Archives For Miners Strike 1984-1985

Make Some Noise For Orgreave protest at Home Office calling for public inquiry into policing at Orgreave during the MIners Strike and release of all state documents relating to the dispute  © Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Make Some Noise For Orgreave protest at Home Office calling for public inquiry into policing at Orgreave during the MIners Strike and release of all state documents relating to the dispute
© Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

The front page of Labour Weekly June 22, 1984 and their coverage of the Battle of Orgreave during the miners strike. The Labour Party had its own newspaper, staff journalist Joy Copley has an article "Go in and Hit them Hard" about the policing and an extended caption of the picture of Lesley Boulton "she was only trying to help...."

The front page of Labour Weekly June 22, 1984 and their coverage of the Battle of Orgreave during the miners strike. The Labour Party had its own newspaper, staff journalist Joy Copley has an article “Go in and Hit them Hard” about the policing and an extended caption of the picture of Lesley Boulton “she was only trying to help….”

Closed shops, Shirebrook, Derbyshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Closed shops, Shirebrook, Derbyshire
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Police mounted on horseback attack Lesley Boulton from miners women's support group WAPC. Battle of Orgreave, Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police mounted on horseback attack Lesley Boulton from miners women’s support group WAPC. Battle of Orgreave, Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
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The Miners' Stirke: Police in Armthorpe with batons at the ready, searching for striking miners, Yorkshire  © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

The Miners’ Stirke: Police in Armthorpe with batons at the ready, searching for striking miners, Yorkshire
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Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire. The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire.
The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire. The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire.
The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners coming off shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire. The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners coming off shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire.
The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire. The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire.
The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire. The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire.
The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire. The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire.
The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire. The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners going on shift at Kellingley Colliery. Knottingley near Pontefract, Yorkshire.
The last deep coal mine is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners at Kellingley Colliery, (The Big K), near Pontefract in East Yorkshire, in the lamp room prior to going on shift. Knottingley. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners at Kellingley Colliery, (The Big K), near Pontefract in East Yorkshire, in the lamp room prior to going on shift. Knottingley.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

The last deep coal mine in the UK at Kellingley Colliery near Knottingley, Yorkshire which is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK. © Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

The last deep coal mine in the UK at Kellingley Colliery near Knottingley, Yorkshire which is scheduled to be closed in December 2015 bringing the deep coal mining industry to an end in the UK.
© Mark Pinder/reportdigital.co.uk

A miners' wives rally in Barnsley, South Yorkshire © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

A miners’ wives rally in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Joint NACODS and NUM picket at Kellingley Colliery the day before the NACODS executive announced an 82.5% vote in favour of all-out strike action. The executive never called the strike, settling instead for a worthless deal with the NCB and leaving the NUM on its own. 27/09/1984 © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Joint NACODS and NUM picket at Kellingley Colliery the day before the NACODS executive announced an 82.5% vote in favour of all-out strike action. The executive never called the strike, settling instead for a worthless deal with the NCB and leaving the NUM on its own. 27/09/1984
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Striking miners pull line of riot police with long shields to the ground, Mass picket Kellingley colliery North Yorkshire.  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners pull line of riot police with long shields to the ground, Mass picket Kellingley colliery North Yorkshire.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police with dogs guarding Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police with dogs guarding Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Demolition of Firth Brown, Steel & Engineering Works in Sheffield. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Demolition of Firth Brown, Steel & Engineering Works in Sheffield.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners strike picketing BSC Scunthorpe as coke is brought from Orgreave Coking works, Yorkshire. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners strike picketing BSC Scunthorpe as coke is brought from Orgreave Coking works, Yorkshire.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Steelworkers and Peoples March for Jobs activists protest at closure of steel industry outside the Cutlers Feast a dinner joined by the steel owners. Jobs are lost as the steelworks are demolished Sheffield 1983 © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Steelworkers and Peoples March for Jobs activists protest at closure of steel industry outside the Cutlers Feast a dinner joined by the steel owners. Jobs are lost as the steelworks are demolished Sheffield 1983
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass march and meeting of Corby steelworkers just before the national strike for a 20% pay rise started, © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass march and meeting of Corby steelworkers just before the national strike for a 20% pay rise started,
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

March and mass meeting of Corby steelworkers through the town to protest at the planned rundown and closure of the plant © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

March and mass meeting of Corby steelworkers through the town to protest at the planned rundown and closure of the plant
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Corby Festival, part of campaign to save the steelworks, threatened with closure. The festival included a march by steelworkers and their families through the town © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Corby Festival, part of campaign to save the steelworks, threatened with closure. The festival included a march by steelworkers and their families through the town
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Corby steelworkers walk to London in a campaign to save the steelworks from closure. © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Corby steelworkers walk to London in a campaign to save the steelworks from closure.
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Demolition of Ebbw Vale Steelworks in South Wales. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Demolition of Ebbw Vale Steelworks in South Wales.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Bill Sirs leader of ISTC steel union being lobbied by his members as he goes into talks with BSC management on cuts and closure proposals © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Bill Sirs leader of ISTC steel union being lobbied by his members as he goes into talks with BSC management on cuts and closure proposals
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

March in Shotton against planned closure of steel works © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

March in Shotton against planned closure of steel works
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Michael Foot with Ebbw Vale steelworkers, their works under threat, lobby the headquarters of BSC London. Michael Foot, their local MP and leader of the Labour Party © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Michael Foot with Ebbw Vale steelworkers, their works under threat, lobby the headquarters of BSC London. Michael Foot, their local MP and leader of the Labour Party
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steelworkers from Ebbw Vale, South Wales, march through London in protest at the planned large scale redundancies © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steelworkers from Ebbw Vale, South Wales, march through London in protest at the planned large scale redundancies
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Shotton steelworkers, facing the closure of their steelworks in Deeside, join engineers in Liverpool in a strike and protest against the new anti-union laws © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Shotton steelworkers, facing the closure of their steelworks in Deeside, join engineers in Liverpool in a strike and protest against the new anti-union laws
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Tosh MacDonald, ASLEF speaking to campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Tosh MacDonald, ASLEF speaking to campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

I did not scab and proud of it! An ex miner from Maltby who was beaten during the battle of orgreave. Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

I did not scab and proud of it! An ex miner from Maltby who was beaten during the battle of orgreave. Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Barbara Jackson – OTJC speaking to Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Barbara Jackson – OTJC speaking to Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquiry into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquiry into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Sacked miners lobbying a special NUM Executive meeting display their anger on learning that the year long NUM strike is to be called off. TUC London © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Sacked miners lobbying a special NUM Executive meeting display their anger on learning that the year long NUM strike is to be called off. TUC London
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Ray Chadburn, on left, from Notts NUM consoles a young miner in tears as he and the rest of the miners, lobbying a special meeting of the NUM Executive, learn that the year long strike is to be called off. © Stefano Cagnoni  - reportdigital.co.uk

Ray Chadburn, on left, from Notts NUM consoles a young miner in tears as he and the rest of the miners, lobbying a special meeting of the NUM Executive, learn that the year long strike is to be called off.
© Stefano Cagnoni – reportdigital.co.uk

The returned to work at the end of the miners strike at Cortonwood is abandoned as miners refused to cross a Kent NUM picket line © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

The returned to work at the end of the miners strike at Cortonwood is abandoned as miners refused to cross a Kent NUM picket line
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner's Wives support group leading a demonstration of striking miners before the return to work as the strike ends. Rossington pit village © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner’s Wives support group leading a demonstration of striking miners before the return to work as the strike ends. Rossington pit village
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner's Wives support group leading a demonstration of striking miners before the return to work as the strike ends. Rossington pit village © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner’s Wives support group leading a demonstration of striking miners before the return to work as the strike ends. Rossington pit village
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Armthorpe NUM return to work at the end of the strike, Yorkshire. Miner's Strike © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Armthorpe NUM return to work at the end of the strike, Yorkshire. Miner’s Strike
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

NUM Strikers march back to Wath Main colliery to return to work at the end of the year long strike, Wath-on-Dearne, Yorkshire. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

NUM Strikers march back to Wath Main colliery to return to work at the end of the year long strike, Wath-on-Dearne, Yorkshire.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Cheering at WAPC rally Chesterfield at the end of the Miners strike, International Womens' Day © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Cheering at WAPC rally Chesterfield at the end of the Miners strike, International Womens’ Day
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners about to start their first shift after returning to work without agreement at the end of the year-long miners strike. Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners about to start their first shift after returning to work without agreement at the end of the year-long miners strike. Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

No Victimisation of striking miners at the end of the strike, NUM protest London © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

No Victimisation of striking miners at the end of the strike, NUM protest London
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner's wife and children, rally against the victimisation of miners. Sheffield © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner’s wife and children, rally against the victimisation of miners. Sheffield
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners pull line of riot police with long shields to the ground, Mass picket Kellingley colliery North Yorkshire.  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners pull line of riot police with long shields to the ground, Mass picket Kellingley colliery North Yorkshire.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner's wives picket Yorkshire Main pit, Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner’s wives picket Yorkshire Main pit, Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners, their wives and children march with their union banner to the pit. Picket of Frickley colliery in defiance of a court injunction limiting the number of pickets to 6, South Elmsall, Yorkshire. Miners strike. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners, their wives and children march with their union banner to the pit. Picket of Frickley colliery in defiance of a court injunction limiting the number of pickets to 6, South Elmsall, Yorkshire. Miners strike.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket of Frickley colliery in defiance of a court injunction limiting the number of pickets to 6, South Elmsall, Yorkshire. Miners strike. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket of Frickley colliery in defiance of a court injunction limiting the number of pickets to 6, South Elmsall, Yorkshire. Miners strike.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Ian Mitchel speaking to pickets who mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Frickley colliery, South Elmsal, Yorkshire Miners Strike. Mass picket inspite of an injunction. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Ian Mitchel speaking to pickets who mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Frickley colliery, South Elmsal, Yorkshire Miners Strike. Mass picket inspite of an injunction.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Arther Scargill and Mick McGahey NUM leading a LDTU demonstration during the Miners' Strike, in London. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Arther Scargill and Mick McGahey NUM leading a LDTU demonstration during the Miners’ Strike, in London.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners support demonstration in London led by Tony Benn MP, Arthur Scargill and MIck McGahey of the NUM almost a year after the national Miners Strike had begun. Also at the front of the march are Anne Scargill & Denis Skinner MP. © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners support demonstration in London led by Tony Benn MP, Arthur Scargill and MIck McGahey of the NUM almost a year after the national Miners Strike had begun. Also at the front of the march are Anne Scargill & Denis Skinner MP.
© Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Thatcher The Enemy Within. Protest and rally in London to mark the first anniversary of the MIners strike of 1984. A young punk and an older woman side by side at the rally in Trafalgar Square, London © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Thatcher The Enemy Within. Protest and rally in London to mark the first anniversary of the MIners strike of 1984. A young punk and an older woman side by side at the rally in Trafalgar Square, London
© Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Never underestimate miners wives banner. Miners wives Day of action protest in support of miners, Barnsley, Yorkshire. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Never underestimate miners wives banner. Miners wives Day of action protest in support of miners, Barnsley, Yorkshire.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners supporters holding a banner reading: Scabs Break The Hearts of Communities during a mass  picket by womens support groups and miners at Polkemmet Colliery near Edinburgh, Scotland during the mIners' strike. © Rick Matthews/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners supporters holding a banner reading: Scabs Break The Hearts of Communities during a mass picket by womens support groups and miners at Polkemmet Colliery near Edinburgh, Scotland during the mIners’ strike.
© Rick Matthews/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Emergency services rescue a miner buried alive whilst riddling for coal amongst the pit waste for fuel during the year long Miners strike. Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Emergency services rescue a miner buried alive whilst riddling for coal amongst the pit waste for fuel during the year long Miners strike. Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

TUC regional day of action, Mass picket at Sharlston Colliery (near Wakefield) local trade union members joined the morning picket line. West Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

TUC regional day of action, Mass picket at Sharlston Colliery (near Wakefield) local trade union members joined the morning picket line. West Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Bentley, Miners Strike. Yorkshire, Miners Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Bentley, Miners Strike. Yorkshire, Miners Strike.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire, Miners Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket in defiance of an injunction, Silverwood colliery, Yorkshire, Miners Strike.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police with long shields confront a mass picket of striking miners at Cortonwood Colliery. Miners strike Yorkshire coalfield © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police with long shields confront a mass picket of striking miners at Cortonwood Colliery. Miners strike Yorkshire coalfield
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket, Cortonwood Colliery, Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket, Cortonwood Colliery, Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket of striking miners at Silverwood Colliery as working miners cross the road at the end of their shift. Miners strike South Yorkshire coalfield © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Picket of striking miners at Silverwood Colliery as working miners cross the road at the end of their shift. Miners strike South Yorkshire coalfield
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners with a burning barricade, Silverwood, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners with a burning barricade, Silverwood, Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police occupy the village to get scabs out. Houghton Main, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police occupy the village to get scabs out. Houghton Main, Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets in their hut, Fryston colliery pit village, Yorkshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets in their hut, Fryston colliery pit village, Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets in their hut, Fryston colliery pit village, Yorkshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets in their hut, Fryston colliery pit village, Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire Womens Action Group and supporters march from Markham Main to Arkwright Pit in the snow, January 1985, almost one year into the miners' strike to show their continuing support. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire Womens Action Group and supporters march from Markham Main to Arkwright Pit in the snow, January 1985, almost one year into the miners’ strike to show their continuing support.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire Womens Action Group and supporters march from Markham Main to Arkwright Pit in the snow, January 1985, almost one year into the miners' strike to show their continuing support. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire Womens Action Group and supporters march from Markham Main to Arkwright Pit in the snow, January 1985, almost one year into the miners’ strike to show their continuing support.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Tony Benn MP, joins a womens march against pit closures and in support of the miners strike from Markham Main to Arkwright Colliery in North Derbyshire. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Tony Benn MP, joins a womens march against pit closures and in support of the miners strike from Markham Main to Arkwright Colliery in North Derbyshire.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners 'riddling' on slag heaps of coal waste in the snow near South Kirby, Yorkshire in the winter of the miners strike; trying to find coal to heat their homes. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners ‘riddling’ on slag heaps of coal waste in the snow near South Kirby, Yorkshire in the winter of the miners strike; trying to find coal to heat their homes.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners 'riddling' on slag heaps of coal waste in the snow near South Kirby, Yorkshire in the winter of the miners strike; trying to find coal to heat their homes. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners ‘riddling’ on slag heaps of coal waste in the snow near South Kirby, Yorkshire in the winter of the miners strike; trying to find coal to heat their homes.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Police with dogs guarding Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police with dogs guarding Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police bring out a bus of scabs. Mass picket at Killoch Colliery, Ayrshire, Scotland © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police bring out a bus of scabs. Mass picket at Killoch Colliery, Ayrshire, Scotland
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

ASLEF picket line at Shirebrook in North Derbyshire, where railway workers refused to move coal throught the miners' strike in solidarity with the NUM. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

ASLEF picket line at Shirebrook in North Derbyshire, where railway workers refused to move coal throught the miners’ strike in solidarity with the NUM.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Hatfield Main picket, Dovescroft, Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Miner's strike © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Hatfield Main picket, Dovescroft, Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Miner’s strike
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest pickets, Hatfield Main women's support group picket, Dunscroft miners welfare, Dovescroft, Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Miner's strike © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest pickets, Hatfield Main women’s support group picket, Dunscroft miners welfare, Dovescroft, Doncaster, Yorkshire, the Miner’s strike
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Sign at Shirebrook colliery, Derbyshire apparantly showing the number of men returned to work in January 1985, almost one year into the national miners' strike © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Sign at Shirebrook colliery, Derbyshire apparantly showing the number of men returned to work in January 1985, almost one year into the national miners’ strike
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mick McGahey, Dep. Gen. Sec of the NUM, arrives to attend a meeting of TUC General Council as it is being lobbied by striking miners during the national dispute seeking support from the TUC in their struggle. © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Mick McGahey, Dep. Gen. Sec of the NUM, arrives to attend a meeting of TUC General Council as it is being lobbied by striking miners during the national dispute seeking support from the TUC in their struggle.
© Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk