Photos #Archive #minersstrike 30 years ago #MinersStrike30 WAPC protest, barricades, burnt scab buses, smashed windscreens, Polish coal

August 13, 2014
National demonstration in support of the 1984 miners' strike organised by miners' wives © Stefano Cagnoni  - reportdigital.co.uk

National demonstration in support of the 1984 miners’ strike organised by miners’ wives
© Stefano Cagnoni – reportdigital.co.uk

BBC tell the truth, ITN tell the truth. Striking miners' wives and their families, Women Against Pit Closures. stage a national demonstration in London in support of the NUM national dispute. The placards carried, refer to the miners' sense of injustice at the way inwhich journalists had portrayed the strike in the media. © John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

BBC tell the truth, ITN tell the truth. Striking miners’ wives and their families, Women Against Pit Closures. stage a national demonstration in London in support of the NUM national dispute. The placards carried, refer to the miners’ sense of injustice at the way inwhich journalists had portrayed the strike in the media.
© John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

Women Against Pit Closures stage a national demonstration in London in support of the NUM national dispute. No MOre Fleet Street Lies read  placards carried, referring to the miners' families' sense of injustice at the way the strike has been portrayed in the media © John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

Women Against Pit Closures stage a national demonstration in London in support of the NUM national dispute. No MOre Fleet Street Lies read placards carried, referring to the miners’ families’ sense of injustice at the way the strike has been portrayed in the media
© John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

A miner's wife from Maltby, South Yorkshire at a demonstration of women in support of the NUM © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

A miner’s wife from Maltby, South Yorkshire at a demonstration of women in support of the NUM
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

NCB coaches on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border, having grilles fitted in preparation for busing in 'scabs' as part of a back-to-work attempt across NUM picket lines during the Miners' Strike, were fire-bombed overnight to prevent their use. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

NCB coaches on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border, having grilles fitted in preparation for busing in ‘scabs’ as part of a back-to-work attempt across NUM picket lines during the Miners’ Strike, were fire-bombed overnight to prevent their use.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

NUM members on strike during the Miners' Strike were attacked at night by baton wielding riot police at a police road block preventing the pickets from entering Nottinghamshire. Sitting in their car with a smashed windscreen; 12 other cars carrying striking miners were damaged in a similar fashion. Barnsley, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

NUM members on strike during the Miners’ Strike were attacked at night by baton wielding riot police at a police road block preventing the pickets from entering Nottinghamshire. Sitting in their car with a smashed windscreen; 12 other cars carrying striking miners were damaged in a similar fashion. Barnsley, Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners picketing behind a barricade at Gascoigne Wood colliery, part of the Selby super mine complex, North Yorkshire © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners picketing behind a barricade at Gascoigne Wood colliery, part of the Selby super mine complex, North Yorkshire
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Families look on anxiously as police with riot shields and helmets patrol the streets near Houghton Main colliery, searching for striking miners © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Families look on anxiously as police with riot shields and helmets patrol the streets near Houghton Main colliery, searching for striking miners
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Imported Polish coal being unloaded onto lorries for transport to BSC Scunthorp steelworks inorder to break the strike. Flixborough Wharf, Scunthorpe, South Humberside © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Imported Polish coal being unloaded onto lorries for transport to BSC Scunthorp steelworks inorder to break the strike. Flixborough Wharf, Scunthorpe, South Humberside
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Imported Polish coal being unloaded onto lorries for transport to BSC Scunthorp steelworks inorder to break the strike. Flixborough Wharf, Scunthorpe, South Humberside © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Imported Polish coal being unloaded onto lorries for transport to BSC Scunthorp steelworks inorder to break the strike. Flixborough Wharf, Scunthorpe, South Humberside
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk