Three photos courtesy of Paul Rainey show officers at the time of the miners strike. Please note the tunics and blue shirts which were still being worn and the public order kit which was not as advanced as today. ‘Birmingham’s Front Line’ which refers to biographical accounts of
policing between 1976 to 1989 contains some recollections about officers deployed to the strike from the West Midlands. Move the clock forward to 1989 to 1997 when ‘The Noble Cause’ articulates the authors experiences of working in the police in Birmingham and Walsall.