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: Keith Allford
Pit Name:Cwmtillery
Location:Blaenau Gwent 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 boring the heading I asked where the coal face was he scraped a hole there it was 1ft 8ins high it was so low you had a job to turn over I worked in the rib with Edwin Coles the best scrumpy drinker in the valley.I then went to roseheyworth colliery after my training and worked on g42 were the mad monk George powell gave me my first stent of coal 8 yrds long 2ft 6ins high and 4ft 6ins deep hard work but great memorys .

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