About: Coal Special. South Wales Colliers Go Down The Mine - 1930
Thatcher forgot about these boys
If a film crew where not down there those pit props would not be so white and the miners would not have been so polite.Unfotunately the miners,like engineering got well and truly shafted by the Tories in the 70s and 80s.
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Music sure sucked back then.....🙄
Quite deceptive how the camera lighting hides the fact that the men are working at the face in almost total darkness. The lamps give off only a modest glow as anyone that has used one will tell you.
Fantastic to see, hand filling, tubs into the tippler, then sorting on the screens, then washing in the Peggy tub
As with the other comments about 'gear', you see some of these guys wearing ties.
the opening whistle is like a death knell :(
No gloves no helmets no safety gear. My dad lost part of his hand. And dies of black
Lung. I can’t believe we lived through these times. It wasn’t living it was existing. Thank his they all closed.
Penallta was the first pit I went down after my interview at Ystrad Fawr 1968.
Hi, I have put 2 short movies concerning mining in the Abersychan area on my Youtube channel "UAV PAP". I am hoping to do more when time and weather permits!
my dad worked here among other pits around the valleys when I was a kid.
This is fantastic but unuseable from here as the clouting great AP logo is an unecessary distraction.