A story from South Wales: Talking of pit closures. Aberamen Pit in Aberdare Valley view of pit and houses from hillside. Noticeboard showing shift times. Man walking down road, machinery hidden in clouds of steam. Shots of valley and pit. Men pointing at map on wall. Atmospheric shot of closed pits and buildings. Miners in lamp hats carrying safety lamps. Miners chopping and shovelling coal. Men looking at plans. Discussion of people sat around table. Deep Duttryn Colliery. Men loading tools and equipment into van, miners coming off bus. Lots of serious looking "men in suits" and miners. Men digging and shovelling coal, coal cutting machinery. Date calendar. Barometer. Miners leaving pit, returning lamps. Men showering, changing in locker room. Men climbing into bus. View from inside bus of people seats and passing scenery. Men from Aberman travel to Deep Duffryn. Men in overalls and hats etc walking towards pit. Lots of people lighting and smoking cigarettes throughout this film.
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Anthracite Mining. U.S.A. Map of Pennsylvania showing Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia. Miners going into work. Miners enter a building to change into work clothes. Peg board for clocking in. Tool shop and one picks up an axe, checks and receives box of dynamite. Illustration how anthracite coal is found in folded layers. Timbers used to make the mines safe. Timber being sawed. Rail trucks going underground. Miners testing the rock before blasting. Miner drilling holes and placing the dynamite before igniting and running to safety. On the wall is written 6.2.27. After the blast a miner walks over the large rocks and checks overhead. Two men fill truck which is then pushed and tipped. 'Mining in close Quarters'. Horse (pit pony) working underground struggling to pull a wagon. Close up of anthracite in hands. Wagon moving through tunnel with light visible ahead. Above ground 'the breaker', the rail trucks move up a ramp and tip. Men sorting the lumps. Riddle sorting out the smaller pieces. More Culm than coal is taken from the mines - being tipped on a heap. Excess water extracted from mine. Men and older boys sorting the coal. Conveyor belt. Train wagons loaded. The miners day is done and the miners come out in rail trucks from underground.
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"Look At Wales!" - 1950s colour travelogue (Part 1). "Look At Wales" by British Pathe Ltd, 1956. With a commentary by Edward Ward. PART 1: The travelogue begins with a graphic map of Wales. A gentleman pulls up in a horse and cart outside a valley cottage where two girls run out in traditional dress. We see the Royal National Eisteddfod and the procession of the "bards" (poets of the year). Edward Ward talks about Welsh politicians and notable figures, and stresses how the Welsh people are "obstinately Welsh" and enjoyed a strong sense of community "four centuries before Julius Caesar". We see rural shots and sheep, the narrator explains that the Welsh hills and mountains have long protected the country from invasion. Subscribe to British Pathe: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Follow us on Twitter: @britishpathe.com Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-British-Path%C3%A9-Film-Archive/11304874870... From: http://britishpathe.com A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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In 1893 a deadly mine disaster took the lives of 27 men..This is the memorial that was made for them and the names of the men lost the awful day. (See the church here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhfQzf-saXo) IF YOU LIKE MY CONTENT AND WANT TO DONATE, PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UCXSS5SHLWDYS PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL & THUMBS UP!! *Follow U.P. News & Video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JasonAsselinsAdventures/ *Follow Me on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DaRogueReporter *Check out my CNN iReports: http://ireport.cnn.com/people/DaElmersBack @All rights reserved.
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CWM COKE WORKS, BEDDAU – SOUTH WALES “Cwm coke works is a large site just north of Beddau in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Up until the mid 1800′s Beddau was a small collection of farmsteads at the conjunction of four crossroads. (Incidentally, Beddau, which means ‘graves’, may be a shortening of Croesheol y Beddau, ‘crossroads of the graves’, as it is marked on an ordnance survey map circa. 1833. Criminals were often hanged as crossroads as an example to others…). In the 1860′s coal pits were sunk around Beddau, and the town grew at a steady rate until 1909, which saw the opening of Cwm colliery. As the industry moved in, Beddau grew quickly, and in 1958 Cwm coke works opened, furthering the expansion. At its peak, Cwm colliery was producing hundreds of thousand of tons of high quality, low sulphur coal per year. Much of this was processed at Cwm coke works, into high-grade coke suitable for foundry use. The National Coal Board closed the colliery in 1986, and Cwm Coke works in 2002, leaving yet another small Welsh town deprived and forgotten.”
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Still photos of: dirty miners clocking off. Anoraked policemen pose alongside a mine track. The coal mine at Glamorgan, Wales deserted during the strike of 1912. Demonstrations taking place, possibly outside St. George's Hall in Liverpool, patrolled by police on horseback. Young boys demonstrate with banners supporting the strike and Tom Mann. A train that has been attacked by strikers with its windows broken.
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