Miners leader Arthur Scargill arrested at Orgreave, May 1984 .the miners strike
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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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Notes on the strike of UK mine workers against closures and to save their union, the NUM. The article contains interesting information about the strike, its background, the aftermath and its importance to all workers in Britain.
Thoresby Colliery during the Miners' strike, 1984
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