Pics #minersstrike 30 years ago #MinersStrike30 #Archive Miners Strike 84/5 Miners strike Santa arrested battles in villages

November 19, 2014
Father Christmas (Derek Freeman) arrested for allegedly causing an obstruction  outside Hamley's Toy Store in Regent Street, whilst helping to launch an appeal for donations of Christmas toys for striking miners' children during the national miners' strike. London © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Father Christmas (Derek Freeman) arrested for allegedly causing an obstruction outside Hamley’s Toy Store in Regent Street, whilst helping to launch an appeal for donations of Christmas toys for striking miners’ children during the national miners’ strike. London
© Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets from Frickley confront riot police at night as they try to break the strike, the police were kept out of the village in a confrontation that went on all night. South Elmsall pit village, Yorkshire. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets from Frickley confront riot police at night as they try to break the strike, the police were kept out of the village in a confrontation that went on all night. South Elmsall pit village, Yorkshire.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets from Frickley confront riot police at night as they try to break the strike, the police were kept out of the village in a confrontation that went on all night. South Elmsall pit village, Yorkshire. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets from Frickley confront riot police at night as they try to break the strike, the police were kept out of the village in a confrontation that went on all night. South Elmsall pit village, Yorkshire.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets from Frickley confront riot police at night as they try to break the strike, the police were kept out of the village in a confrontation that went on all night. South Elmsall pit village, Yorkshire. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets from Frickley confront riot police at night as they try to break the strike, the police were kept out of the village in a confrontation that went on all night. South Elmsall pit village, Yorkshire.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police remove a barricade set up by striking miners (out of picture) in South Elmsall village after attempts earlier in the day to get one scab miner through an NUM picket line and into work at Frickley Pit during the year long miners' strike © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police remove a barricade set up by striking miners (out of picture) in South Elmsall village after attempts earlier in the day to get one scab miner through an NUM picket line and into work at Frickley Pit during the year long miners’ strike
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot Police occupy Cortonwood pit village, Yorkshire. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot Police occupy Cortonwood pit village, Yorkshire.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Familes enjoy a proper meal at a soup kitchen organised by miners from Welbeck colliery, Nottinghamshire © Katalin Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Familes enjoy a proper meal at a soup kitchen organised by miners from Welbeck colliery, Nottinghamshire
© Katalin Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk