Photos from the #Archive #minersstrike 30 years ago this week #MinersStrike30 WAPC Great Houghton Welfare, media and Silver Birch

August 2, 2014
Nottinghamshire strike breaker Working Miners Committee organiser Chris Butcher, given the  name Silver Birch by the media (something of a publicity exercise financed by the Daily Mail according to Peter Walker), talking to the press (including Report/IFL photographer John Harris). New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Nottinghamshire strike breaker Working Miners Committee organiser Chris Butcher, given the name Silver Birch by the media (something of a publicity exercise financed by the Daily Mail according to Peter Walker), talking to the press (including Report/IFL photographer John Harris). New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

A women at the Miners welfare canteen, Great Houghton, South Yorkshire © John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

A women at the Miners welfare canteen, Great Houghton, South Yorkshire
© John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Great Houghton, near Doncaster: striking miner at home reading a letter from the DHSS refusing help, watched by his young daughter. Benefit was withdrawn. © John Smith/reportdigital.co.uk/Report

Great Houghton, near Doncaster: striking miner at home reading a letter from the DHSS refusing help, watched by his young daughter. Benefit was withdrawn.
© John Smith/reportdigital.co.uk/Report