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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

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

Words of encouragement for Arthur Scargill as he drinks a cup of tea in a cafe after his appearance in court at Rotherham on charges of obstruction © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Words of encouragement for Arthur Scargill as he drinks a cup of tea in a cafe after his appearance in court at Rotherham on charges of obstruction
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Children enjoying a Christmas party at Frickley colliery welfare with food donated from supporters, South Elmsall, Yorkshire. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Children enjoying a Christmas party at Frickley colliery welfare with food donated from supporters, South Elmsall, Yorkshire.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Children enjoying a Christmas party at Frickley colliery welfare with food donated from supporters, South Elmsall, Yorkshire. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Children enjoying a Christmas party at Frickley colliery welfare with food donated from supporters, South Elmsall, Yorkshire.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

A miner signing up for picket duty, Armthorpe miners welfare, Doncaster © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A miner signing up for picket duty, Armthorpe miners welfare, Doncaster
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Scabs walking into Manvers Main colliery, Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Scabs walking into Manvers Main colliery, Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Scabs being brought into a colliery in Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Scabs being brought into a colliery in Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners' Strike, striking miners riddling for coal on an old colliery tip. The tip is being landscaped by the local council and the earth moving equipment helps uncover the coal.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, striking miners riddling for coal on an old colliery tip. The tip is being landscaped by the local council and the earth moving equipment helps uncover the coal.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Riddling coal - picking coal from the waste of the closed and derelict Elsecar Main colliery, South Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riddling coal – picking coal from the waste of the closed and derelict Elsecar Main colliery, South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Strikers collecting logs from a makeshift sawmill at Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Strikers collecting logs from a makeshift sawmill at Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

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Nurses join miners on a Christmas picket line, Rossington Colliery, Doncaster, Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

 

They shall not starve, Hemsworth kitchen, women with meals for striking miners, nr Pontefract © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

They shall not starve, Hemsworth kitchen, women with meals for striking miners, nr Pontefract
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Manchester USDAW Kelloggs workers hand over £200 and breakfast cereals to striking miners kitchen, Pontefract, Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Manchester USDAW Kelloggs workers hand over £200 and breakfast cereals to striking miners kitchen, Pontefract, Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Stand-up comedian Alexei Sayle performing in a benefit gig for single miners at Christmas. Armthorpe Miners Welfare,  miners strike Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Stand-up comedian Alexei Sayle performing in a benefit gig for single miners at Christmas. Armthorpe Miners Welfare, miners strike Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Party organised by trade union members of the London print branches of SOGAT for the children of striking miners from the Betteshanger & Tilmanstone collieries in Kent as Christmas approached, nine months after the start of the national miners' strike. © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Party organised by trade union members of the London print branches of SOGAT for the children of striking miners from the Betteshanger & Tilmanstone collieries in Kent as Christmas approached, nine months after the start of the national miners’ strike.
© Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Food parcels for single men, Including Christmas chickens, been distributed from Rossington miners welfare, Doncaster. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Food parcels for single men, Including Christmas chickens, been distributed from Rossington miners welfare, Doncaster.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Bagging up coal for striking miners. Rossington miners welfare, Doncaster. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Bagging up coal for striking miners. Rossington miners welfare, Doncaster.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Food parcels for single men, Including Christmas chickens, been distributed from Rossington miners welfare, Doncaster. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Food parcels for single men, Including Christmas chickens, been distributed from Rossington miners welfare, Doncaster.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Santa claus giving out presents at a Christmas party for miners children, Frickley, South Yorkshire © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Santa claus giving out presents at a Christmas party for miners children, Frickley, South Yorkshire
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners' Strike: Preparing a Christmas dinner at Cadeby Miners Welfare, Yorkshire.   © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Preparing a Christmas dinner at Denaby & Cadeby Miners’ Welfare, Yorkshire. © John Sturrock reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

Picket Line at Christmas with tree, Denby Grange colliery © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket Line at Christmas with tree, Denby Grange colliery
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

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Miners' Strike, striking miners' wives lobby delegates at the TUC.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, striking miners’ wives lobby delegates at the TUC.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners' Strike, lobby of the TUC general council. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, lobby of the TUC general council.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police burn NUM picket hut, Askern colliery, Yorkshire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police burn NUM picket hut, Askern colliery, Yorkshire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Picketing at Murton Colliery, police in riot gear. © Keith Pattison/reportdigital.co.uk

Picketing at Murton Colliery, police in riot gear.
© Keith Pattison/reportdigital.co.uk

Lunchtime at Colliery Club, Easington Colliery, Miners' Strike © Keith Pattison/reportdigital.co.uk

Lunchtime at Colliery Club, Easington Colliery, Miners’ Strike
© Keith Pattison/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners' Strike, Brodsworth nr Doncaster, Police horses charge to disperse picket against strike breakers at dawn.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, Brodsworth nr Doncaster, Police horses charge to disperse picket against strike breakers at dawn.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Picket injured by police, Miners' Strike. Brodsworth colliery, South Yorkshire  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Picket injured by police, Miners’ Strike. Brodsworth colliery, South Yorkshire
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police charge pickets,  Miners' Strike Brodsworth Collery, Doncaster © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police charge pickets, Miners’ Strike Brodsworth Collery, Doncaster
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners' Strike, Miners' wives demonstrate their support as the first talks take place between the NUM and the NCB. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, Miners’ wives demonstrate their support as the first talks take place between the NUM and the NCB.
© John Sturrock (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

Miners families flee as riot police move into pit village, Hatfield, South Yorkshire © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners families flee as riot police move into pit village, Hatfield, South Yorkshire
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners in Hatfield, South Yorkshire sit down in the road to try and prevent police from attacking. © Ray Risingl/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners in Hatfield, South Yorkshire sit down in the road to try and prevent police from attacking.
© Ray Risingl/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners' Strike, Allerton Bywater pit near Leeds pickets try to reach a van carrying three scabs as they leave the pit.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners’ Strike, Allerton Bywater pit near Leeds pickets try to reach a van carrying three scabs as they leave the pit.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Gordon Brown MP speaking at a rally in support of striking NUM miners © Nick Georges/reportdigital.co.uk/Report Archive

Gordon Brown MP speaking at a rally in support of striking NUM miners
© Nick Georges/reportdigital.co.uk/Report Archive

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

Striking miners injured and arrested during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike of 1984-85. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners injured and arrested during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike of 1984-85.
© John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest miners, Orgreave Coke works, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest miners, Orgreave Coke works, Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Arthur Scargill NUM addressing striking miners at first mass picket of the BSC Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Arthur Scargill NUM addressing striking miners at first mass picket of the BSC Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Police use riot gear for the first time in a strike. Miners mass picket as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Steel workers who have walked out in solidarity look on. Orgreave coke works,  Miner's strike Sheffield, South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police use riot gear for the first time in a strike. Miners mass picket as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Steel workers who have walked out in solidarity look on. Orgreave coke works, Miner’s strike Sheffield, South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Massed ranks of uniformed and riot police police officers prevent striking miners from picketing a convoy of delivery lorries, seen leaving the plant in the background, during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Massed ranks of uniformed and riot police police officers prevent striking miners from picketing a convoy of delivery lorries, seen leaving the plant in the background, during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike.
© John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police waiting to attack, Orgreave Mass picket,  Miners Strike.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Mounted police waiting to attack, Orgreave Mass picket, Miners Strike.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners flee from riot officers on horseback during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant,  miners' strike. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Miners flee from riot officers on horseback during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners’ strike.
© John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Police officers charge striking miners, mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners' strike, Yorkshire. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police officers charge striking miners, mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners’ strike, Yorkshire.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police surround picketing miners as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Orgreave coke works  Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police surround picketing miners as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Orgreave coke works Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

First battle of Orgreave. Police use aggressive action and overwhelming force to prevent pickets reaching the coke works © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

First battle of Orgreave. Police use aggressive action and overwhelming force to prevent pickets reaching the coke works
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners strike, Orgreave picket being attacked by mounted officers. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners strike, Orgreave picket being attacked by mounted officers.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arresting Arthur Scargill NUM leader at the Orgreave coking works picket during miners strike Sheffield  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police arresting Arthur Scargill NUM leader at the Orgreave coking works picket during miners strike Sheffield
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police dog and picket, mass picket at Orgreave cokeworks, Miners' Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police dog and picket, mass picket at Orgreave cokeworks, Miners’ Strike.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets carrying a telegraph pole try to block the road to impead police charges by mounted and short shield riot police. Mass picket, Orgreave coke works, Yorkshire  © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets carrying a telegraph pole try to block the road to impead police charges by mounted and short shield riot police. Mass picket, Orgreave coke works, Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Police rest on their riot shields behind an overturned cabin after charging into a mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works  Miner's strike South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police rest on their riot shields behind an overturned cabin after charging into a mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works Miner’s strike South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Uniformed police officers applaud riot officers as they return from their duties at a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike of 1984-85. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Uniformed police officers applaud riot officers as they return from their duties at a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike of 1984-85.
© John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Police leading a convoy of lorries bring coke from  Orgreave Coking works in Yorkshire to BSC Scunthorpe. M1 Yorkshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Police leading a convoy of lorries bring coke from Orgreave Coking works in Yorkshire to BSC Scunthorpe. M1 Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

23 3-ton trucks Trucks laden with £100,000 worth of food and goods donated by various trade unions (NGA, SOGAT, USDAW, AUEW, TASS, TGWU), on route from London destined for Barnsley for the miners and their communities, the miners' strike © John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

23 3-ton trucks Trucks laden with £100,000 worth of food and goods donated by various trade unions (NGA, SOGAT, USDAW, AUEW, TASS, TGWU), on route from London destined for Barnsley for the miners and their communities, the miners’ strike
© John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Kent miners occupy the headquarters of the National Coal Board (NCB) during the Miners' strike, London © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Kent miners occupy the headquarters of the National Coal Board (NCB) during the Miners’ strike, London
© Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners' Strike, polices stop coaches of miners travelling to picket coal leaving British Steel's Hunterston Terminal. The 300 miners then sat down in the road, dragged away by police and arrested. Scotland.  © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners’ Strike, polices stop coaches of miners travelling to picket coal leaving British Steel’s Hunterston Terminal. The 300 miners then sat down in the road, dragged away by police and arrested. Scotland.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Demonstration of miners, their families, and supporters in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Demonstration of miners, their families, and supporters in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Bentley NUM banner with the face of Arthur Scargill Demonstration of miners and their supporters in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Bentley NUM banner with the face of Arthur Scargill Demonstration of miners and their supporters in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Johnny Woods, Grimethorpe, 15,000 Miners protest, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Johnny Woods, Grimethorpe, 15,000 Miners protest, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Ken Homer (NUM), Denis Skinner Labour Party MP Arthur Scargill (NUM), Peter Heathfield (NUM), Sammy Thompson (NUM), Jack Taylor (NUM), 15,000 Miners protest, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Ken Homer (NUM), Denis Skinner Labour Party MP Arthur Scargill (NUM), Peter Heathfield (NUM), Sammy Thompson (NUM), Jack Taylor (NUM), 15,000 Miners protest, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Demonstration of miners in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Demonstration of miners in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Arthur Scargill signing autographs, 15,000 Miners protest, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Arthur Scargill signing autographs, 15,000 Miners protest, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Womens' National protest in support of the Miners Strike, Barnsley, Yorkshire © John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Womens’ National protest in support of the Miners Strike, Barnsley, Yorkshire
© John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Point of Ayr Colliery banner, women form North Wales, Womens' National protest in support of he Miners Strike, Barnsley, Yorkshire © John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Point of Ayr Colliery banner, women form North Wales, Womens’ National protest in support of he Miners Strike, Barnsley, Yorkshire
© John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

A rally of women's support groups in Barnsley in support of the miners strike. © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

A rally of women’s support groups in Barnsley in support of the miners strike.
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Miners wives rally in Barnsley, South Yorkshire © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

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

A miners’ wives rally in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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Police hold back a striking miner as a working miner hurls abuse. Nottinghamshire Mansfield colliery 1984  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police hold back a striking miner as a working miner hurls abuse. Nottinghamshire Mansfield colliery 1984
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Miners wives picket Florence colliery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners wives picket Florence colliery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
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Nottinghamshire striking miners lobby a delegates meeting at the area NUM headquarters in Mansfield to demand support for the strike. © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Nottinghamshire striking miners lobby a delegates meeting at the area NUM headquarters in Mansfield to demand support for the strike.
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Miners Strike,  Arthur Scargill joins miners on the picket line at a partly working pit. Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners Strike, Arthur Scargill joins miners on the picket line at a partly working pit. Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.
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A street collection for the NUM strike fund, Liverpool. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

A street collection for the NUM strike fund, Liverpool.
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