Miner outside the Power Group Office, Florence Colliery, Longton

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Date:1984 - 1985 (c.)

Description:This photograph, taken during the 1984/1985 miners strike, is of the Power Group office at Florence Colliery in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
The Power Group was a branch of the National Union of Minerworkers but they were opposed to Arthur Scargill (the leader of the NUM), objected to elements of the strike and in some cases were strike breakers. They were reviled by many other miners: if you look closely you can see that 'scab', a term of abuse for miners who did not support the strike, has been written on the door.
This photograph is reproduced by kind permission of the North Staffordshire Miners Wives Action Group.

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