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Coal Mining | Coal Crisis | South Wales | Merthyr Tydfil | 1977

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About: Coal Mining | Coal Crisis | South Wales | Merthyr Tydfil | 1977

poor fuckers went down those pits for less than the equivalent of minimum wage today!
Coal miners are the only people that can get away with blackface.
Who could ever Vote Tory !
What a tragedy about the mining industry.
One thing that is noticeable about this film is how smartly dressed and slim most of the working class looked in those days
The Hoover factory closed in 2009.
Great video 👍👍
Who do you blame ?.. I'll tell you who. The government. They have taken great pleasure in pissing over wales for all time. We are beneath them you see. They took our national industry away from us, work that they will never know about. Pensions ?. Yes my friend, your right. The tax payers money, where does it go ?. Hospitals ?. Oh no. Floating duck houses for the ponds in the gardens of the government. While there are no beds four the sick in hospitals. And now, after that scandal came out. They expect us to work until we are 67 until state pension is available. To cover the mess that they created up.I won't vote, no more. They can ALL rot in hell. God bless wales. If your welsh, pick your head up. You better than the scum on the other side of the bridge !!!!!!!!!!!.
Public Service Broadcasting brought me here...
Watch the film above us the earth it's about ogilvie Colliery closing
The dick head government would rather give the money to the foreigners than give our own lads the work.
Very good video that captures a time now past,But back then the end of coal would have been unthinkable.
i wonder what happened to the people in this film.. hope their lives turned out ok
Hi, great video. I have done 2 short movies concerning mining in South Wales on my Youtube channel "UAV PAP". I hope to do more when time and weather permits.
Is that Alayn Lloyd playing snooker.?
what's the music at 13:50 mins in?
That was a battle from the past, we now have a more modern battle going on.This modern battle has no pickets, no caravans outside power stations. This new Battle is about 'PENSIONS' Coal Workers Pensions. This battle is taking place via Petitions.

There are 2 petitions that are currently active one is Les Moore's PAPER PETITION

AND Ken Sullivan's ONLINE PETITION Pleas help us fight this battle. This battle is for everyone of us in the coal industry now gone.
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great video
thank you for posting this very informative film. The following link is my modest memorial to all miners whom died down the pit, with focus on Blantyre disaster.

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.