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.

Martin Shakeshaft 1984 Strike84 - The Miner’s strike in UK

Martin Shakeshaft - The Miner’s strike in UK In 1984 I spent 12 months photographing the Miners’ Strike in the UK. The dispute started when the Conservative government, led by Margaret.

File picture of miners at the coal face of Kellingley colliery which is set to close today, as workers endure their final shifts

That's all folks! Centuries of coal-mining tradition ends

Miners at the North Yorkshire pit will work their final shifts, bringing an end to deep coal mining in this country. The workers at the pit, will be given redundancy packages at 12 weeks of average pay.

Miners’ wives with a van bought with funds collected by LGSM, 1985

Veterans of Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) met last Friday in London to remember the epic struggles of 30 years ago.

Miners Strike 1984 at Rossington Pit

Thirty years ago violent clashes took place between picketing South Yorkshire miners and police during the year-long miners’ strike.

30 pictures show the human tragedy of the miners strike 30 years after it ended

An arrest during the miners strike of

May 1984 fighting broke out between Striking Miners & Police at Orgreave Colliery which left 64 injured

These Are Probably Some of the Most Moving Images of UK Miners' Strike | VICE | United Kingdom

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.

These Are Probably Some of the Most Moving Images of UK Miners' Strike | VICE | United Kingdom

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't all about cops and miners punching each other in the head. In doing so, he took some of the dispute's most poignant images.

A picket is helped away during the 'battle of Orgreave', which took place at the Orgreave coking plant near Rotherham in 1984. Photograph: Press Association

Miners' strike: police to be investigated over 'battle of Orgreave'

A picket is helped away during the 'battle of Orgreave', which took place at the Orgreave coking plant near Rotherham in Photograph: Press Association

Miners in Easington during the miners' strike of 1984. Copyright: Keith Pattison

Miners in Easington during the miners' strike of Copyright: Keith Pattison

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