Josie Smith, a retired, disabled miner arrested outside his back gate.
Miners who returned to work were escorted by the police on foot through the streets, rather than discreetly transported in a van. This public display was designed to provoke and divide communities.
In the confusion of police and pickets, Josie was arrested, but was later released following petitions from his wife and union leaders.
(This photograph is also available as a poster.)
On the rear of the card is another photograph:
Josie's wife appealing to the police who had arrested her husband.
One of a set of eight greetings cards using photographs from:
No Redemption: The 1984/5 Miners' Strike in the Durham Coalfield
Pictures by Keith Pattison and words by David Peace
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