Images of Saltley Gate

Engineers arrive and close the gates

posted 14 Feb 2012, 13:54 by pete jackson

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The gates still open

The Birmingham East AUEW banner arrives at the gates

Tractors and Transmissions arrives

The gates are now shut

Arthur Scargill addressing the rally from the urinal

Arthur Scargill and Arthur Harper on the urinal

Police trying to hold back the pickets

posted 13 Feb 2012, 11:45 by pete jackson

Pictures Courtesy of M J Niels McGuinness

Saltley mass picket

posted 9 Feb 2012, 07:38 by pete jackson


Trades Council advert to pickets at Saltley Gate

posted 28 Jan 2012, 03:32 by pete jackson

This Birmingham Trades Council advert was placed in the Birmingham Evening Mail on February 10th 1972

The gates are closed

posted 24 Jan 2012, 13:17 by pete jackson

This is the moment when the gates at Saltley Coking Works were closed on February 10th 1972

Arthur Harper

posted 17 Jan 2012, 12:38 by pete jackson

Arthur Harper, President of Birmingham East AUEW who effectively led the solidarity strike. See his article here

The toilet that Arthur Scargill declared victory from

posted 4 Jan 2012, 12:17 by pete jackson

When the gates were closed on February 10th 1972 Arthur Scargill and Arthur Harper (AUEW Birmingham East President) famously climbed onto a public toilet to declare victory. This was the toilet!
with thanks to Paul Mackney

NUM leaflet from 1972

posted 4 Jan 2012, 12:14 by pete jackson

With thanks to Paul Mackney

Mural of Saltley Gate

posted 4 Jan 2012, 12:11 by pete jackson

Mural of The Closure of Saltley Gate (with Dan the artist) which was displayed in the late 1980s, early 1990s at Birmingham Trade Union Studies Centre (at what is now South Birmingham College's Floodgate Street,Digbeth site)
Thanks to Paul Mackney

Picketing Saltley Gate

posted 24 Dec 2011, 13:56 by pete jackson

Image from Socialist Worker

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