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Miners pickets at West Drayton Coal depot West London during 1972 strike © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners pickets at West Drayton Coal depot West London during 1972 strike
© NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner Idris Moseley picking coal, riddling, for his pensioner neighbour at old tip or slag heap in Pontlottyn, South Wales during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Miner Idris Moseley picking coal, riddling, for his pensioner neighbour at old tip or slag heap in Pontlottyn, South Wales during 1972 miners’ strike
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Children walking home from school in shadow of Pontlottyn colliery pit wheel. South Wales during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Children walking home from school in shadow of Pontlottyn colliery pit wheel. South Wales during 1972 miners’ strike
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Local shop in Pontlottyn, South Wales showing a poster for a rally supporting miners during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Local shop in Pontlottyn, South Wales showing a poster for a rally supporting miners during 1972 miners’ strike
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Nantymoel pit village, Ogmore Vale, South Wales, overshadowed by the pit head and slag heap, during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Nantymoel pit village, Ogmore Vale, South Wales, overshadowed by the pit head and slag heap, during 1972 miners’ strike
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners picketing West Wales National Coal Board Offices during strike. © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners picketing West Wales National Coal Board Offices during strike.
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass meeting of miners from Wheldale colliery, near Castleford, West Yorkshire during 1972 strike, addressed by Pete Bolderson of Glasshoughton. © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass meeting of miners from Wheldale colliery, near Castleford, West Yorkshire during 1972 strike, addressed by Pete Bolderson of Glasshoughton.
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Miners pickets at West Drayton Coal depot West London during 1972 strike. © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners pickets at West Drayton Coal depot West London during 1972 strike.
© NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire miners wives demonstrate outside parliament in support of their husbands. © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Derbyshire miners wives demonstrate outside parliament in support of their husbands.
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Kent miners' wives demonstrate outside Parliament in support of their husbands. London © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Kent miners’ wives demonstrate outside Parliament in support of their husbands. London
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Protest in support of the NUM, London, 1972 © Mike Tull/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest in support of the NUM, London, 1972
© Mike Tull/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners eating in a soup kitchen funded by donations from supporters of the strike. Miners Welfare Ollerton, Nottinghamshire © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Striking miners eating in a soup kitchen funded by donations from supporters of the strike. Miners Welfare Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Durham Miners' Gala: NUM President Arthur Scargill greets Labour Party Leader Neil Kinnock; to Kinnock's right are Peter Heathfield, NUM General Secretary, and Dennis Skinner MP. © Stefano Cagnoni  - reportdigital.co.uk

Durham Miners’ Gala: NUM President Arthur Scargill greets Labour Party Leader Neil Kinnock; to Kinnock’s right are Peter Heathfield, NUM General Secretary, and Dennis Skinner MP.
© Stefano Cagnoni – reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners Worksop to London Shireoaks Manton children's relief fund sponsored walk, miners strike, Lowdham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners Worksop to London Shireoaks Manton children’s relief fund sponsored walk, miners strike, Lowdham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Police roadblock at junction 24 of the M1 Motorway - stopping pickets getting into Nottinghamshire and gathering information on the strikers. The Miners strike. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police roadblock at junction 24 of the M1 Motorway – stopping pickets getting into Nottinghamshire and gathering information on the strikers. The Miners strike.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners' Strike, police stop convoy of pickets leaving the M1 for Nottingham.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, police stop convoy of pickets leaving the M1 for Nottingham.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police roadblock on the Derbyshire - Nottinghamshire county boarder at Shirebrook. To stop pickets from reaching Warsop Main Colliery in Nottinghamshire. Miners strike © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police roadblock on the Derbyshire – Nottinghamshire county boarder at Shirebrook. To stop pickets from reaching Warsop Main Colliery in Nottinghamshire. Miners strike
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Norman Strike at the front of a mass picket, Bilston Glen mine, Scotland,  Miners' Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Norman Strike at the front of a mass picket, Bilston Glen mine, Scotland, Miners’ Strike.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest pickets, Bilston Glen collery, Scotland, Miners' Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest pickets, Bilston Glen collery, Scotland, Miners’ Strike.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Women Against Pit Closures stage a picket at Port Talbot in South Wales during the Miners' Strike, South Wales © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Women Against Pit Closures stage a picket at Port Talbot in South Wales during the Miners’ Strike, South Wales
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

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Welsh miners and local supporters occupy the NUM headquarters in Pontypridd, Wales, in an attempt to prevent the authorities gaining access to sequestrate the Union's funds during the Miners' Strike, South Wales © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Welsh miners and local supporters occupy the NUM headquarters in Pontypridd, Wales, in an attempt to prevent the authorities gaining access to sequestrate the Union’s funds during the Miners’ Strike, South Wales
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

South Wales NUM President, Emlyn Williams (with megaphone), with Welsh miners outside the NUM headquarters in Pontypridd, Wales, which they occupied in an attempt to prevent the authorities gaining access to sequestrate the Union's funds Miners' Strike, South Wales © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

South Wales NUM President, Emlyn Williams (with megaphone), with Welsh miners outside the NUM headquarters in Pontypridd, Wales, which they occupied in an attempt to prevent the authorities gaining access to sequestrate the Union’s funds Miners’ Strike, South Wales
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk