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Heroes of Coal Wales

The coal mining industry dominated the nation for countless generations. It shaped and touched everyone's lives, moulded the landscape and made heroes of ordinary men and women. The deep pits may be mostly long gone, but coal still resonates with thousands of people. A sad reminder of the realities of one of the most dangerous jobs on earth came on September 15 when the Welsh nation was left in mourning following a tragedy which re-opened those scars when four miners lost their lives at …
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From: Allford, Keith
Pit Name:Cwmtillery
Location:Blaenau Gwent

Memory: I started work in Cwmtillery colliery at 16 my uncles Geororge Allford and Joe Allford both worked there.I was sent to G40 .When I got to the coal face in the maingate road my uncle George was…

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From: Hamilton, Gillian
Pit Name:Penallta Colliery

Memory: MY father Arthur Carey Choppin was born in 1925 in Fleur de Lis and when he was 14 went to work at Penallta Colliery for 20 years. He was an engine operator in the number 2 shaft. He is still …

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From: Sweet, Colm
Pit Name:Cwm
Location:Merthyr Tydfil

Memory: My grandfather Jesse Sweet worked in a colliery near Merthyr Tydfil around 1920 and was subsequently laid off possibly when the pit closed. My Great grandfather also worked as a pitman in the …

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From: Yarnold, Donald
Pit Name:Hollins
Location:Pensax Worcestershire

Memory: Im the Grandson of Samson Yarnold wh owned Hollins Cole mine at Pensax ,i have one photo , is there any one who has more of the mine an Samson Yarnold

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From: Ruth, Susan

Memory: (You may have already received this and, if so, my apologies. My internet went out right when I submitted it...) It’s a cool, foggy morning in April 1941. Miners are gathering at Crummies…

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From: Anstee, Stephen
Location:Blaina, Gwent

Memory: 3 generations on my Dads side of the family worked at Beynons Colliery in Blaina. My great Grandfather Thomas Anstee who I believed help to open it, my Grandfather Tom and his brothers Emlyn, …

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From: Colston, Jeff
Pit Name:Merthyr vale
Location:South Wales


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From: Hucker, Barbara
Pit Name:cambrian colliery
Location:clydach vale tonypandy

Memory: my fathers name was Richard Hucker died at the cambrian colliery 1965, left his wife Rosie, two daughters Barbara and Denise his wife was also eight months pregnant with a little girl, whom hi…

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From: lloyd, albert
Pit Name:Taff Merthyr

Memory: I started in merthyr vale colliery in May 1953 when I left school at 15, I had to spend a 12 months at the Aberaman Training centre because I was so small, but after a twelve month the powers …

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From: Jones, Ian
Pit Name:Roseheyworth and Oakdale Collieries.
Location:Gwent S/Wales

Memory: I started on the surface of Roseheyworth at 15 yrs old, after 12 months i went underground where i worked another 13 and a half yrs until it closed. I then went to Oakdale where i worked in …

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