Pictures of the strike in the Wakefield district.

24 photos that show Wakefield during the miners' strike of 1984/85

Next month marks 35 years since the beginning of the miners' strike of 1984-85.

Starting on March 6 1984 and lasting a whole year until March 3 1985, major industrial action was brought to shut down the British coal industry in an attempt to prevent colliery closures.

A lorry load of food from French trade unionists is unloaded and distributed at Kellingley.

5. French

A lorry load of food from French trade unionists is unloaded and distributed at Kellingley.
Richard Clarkson
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The Prince of Wales miners returning to work accompanied by a brass band and their NUM banner.

6. Brass Band

The Prince of Wales miners returning to work accompanied by a brass band and their NUM banner.
Richard Clarkson
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The Wakefield Miners Support Group's caravan outisde Wakefield Cathedral in October.

7. Support

The Wakefield Miners Support Group's caravan outisde Wakefield Cathedral in October.
Richard Clarkson
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A line of police at Brodsworth, near Doncaster, on October 12 1984. Their anoraks cover up their identification numbers.

8. Front line

A line of police at Brodsworth, near Doncaster, on October 12 1984. Their anoraks cover up their identification numbers.
Richard Clarkson
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