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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
© 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.
© 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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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

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

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

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
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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

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