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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

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
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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.
© NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

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.
© NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

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

Miners from Ogilvie pit picket Fockriw open cast mine in South Wales during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners from Ogilvie pit picket Fockriw open cast mine in South Wales during 1972 miners’ strike
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk
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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.© NLA/reportdigital.co.uk
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Miners from Ogilvie pit picket Fockriw open cast mine in South Wales during 1972 miners' strike © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners from Ogilvie pit picket Fockriw open cast mine in South Wales during 1972 miners’ strike
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk
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Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Protest by miners and supporters the day after Kellingley colliery closed down, Yorkshire.
© Connor Matheson/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 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
© NLAC/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

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

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

Miners' Strike, working miners pass pickets at Silverwood Colliery. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, working miners pass pickets at Silverwood Colliery.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Working miners - scabs - walking past striking miner's picket  and police at the end of their shift Kiverton Park Colliery South Yorkshire coalfield. The community was bitterly divided.  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Working miners – scabs – walking past striking miner’s picket and police at the end of their shift Kiverton Park Colliery South Yorkshire coalfield. The community was bitterly divided.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners Strike at Wheldale Colliery, Castleford Pickets jeer, as six strike breaking miners leave the pit at the end of their shift.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners Strike at Wheldale Colliery, Castleford Pickets jeer, as six strike breaking miners leave the pit at the end of their shift.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Striking miners collecting coal from waste slag heap at a pit to keep them warm. Miners strike Yorkshire coalfield © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Striking miners collecting coal from waste slag heap at a pit to keep them warm. Miners strike Yorkshire coalfield
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Ferrybridge power station after snow, Knottingley, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Ferrybridge power station after snow, Knottingley, Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket of striking miners attempting to stop  oil being delivered by road to Didcot Power Station Oxfordshire, where NUR railway workers are refusing to handle new coal stocks. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket of striking miners attempting to stop oil being delivered by road to Didcot Power Station Oxfordshire, where NUR railway workers are refusing to handle new coal stocks.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police with raised batons scour the back streets near Hatfield Main colliery for striking miners, Yorkshire © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police with raised batons scour the back streets near Hatfield Main colliery for striking miners, Yorkshire
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets at Cortonwood colliery, South Yorkshire, where the miners' strike started, towards the end of the strike. Defiant slogans painted on railway bridge. We told Arthur No Surrender © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets at Cortonwood colliery, South Yorkshire, where the miners’ strike started, towards the end of the strike. Defiant slogans painted on railway bridge. We told Arthur No Surrender
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

A mother and child join the picket line at Cortonwood colliery, South Yorkshire © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

A mother and child join the picket line at Cortonwood colliery, South Yorkshire
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Child enjoying a proper meal at a soup kitchen set up during the miners' strike in Armthorpe, Yorkshire. © Katalin Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Child enjoying a proper meal at a soup kitchen set up during the miners’ strike in Armthorpe, Yorkshire.
© Katalin Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Indian Workers Association (Glasgow branch) show their solidarity with the miners by donating £1,200 of food for Ayrshire miners & their families. Glasgow, Scotland © Rick Matthews/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Indian Workers Association (Glasgow branch) show their solidarity with the miners by donating £1,200 of food for Ayrshire miners & their families. Glasgow, Scotland
© Rick Matthews/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Scottish rally in support of the miners' strike. Young boy wears a sweat shirt bearing the words: My dad is a striking miner. © Rick Matthews/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

Scottish rally in support of the miners’ strike. Young boy wears a sweat shirt bearing the words: My dad is a striking miner.
© Rick Matthews/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

A halloween fancy dress party for children at Armthorpe Miner's Welfare, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

A halloween fancy dress party for children at Armthorpe Miner’s Welfare, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners children riddling, digging for coal, miners strike. Yorkshire © Katalin Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners children riddling, digging for coal, miners strike. Yorkshire
© Katalin Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners riddling for coal on a slagheap or tip, collecting fuel for the winter, South Kirby, Yorkshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners riddling for coal on a slagheap or tip, collecting fuel for the winter, South Kirby, Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Armthorpe Miners' Welfare, in Doncaster.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Armthorpe Miners’ Welfare, in Doncaster.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Mass picket confront police, Manvers Main South Yorkshire. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mass picket confront police, Manvers Main South Yorkshire.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police clear the way for strikebreakers at Yorkshire Main Colliery, Edlington, South Yorkshire during the miners' strike © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police clear the way for strikebreakers at Yorkshire Main Colliery, Edlington, South Yorkshire during the miners’ strike
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Australian seamen, docked at Tilbury near London during the miners' strike after donating 800 Australian dollars in solidarity with the NUM to striking miners from Betteshanger Colliery in Kent. © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Achive/reportdigital.co.uk

Australian seamen, docked at Tilbury near London during the miners’ strike after donating 800 Australian dollars in solidarity with the NUM to striking miners from Betteshanger Colliery in Kent.
© Stefano Cagnoni/Report Achive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners' children from the British coalfields give the victory sign on arrival in Lens as part of a group of children provided with a holiday in France as a gesture of solidarity by French trade unions, Lens, France © Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners’ children from the British coalfields give the victory sign on arrival in Lens as part of a group of children provided with a holiday in France as a gesture of solidarity by French trade unions, Lens, France
© Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

An artist painting a mass picket, Yorkshire Main © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

An artist painting a mass picket, Yorkshire Main
© John Sturrock/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

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

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

Pickets push police lines and pull at the long sheilds, Miners' Strike, Orgreave Coke works, South Yorksire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets push police lines and pull at the long sheilds, Miners’ Strike, Orgreave Coke works, South Yorksire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket holding a placard: Turn Orgreave into Saltley (gates) as mounted officers get ready to charge the mass picket. Orgreave. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket holding a placard: Turn Orgreave into Saltley (gates) as mounted officers get ready to charge the mass picket. Orgreave.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets run as the police line opens to let mounted officers charge the mass picket. Orgreave. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.c

Pickets run as the police line opens to let mounted officers charge the mass picket. Orgreave.
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Riot police with batons drawn advacne towards miners during Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. Photographer, John Sturrock, can be seen standing on the wall to mid-right of the photograph. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police with batons drawn advacne towards miners during Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike. Photographer, John Sturrock, can be seen standing on the wall to mid-right of the photograph.
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Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike
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Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike
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Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike
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Riot police on horseback chase lone, bare-chested, striking miner at the Battle of Orgreave - a violent confrontation between police and picketing miners at the coking plant in South Yorkshire. The picket has retained his cigarette. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police on horseback chase lone, bare-chested, striking miner at the Battle of Orgreave – a violent confrontation between police and picketing miners at the coking plant in South Yorkshire. The picket has retained his cigarette.
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Mounted Police attack mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works  Miner's strike, Sheffield South Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted Police attack mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works Miner’s strike, Sheffield South Yorkshire
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Senior police officer attacking a picket guarding his car. The attempt to prosecute the miner for riot collapsed. The rest of the unit are right behind the photographer. Orgreave coking plant  Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Senior police officer attacking a picket guarding his car. The attempt to prosecute the miner for riot collapsed. The rest of the unit are right behind the photographer. Orgreave coking plant Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
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As Lesley Boulton shouts for an ambulance an older miner is cared for by another picket after being injured on the picket line during violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

As Lesley Boulton shouts for an ambulance an older miner is cared for by another picket after being injured on the picket line during violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike.
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Mounted police attack Lesley Boulton, a women from WAPC as she shouts for an ambulance for a badly injured miner at her feet. Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police attack Lesley Boulton, a women from WAPC as she shouts for an ambulance for a badly injured miner at her feet. Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
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Lesley is pulled back and the baton misses. Mounted police attack Lesley Boulton, a women from WAPC as she shouts for an ambulance for a badly injured miner at her feet. Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Lesley is pulled back and the baton misses. Mounted police attack Lesley Boulton, a women from WAPC as she shouts for an ambulance for a badly injured miner at her feet. Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
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Miners create burning barricades to try and prevent further attack from riot officers on horseback after violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners create burning barricades to try and prevent further attack from riot officers on horseback after violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike.
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Pickets at Orgreave leave staves in the road before withdrawing. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets at Orgreave leave staves in the road before withdrawing.
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Tony Clements, Assistant Chief Commissioner of South Yorkshire Police, talking to radio and newspaper journalists after police officers clash on the picket lines with striking NUM pickets, Orgreave  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Tony Clements, Assistant Chief Commissioner of South Yorkshire Police, talking to radio and newspaper journalists after police officers clash on the picket lines with striking NUM pickets, Orgreave
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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 he has an article “go in and hit them hard" about the policing and an extended caption of the picture of Leslie Bolton “she was only trying to help...." © John Harris/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 he has an article “go in and hit them hard” about the policing and an extended caption of the picture of Leslie Bolton “she was only trying to help….”
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