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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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