Photos from the #Archive #minersstrike 30 years ago this week #MinersStrike30 first pickets of #Orgreave miners’ strike policing

May 24, 2014
Striking miners injured and arrested during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike of 1984-85. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners injured and arrested during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike of 1984-85.
© John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest miners, Orgreave Coke works, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest miners, Orgreave Coke works, Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Arthur Scargill NUM addressing striking miners at first mass picket of the BSC Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Arthur Scargill NUM addressing striking miners at first mass picket of the BSC Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Police use riot gear for the first time in a strike. Miners mass picket as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Steel workers who have walked out in solidarity look on. Orgreave coke works,  Miner's strike Sheffield, South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police use riot gear for the first time in a strike. Miners mass picket as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Steel workers who have walked out in solidarity look on. Orgreave coke works, Miner’s strike Sheffield, South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Massed ranks of uniformed and riot police police officers prevent striking miners from picketing a convoy of delivery lorries, seen leaving the plant in the background, during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Massed ranks of uniformed and riot police police officers prevent striking miners from picketing a convoy of delivery lorries, seen leaving the plant in the background, during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike.
© John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police waiting to attack, Orgreave Mass picket,  Miners Strike.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Mounted police waiting to attack, Orgreave Mass picket, Miners Strike.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners flee from riot officers on horseback during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant,  miners' strike. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Miners flee from riot officers on horseback during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners’ strike.
© John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Police officers charge striking miners, mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners' strike, Yorkshire. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police officers charge striking miners, mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners’ strike, Yorkshire.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police surround picketing miners as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Orgreave coke works  Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police surround picketing miners as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Orgreave coke works Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

First battle of Orgreave. Police use aggressive action and overwhelming force to prevent pickets reaching the coke works © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

First battle of Orgreave. Police use aggressive action and overwhelming force to prevent pickets reaching the coke works
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners strike, Orgreave picket being attacked by mounted officers. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners strike, Orgreave picket being attacked by mounted officers.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arresting Arthur Scargill NUM leader at the Orgreave coking works picket during miners strike Sheffield  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police arresting Arthur Scargill NUM leader at the Orgreave coking works picket during miners strike Sheffield
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police dog and picket, mass picket at Orgreave cokeworks, Miners' Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police dog and picket, mass picket at Orgreave cokeworks, Miners’ Strike.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets carrying a telegraph pole try to block the road to impead police charges by mounted and short shield riot police. Mass picket, Orgreave coke works, Yorkshire  © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets carrying a telegraph pole try to block the road to impead police charges by mounted and short shield riot police. Mass picket, Orgreave coke works, Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Police rest on their riot shields behind an overturned cabin after charging into a mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works  Miner's strike South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police rest on their riot shields behind an overturned cabin after charging into a mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works Miner’s strike South Yorkshire
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Uniformed police officers applaud riot officers as they return from their duties at a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike of 1984-85. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Uniformed police officers applaud riot officers as they return from their duties at a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike of 1984-85.
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Police leading a convoy of lorries bring coke from  Orgreave Coking works in Yorkshire to BSC Scunthorpe. M1 Yorkshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Police leading a convoy of lorries bring coke from Orgreave Coking works in Yorkshire to BSC Scunthorpe. M1 Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

23 3-ton trucks Trucks laden with £100,000 worth of food and goods donated by various trade unions (NGA, SOGAT, USDAW, AUEW, TASS, TGWU), on route from London destined for Barnsley for the miners and their communities, the miners' strike © John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

23 3-ton trucks Trucks laden with £100,000 worth of food and goods donated by various trade unions (NGA, SOGAT, USDAW, AUEW, TASS, TGWU), on route from London destined for Barnsley for the miners and their communities, the miners’ strike
© John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Kent miners occupy the headquarters of the National Coal Board (NCB) during the Miners' strike, London © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Kent miners occupy the headquarters of the National Coal Board (NCB) during the Miners’ strike, London
© Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk