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Steelworkers PKT at Rotherham, steel strike 1980 © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Steelworkers PKT at Rotherham, steel strike 1980
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Consett steelworkers, threatened with cuts, march through their town in support of pay claim for 20% pay rise © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Consett steelworkers, threatened with cuts, march through their town in support of pay claim for 20% pay rise
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 BSC management Bob Scholey and Ian MacGregor at press conference, London  © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 BSC management Bob Scholey and Ian MacGregor at press conference, London
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 union leaders Bill Sirs ISTC, left, and Hector Smith NUB outside 10 Downing Street after talks with Thatcher Government  © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 union leaders Bill Sirs ISTC, left, and Hector Smith NUB outside 10 Downing Street after talks with Thatcher Government
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness, Kent. Pickets speaking to a lorry driver © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness, Kent. Pickets speaking to a lorry driver
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Steel strike 1980 Pickets at Hadfields, Sheffield  © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Pickets at Hadfields, Sheffield
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980  Steelworkers lobby the TUC in support of their pay claim for a 20% rise London © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby the TUC in support of their pay claim for a 20% rise London
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Police block the entrance to Hadfields, Sheffield, to a mass pickets © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Police block the entrance to Hadfields, Sheffield, to a mass pickets
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Picket at Ravenscraig steelworks, Motherwell, Scotland, trying to stop a lorry © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Picket at Ravenscraig steelworks, Motherwell, Scotland, trying to stop a lorry
© NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby union delegates against 10% pay offer at TUC meeting. London © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby union delegates against 10% pay offer at TUC meeting. London
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

ISTC Steelworkers picketing British Steel Sheerness, February 1980. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

ISTC Steelworkers picketing British Steel Sheerness, February 1980.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness steelworks Kent © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness steelworks Kent
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Steel strike 1980 Police struggle with a mass picket at Sheerness Steelworks, Kent © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Police struggle with a mass picket at Sheerness Steelworks, Kent
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Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness steelworks, Kent. Waiting for an ambulance for a picket injured in the clash between pickets and police © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Mass picket at Sheerness steelworks, Kent. Waiting for an ambulance for a picket injured in the clash between pickets and police
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Steel strike 1980 Steelworker on strike and covered with badges. Sheerness steelworks, Kent. © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworker on strike and covered with badges. Sheerness steelworks, Kent.
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Steel strike 1980 Pickets at steel stockholders, C Roberts Steel, Rotherham © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Pickets at steel stockholders, C Roberts Steel, Rotherham
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby TUC the women in the forefront London © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Steel strike 1980 Steelworkers lobby TUC the women in the forefront London
© Ray Rising/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

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

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
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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

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)

National demonstration in support of the 1984 miners' strike organised by miners' wives © Stefano Cagnoni  - reportdigital.co.uk

National demonstration in support of the 1984 miners’ strike organised by miners’ wives
© Stefano Cagnoni – reportdigital.co.uk

BBC tell the truth, ITN tell the truth. Striking miners' wives and their families, Women Against Pit Closures. stage a national demonstration in London in support of the NUM national dispute. The placards carried, refer to the miners' sense of injustice at the way inwhich journalists had portrayed the strike in the media. © John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

BBC tell the truth, ITN tell the truth. Striking miners’ wives and their families, Women Against Pit Closures. stage a national demonstration in London in support of the NUM national dispute. The placards carried, refer to the miners’ sense of injustice at the way inwhich journalists had portrayed the strike in the media.
© John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

Women Against Pit Closures stage a national demonstration in London in support of the NUM national dispute. No MOre Fleet Street Lies read  placards carried, referring to the miners' families' sense of injustice at the way the strike has been portrayed in the media © John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

Women Against Pit Closures stage a national demonstration in London in support of the NUM national dispute. No MOre Fleet Street Lies read placards carried, referring to the miners’ families’ sense of injustice at the way the strike has been portrayed in the media
© John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

A miner's wife from Maltby, South Yorkshire at a demonstration of women in support of the NUM © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

A miner’s wife from Maltby, South Yorkshire at a demonstration of women in support of the NUM
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NCB coaches on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border, having grilles fitted in preparation for busing in 'scabs' as part of a back-to-work attempt across NUM picket lines during the Miners' Strike, were fire-bombed overnight to prevent their use. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

NCB coaches on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border, having grilles fitted in preparation for busing in ‘scabs’ as part of a back-to-work attempt across NUM picket lines during the Miners’ Strike, were fire-bombed overnight to prevent their use.
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NUM members on strike during the Miners' Strike were attacked at night by baton wielding riot police at a police road block preventing the pickets from entering Nottinghamshire. Sitting in their car with a smashed windscreen; 12 other cars carrying striking miners were damaged in a similar fashion. Barnsley, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

NUM members on strike during the Miners’ Strike were attacked at night by baton wielding riot police at a police road block preventing the pickets from entering Nottinghamshire. Sitting in their car with a smashed windscreen; 12 other cars carrying striking miners were damaged in a similar fashion. Barnsley, Yorkshire
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Striking miners picketing behind a barricade at Gascoigne Wood colliery, part of the Selby super mine complex, North Yorkshire © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners picketing behind a barricade at Gascoigne Wood colliery, part of the Selby super mine complex, North Yorkshire
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Families look on anxiously as police with riot shields and helmets patrol the streets near Houghton Main colliery, searching for striking miners © NLAC/reportdigital.co.uk

Families look on anxiously as police with riot shields and helmets patrol the streets near Houghton Main colliery, searching for striking miners
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Imported Polish coal being unloaded onto lorries for transport to BSC Scunthorp steelworks inorder to break the strike. Flixborough Wharf, Scunthorpe, South Humberside © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Imported Polish coal being unloaded onto lorries for transport to BSC Scunthorp steelworks inorder to break the strike. Flixborough Wharf, Scunthorpe, South Humberside
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Imported Polish coal being unloaded onto lorries for transport to BSC Scunthorp steelworks inorder to break the strike. Flixborough Wharf, Scunthorpe, South Humberside © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Imported Polish coal being unloaded onto lorries for transport to BSC Scunthorp steelworks inorder to break the strike. Flixborough Wharf, Scunthorpe, South Humberside
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Police arrest pickets, Bilston Glen collery, Scotland, Miners' Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest pickets, Bilston Glen collery, Scotland, Miners’ Strike.
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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
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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
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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
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