sheffield.
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