A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

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.

A small poster from the miners strike of 1984-5. The pit is Abercynon Colliery South Wales.

A small poster from the miners strike of The pit is Abercynon Colliery South Wales.

Miner's strike 84/85 "the most bitter industrial dispute in British history."[1]BBC

Miner's strike "the most bitter industrial dispute in British history.

Striking miner, George 'Geordie' Brealey, confronts a line of police officers while wearing a toy helmet at Orgreave coaking plant near Rotherham, Yorkshire. The subsequent outbreak of violence between police and pickets, known as the 'battle of Orgreave', was one of the most bloody and controversial of the 1984-85 miner's strike Photograph: Don McPhee

Guardian photographer Don Mcphee's image of striking miner George Brealey facing up to a line of police became one of the most well-known of the miner's strike

Miners leader Arthur Scargill arrested at Orgreave, May 1984 .the miners strike

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

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.

Iconic images of the strike: http://www.defendtherighttoprotest.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/miners-strike-orgreave.jpg

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


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