Miners' Strike

Here Are Some of the Most Moving Images of the Miners' Strike

By spending eight months in a Durham pit village, Keith Pattison found out that the longest strike in British history wasn& all about cops and miners punching each other in the head. In doing so, he took some of the dispute& most poignant images.

Such an atmospheric photo by Don McPhee, documenting the Miners Strike.

Don McPhee photography collection goes on display in Liverpool

Two boys on Chopper bikes in the mining village of Holmewood, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, photograph by Don McPhee.

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits' - Wales Online

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits'

End of the struggle: NUM members prepare to return to work in March at Mardy Colliery, South Wales at the end of the year long pit strike.

Miners Strike

Miners strike

© John Sturrock, May 1984, Miners Strike 1984/85 - Police charge pickets at Orgreave coke works, near Sheffield. ----- The UK miners’ strike of 1984–85 was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry. It was a defining moment in British industrial relations, and its defeat significantly weakened the British trade union movement. It was also seen as a major political victory for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party. (read more on my blog)

© John Sturrock, May Miners Strike Police charge pickets at Orgreave coke works, near Sheffield. The UK miners’ strike of was a major industrial action affecting the British coal.

Margaret Thatcher Miners' Strike original by colmmccarthy, $30.00

Items similar to Margaret Thatcher - Miners' Strike - original limited edition silkscreen print on Etsy

Miners Strike 1984-1985 poster

My dad was a miner and told me they had to pay back any handouts they got whilst on strike! Nearly lost their house in the strike!

Lesley Boulton, a member of Women Against Pit Closures, about to be assaulted by one of Thatcher's mounted thugs at Orgreave, 1984 © John Harris reportdigital.co.uk

Orgreave 84 probably the most remembered picture, luckily pulled into bushes at side, avoiding being bashed just for being there

Miner's Strike, Orgreave coking plant, 1984Photograph: Don McPhee for the Guardian

Photographs by Don McPhee, Guardian staff photographer

A striking miner faces a line of police at Orgreave during the miners' strike in Photograph: Don Mcphee/The Guardian

As the 25th anniversary of the strike was marked in 2009, the NUM had just 4,000 members. Photograph: Zen Icknow/Corbis

Welsh mine rescue: twilight of a once great industry

South Wales colliery where the miners were trapped is one of the few remaining working pits in Britain

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Picketing the National Coal Board in Sheffield, 1984

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