Welsh miners wives banner
Welsh miners wives hold up their banner on a demonstration during the national miners strike of 1984 - 85. The banner reads, 'Maesteg & Afan Valley Miners women support group' and also includes caricatures of Arthur Scargill (National Union of Mineworkers President), Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister) and Ian McGregor (head of the National Coal Board), the latter being described as Thatcher's 'hatchet man'. Date: 27 June 1984
© Marx Memorial Library/Mary Evans
Riot at Mold in Flintshire
A huge mob, assembled at the railway station at Mold in Flintshire, Scotland to protest against the imprisonment of miners, employees of the Leeswood Coal Company, who had allegedly assaulted the underground manager. The mob, two thousand strong, pelted the assembled police and soldiers with stones forcing the authorities to fire into the crowd killing five, including two women.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Mick McGahey with Arthur Scargill and Peter Heathfield
Mick McGahey (1925-1999), Scottish miners' leader, trade unionist and lifelong communist, with Arthur Scargill (b 1938), miners' leader and trade unionist, and Peter Heathfield (1929-2010), trade unionist. All three were executives in the NUM, the National Union of Mineworkers. Seen here around the time of the Miners' Strike.
© Mary Evans / Marx Memorial Library