A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground. Canaries were used in the coal mines, to detect methane gas. If the canary died, the miners knew they had to leave or they would die as well.
Miners leader Arthur Scargill arrested at Orgreave, South Yorkshire during a confrontation between police and striking miners that became known as the Battle of Orgreave, May Photo credit: Peter Arkell
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Police controlling a crowd during the miner's strike. Famous picture, shows a Lesley Boulton of Sheffield Women's Support Group trying to call for An ambulance for an injured picketer. 18 June Battle of Orgreave.