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.

The pickets shelter at Prince of Wales Colliery.

1. Picket shelter

The pickets shelter at Prince of Wales Colliery.
Richard Clarkson
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The picket at Cortonwood pit on January 29 1985.

2. 1985

The picket at Cortonwood pit on January 29 1985.
Richard Clarkson
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Pickets at Prince of Wales colliery in November 1984.
Pickets at Prince of Wales colliery in November 1984.
Richard Clarkson
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Police at the Denby Grange picket, Netherton, on  October 25 1984.

4. Netherton

Police at the Denby Grange picket, Netherton, on October 25 1984.
Richard Clarkson
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