Inspirational Magazine On Sale Now


If you enjoy the 'Heroes of Coal' website, you can now order a fantastic glossy magazine.

It is packed with stunning archive images from over a century of coal-mining in Wales, showing how the industry became a way of life for generations of ordinary men and women.

Click Here to order a copy of the 'Heroes of Coal' magazine, which costs £4.99, plus p&p.


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Heroes of Coal magazine is a fantastic souvenir, packed full of memories, for anyone touched by the mining industry.
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Unique Calendar On Sale


Salute the Welsh Heroes of Coal every month with this special calendar that records the courage and passion of the miners who helped to mould the history of an industry that is part of the fabric of Wales

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Heroes of Coal 2012 Calendar can be ordered now - OFFER PRICE £3 plus p&p (UK)

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Coal Mine Workers Memories


From: albert lloyd
Pit Name:Taff Merthyr
Location:Bedlinog 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 to be deemed me big enough to start in a working pit,(Iwas 4,11 tall and weighed 5 stone 11 onz)I worked in merthyr Vale for 4 1/2 years mainly in the face on the face engines, and when my farther died in 1958 I left the pit and joined the Army (I had put on 3 stone by now and grown 5 inches)I was out of the mining industry for 23 year, and worked in a variety of jobs until I re started underground in 1980 at Taff Methyr where I remained until made redundant in the early 90s, of all the job Ive had Mining was by far the best ot the lot, and for many reasons.

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