Looking back at how women, children and men rallied in Sheffield and South Yorkshire 30 years after the Miners' Strike came to an end

It’s now 30 years since the Miners’ Strike came to an end, but it wasn’t just the men that took to the picket lines, with many women rallying to the cause.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 5:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 5:15 pm
Do you remember how the Miners' Strike impacted on people from Sheffield and South Yorkshire between 1984-5?
Do you remember how the Miners' Strike impacted on people from Sheffield and South Yorkshire between 1984-5?

The year-long conflict also had a massive impact on children, leaving many impoverished and in divided communities.

But how many of these old photos from the dispute have you seen?

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Arthur Scargill speaking at a miners’ rally in Barnsley in September 1984. The dispute had started in Yorkshire in March of that year and within days half the country’s mineworkers had walked out in protest over pit closures.

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Brookhouse Women’s Group showing their support for the miners in March 1985.
Armthorpe Women’s Action Group held a Christmas party for the children of striking miners in December 1984.
Police outside Armthorpe Main Colliery in August 1984.
Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures leave Pond Street for Barnsley in May 1984.
Children of striking miners at Sheffield Midland Station pictured before leaving for a trip to Blackpool in October 1984.
The Battle of Orgreave in June 1984, near Rotherham, was one of the main flashpoints in the year-long conflict.
An International Women’s Day march to support the striking miners at Chesterfield FC in March 1985.
Food parcels being handed out at Hall Cross Comprehensive School, in Doncaster, in May 1984.
Striking miners from Cortonwood Colliery leaving for the TUC conference in Brighton, in August 1984.