About: Lancashire Colliers (Grimebridge)
8.24 mins in hes a richard head snooty git green party voter
PLEASE HELP RAISE MONEY IN MEMORY OF THIS WONDERFUL MAN Bill Clayton x https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GrandadBHF?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=updates&utm_content=GrandadBHF&utm_campaign=updates-facebook
Does anyone remember Golborne, pit. my Dad worked there for 40 long years, Rip Dad, you was the best, Loving Daughter Wendy.xx
Cheers for posting the film,
Here is a link to my modest tribute to deep mie coalworkers whom lost
their lives in pit disasters: Includes two moving and poignant songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY_u6O_afGcM
Bill Clayton was my grandad he was a miner until the day he died, a legend in his own life, a highly respected and loved man. Sweet dreams grandad xxx
Excellent video footage! Not surprisingly, coal miners still have to fight daily for a safe workplace. To hear how miners who make safety complaints today are treated by outlaw coal operators, check out Raymond Crooke's song "Big Coal Don't Like This Man At All" on YouTube. It tells the true story of Kentucky coal miner Charles Scott Howard, who stood up for safety at an underground mine operated by Arch Coal and was fired as a result. He filed a whistleblower case, won his job back and is working in the mines again!
Tourism ! A load of bollocks ! A tourist is someone that has temporarily downed tools !
Thanks for that b3tarev.He was killed in the Gleision mine flooding.Was offered a start there myself 2 weeks before the accident.Thank god I didnt start.
@welshcourtland. I think he is comparing it to the general workers of today and not the private mines that still operate today. Sorry to hear about your mate.
Scott what are you talking about.These are the conditions that miners in south wales and other places work now.Its not a thing of the past.I worked this method until late 1990s and my mate waskilled the other day working these methods and in a lot worse conditions.
now thay r reyel working men not like the ones today respect
now thay r reyel working not like the ones today respect
Worked in small mines of south wales for a number of years and the film of the face work is spot on.
This was filmed in 1982. terry Atkins is hewing and Tony Rideout is filling for him.
The pit closed and opened a few times but finaly shut in 1996 after 18 years. The company later opened up Hill Top colliery in 97.
Billy sadly died 2009.
That planning bloke epitomises all that's wrong with local government - always looking for an excuse to stop decent blokes trying to make a living because it might upset the middle classes. Too many nimbys around by far!
Makes you feel quite emotional until that councillor. comes along then it fills you with anger
Absolutely fantastic, i actually recognise a fair bit of the above ground.