Alan Burnett : The Collected Works

Archives : Orgreave Before The Battle

Orgreave Coling Plant, Sheffield
Orgreave Coking Plant, Sheffield 1982  (Alan Burnett)

Orgreave Coking Plant was like a working industrial sculpture that greeted visitors to the city as they drove along the Parkway from the M1. A couple of years after I took this photograph it became famous as the site of the famous Battle of Orgreave during the Miner’s strike. Within ten years it had been demolished and the site cleared and redeveloped.

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