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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

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
© NLAC/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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miners wives rally in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
© NLAC/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