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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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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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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.
© 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 © 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
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

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
© Ray Rising/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 © 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
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners building a barricade and occupy Rossington colliery after police managed to get a scab into the pit. Doncaster © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners building a barricade and occupy Rossington colliery after police managed to get a scab into the pit. Doncaster
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Miners barricade and occupy Rossington colliery after police managed to get a scab into the pit. Doncaster © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners barricade and occupy Rossington colliery after police managed to get a scab into the pit. Doncaster
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Jack Taylor Yorkshire NUM  trying to persuade miners to disperse. Miners barricade and occupy Rossington colliery after police managed to get a scab into the pit. Doncaster © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Jack Taylor Yorkshire NUM trying to persuade miners to disperse. Miners barricade and occupy Rossington colliery after police managed to get a scab into the pit. Doncaster
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A miners wife makes the opinion of the community clear attacking a well known scab with her shoe, after police invaded the pit village of Rossington near Doncaster, South Yorkshire © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

A miners wife makes the opinion of the community clear attacking a well known scab with her shoe, after police invaded the pit village of Rossington near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest a 13-year-old boy for throwing stones at a police convoy entering the village, Grimethorpe, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest a 13-year-old boy for throwing stones at a police convoy entering the village, Grimethorpe, Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners eating in a soup kitchen funded by donations from supporters of the strike. Miners Welfare, Keresley Colliery, Coventry 1984 © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk)

Striking miners eating in a soup kitchen funded by donations from supporters of the strike. Miners Welfare, Keresley Colliery, Coventry 1984
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Drawing depicting scabs made by a child of a striking miner and stuck on the wall of Kersley Food Kitchen, adjacent to Kersley Colliery near Coventry.  © John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

Drawing depicting scabs made by a child of a striking miner and stuck on the wall of Kersley Food Kitchen, adjacent to Kersley Colliery near Coventry.
© John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

The drawing - child to be wary of strangers, in this case a policeman. Reflecting the sense of hatred felt by mining families to the massed police presence in their communites. Drawing made by a child of a striking miner and stuck on the wall of Kersley Food Kitchen, adjacent to Kersley Colliery near Coventry.  © John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

The drawing – child to be wary of strangers, in this case a policeman. Reflecting the sense of hatred felt by mining families to the massed police presence in their communites. Drawing made by a child of a striking miner and stuck on the wall of Kersley Food Kitchen, adjacent to Kersley Colliery near Coventry.
© John Harris/Report Archive Report/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket at Penrikyber Colliery in South Wales during the Miners' Strike. © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket at Penrikyber Colliery in South Wales during the Miners’ Strike.
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Striking dockers picketing in the rain King George Dock Hull 1984. The strike was called by the TGWU's national docks committee after British Steel had used workers who were not registered dockers to unload iron ore at Immingham dock on the Humber. The ore was for Scunthorpe steel works. © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Striking dockers picketing in the rain King George Dock Hull 1984. The strike was called by the TGWU’s national docks committee after British Steel had used workers who were not registered dockers to unload iron ore at Immingham dock on the Humber. The ore was for Scunthorpe steel works.
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Railway workers stop the movement of coal during the miners' strike. Shirebrook, Derbyshire © Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk

Railway workers stop the movement of coal during the miners’ strike. Shirebrook, Derbyshire
© Ray Rising/reportdigital.co.uk