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Coal Special. South Wales Colliers Go Down The Mine - 1930
 
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The first sound pictures of a British Coalmine exclusive to British Movietone News. GV Pan over pithead. MS Mass of miners collecting lamps. AT THE PITHEAD OF THE POWELL DUFFRYN PENALLTA COLLIERY. MS Minors leaving lift gate then shut with miners on lift. GV Man working steam winding equipment. CU Piston wheel turning. CU Machinery working. GV & MS Pithead wheel turning. GV Lift descends out of picture. MS Line of Miners have lamps checked. AT THE COAL FACE UNDERGROUND IN THE POWELL DUFFRYN CO. COLLIERY AT PENALLTA. MS Miner explains to camera "We are now 765 yards below the earth and about 1/4 mile from the pit bottom working what is known as a 4 feet seam". He moves away to show two men loading large chunks of coal onto a truck. MODERN PNEUMATIC PICKS GOUGE OUT MASSIVE LUMPS OF COAL. MCU Miner using pneumatic pick (x2 ). CU pick head into coal. MS Two miners piling up coal. MS Truck of coal, it is marked with chalk. MS Coal trucks move through picture. GV Truck onto lift. GV Truck arriving at pithead. GV Truck out of lift. GV Miner explaining "This is the Screen Tippler House, the trams of coal after leaving the pit top and coal having been weighed are now being unloaded. All the small coal below 3" mesh is taken out, and is further cleaned by a special plant. The large coal over 3" mesh passes onto a travelling table or picking belt, here any stone or inferior coal is removed, and the cleaned large coal is then loaded in the railway wagons". GV machines sorting coal. MS Truck onto machine is turned full circle. GV Large chunks of coal. Voice says "Leaving the Screen Tippler House we are now able to see the process of cleaning the large coal. The large coal is carried by the travelling table or picking belt and during its travel from the Tippler end to the railway wagon loading end all stone or foreign matter is removed. This picking belt is capable of dealing with nearly 150 tonnes per hour. The cleaning of the small coal which you will notice have been removed and which is being cleaned in a special plant." CU Coal being sorted. MS Coal elevator. Voice "We are now viewing the special plant for cleaning the coal below 3" mesh. On the left is the raw coal elevator. The coal and shale is fed into the primary wash box. This box separates the coal and the shale by the upward pulsation of the water in the box. This pulsation is caused by these valves that you see on the opposite side allowing air to pulsate the water upwards and downwards. The bed of coal and shale is raised up, the shale being heavier than coal sinks to the bottom onto the perforated plate and the coal is carried forward by the flow of the water. The shale being sunk to the bottom is elevated by the shale elevator to the storage tanker and is now ready to be taken away to the waste head. The coal leaves the end of the primary box for the sizing screen". Various shots of the process described. GV Tank engine pulls away with line of trucks. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e30c6a3cbd454fed9f38ba2b1db8d9ba Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 29458 British Movietone
Mining in South Wales 1956 - Archive Film 19559
 
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South Wales mining. Three stories from Wales. Glamorgan. The Groesfaen pit in the Rhymney Valley. The story of how the colliery manager has overcome the problem of dropping barometric pressure and shot firing. The pit head and winding wheel. The shot firer Tom Jones. He checks barometer and collects his lamp. Two men with illuminated lamps descend in the lift. Lamp room attendant writes in ledge. Colliery manager rigs up device to enable messsage to be passed to shot firer when he is down the pit. Barometer reading 28. Man in lamp room winds telephone and picks it up. He speaks into mouthpiece. Miner below ground uses telephone. Miners leaving pithead. Miners walk up long curving external staircase. Monmouthshire. In valley between Crumlin and Pontypool. Coal mine of Aber Gurynys? Railway man holds out flag to steaming steam train. Passenger train passing camera position. The construction of a new pre-fabricated concrete bridge. Surveyors at work. Large caterpillar tracked vehicle with 'Wimey' (sic) on side. A Wimpey crane. Men manhandling crane hook. Moving bridge into place. Children are amongst a party touring the work site. They wear miners' hats. The party in a small line of trucks travelling in a drift into the new mine towards the mine in the adjoining valley - Glyntillery. Underground, several loaded coal wagons pass the camera position. Electric locomotive transports rock away from workface along a newly lined tunnel. Line of rock laden wagons. Lifting last span of bridge into position. Men look on. Crane has Wimey written on it. Preparing the new coal preparaion plant. Crane working. Miners leave pit. Glamorgan - Aberdare. Centre of the town and a statue of a conducor silhouetted. Bas passing through. Various views of roof tops in Aberdare area. Lines of washing and the backs of back to back housing. Three tall industrial chimneys, one smoking with a stationary coal bucket cable way passing in front of them. Road sign for the A470 road to Merthyr Tydfil. Road signs of town names - Trharris and Mountain Ash. Cyfartha Castle and ruins of the early nearby iron and steel industry. Dowlais industrial dereliction and pan along town. Man holds child by hand as they walk past a line of terraced single storey wooden shacks - real slums with slate roofs. Very poor housing conditions with pit head behind. A steep road in a town with two children in foreground. Nigh time shots of local factory including Bondor factory. Day time shot of a smart new factory with coal slag heap in background. Commentary says 'Many men left mining to work in the factories which were set up to exploit the new skills to which pitmen could turn their hands'. Men walking into pit cage - 'Today men are beginning to come back on the coal'. Machinery digging coal automatically in this area near Aberdare. Automatic coal extracting machine works with water spraying over attendant miner. The man closes his eyes as he gets soaked. Trelewis Colliery has waterlogged coal seams. Coal on conveyor belts. Machine is called a 'continuous miner'. Roof drips. Deep Duffryn Colliery pit head. Modernised layout underground. New lined tunnels. In the eight years since nationalisation, output has been raised by one quarter. Miner pushes button on automated machine below ground. The showpiece pit of Maerdy at the head of the Little Rhondda valley. Mountain side. Bwllfa Pit. Aberdare College of Further Education. Apprentices walk down staircase. In a practical class, man shows boys machinery. Training apprentice colliery electricians and mechanics. The Furnacite Plant at Aberaman is expanding. The neighbouring power station. The interior with man rushing up stairs to the power room which has been modernised and re-equipped. Long shot of new housing in the valley bottom.
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A Coal Mine in South Wales   Darran Colliery Neath 1983
 
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The Darran Bryncoch Neath
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Coal In Their Blood
 
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Documentary capturing the struggles of a small private Welsh colliey
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coal mining like wales trapped miners from 1992.mpg
 
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Trapped coal miners in Wales. This footage shows you how they may have been wotking and how the drift mine would be. Just an example to show you the deplorable conditions of private mining.
Views: 9401 TheSixtownships
South Wales Coal Miner Tower Colliery (Permission Visit) - Disused Urbex Explore
 
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A lovely look around a old South Wales Colliery, one thats a little closer to my heart as my late grandfather worked here for almost 40 years. Sadly today was a very wet rainy morning (no change for wales), so i promise i will go back a little closer to summer so i can get some proper footage. The coal mine is one of the longest working ones in the UK and has been around since the early 1800s when coal was close to the surface. It survived the miners strike shut down and in the late 1980s was bought out by the workers who kept it running until 2008, where it closed for the last time. It's now a open cast mine in the surrounding areas, but she still stands proud... a former beauty of what once was. Apologies about the rain on the lens.
Views: 3110 Exploring With Boss
aerial view of old coal mines around south wales
 
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love old coal mines. this is wear your fathers fathers worked
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The Last Miners (Pt 2)
 
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Two-part documentary following the workers at Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, the last deep coal mine in Britain, as it prepares to close
Views: 31641 Martyn Richardson
Moolarben Coal - Time lapse (Australia)
 
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The journey of Moorlaben´s Coal in Time lapse. The Moolarben Coal Mine is a coal mine located in the New South Wales (Australia). The mine has coal reserves amounting to 1.22 billion tonnes of coking coal. The mine has an annual production capacity of 13 million tonnes of coal
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A history of Welsh Coal Mining
 
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My School Project looking at the hardship of coal mining in South Wales.
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Coal Mining the Modern Way: Newcastle, 1957
 
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A silent newsreel item from 1957 about mechanised coal mining procedures at the Awaba State Coal Mine, near Newcastle in New South Wales. The item opens with shots of miners going down into, and later leaving, the mine. We see older footage of miners underground using picks and shovels to break up the coal and load it onto carts. A pit pony takes the coal away. The newsreel contrasts this with the modern methods of cutting coal from the coalface using a machine. Two miners bore a hole in the coalface and set explosives. Coal is loaded into a truck using a mechanical loader and taken to storage bins by a locomotive. A conveyor belt takes the coal from the mine to the Crusher Shed where it is transported away by truck. Coal Mining the Modern Way, Newcastle, NSW, 1957. NFSA title: 128513
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South wales coal level exploration
 
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Underground coal level in South wales
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Heading Underground at 'The Great Cwmystwyth Mines' in Wales
 
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https://www.facebook.com/carlthepianist Photographers Andy T and Carl Lewis explore the subterrainain, 19th century Level Fawr of the Cwmystwyth mine. High up in the Cambrian Mountains, the young Afon Ystwyth flows through a deep glacial valley. Cwm Ystwyth is considered the most important non-ferrous metal mining site in Wales providing a premier example of mining heritage in Ceredigion. Within the site there is evidence for all phases of mining activity; from the Bronze Age, through the medieval period, to its revival in the 18th century and the peak of activity with a subsequent decline in the late 19th and the early 20th century. It has been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[1] The site also features prominently in the Upland Ceredigion Landscape of Historic Interest. Our trip was prepared for a planned and we took all suitable precautions to protect our safety. Please see the following website for more information on the dangers of exploration and how to reduce risk: http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/open-htm-white-paper.asp?id=1 Please ensure of you are both prepared and have permission before entering any mine of cave. This video should not be taken as fact and is for entertainment purposes only. Mines or caves can change overnight. This video was taken in January 2014. Stay safe and enjoy. (c) 2014 Carl Lewis
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THE WELSH MINER - A HARD LIFE
 
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The life of a Welsh miner can, at best, be described has hard, dangerous and unrelenting. Yet there was a special character to the pit towns which made them different to other industrial settlements elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Valley societies were stable and safe places to live with an instinctive democracy and cohesion of classes, where individuals were respected for themselves and their own personal qualities. Featuring extensive interviews of current and ex-miners, period imagery and archive footage, this DVD delves into the often humourous but always proud history of Welsh mining. Available to buy from: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Welsh-Miner-Hard-Life-DVD/dp/B000PMGRX2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302002175&sr=1-1
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Archive footage available. South Wales coal mine 'The Last Shift' at Lewis Merthyr.
 
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Available to licence for broadcast and non broadcast use. Excerpts from a 20 minute film of the Lewis Merthyr colliery in South Wales just before its closure in 1983. Footage includes interviews, pit head activities and GV's from the surrounding area. Does not include footage of underground activities. Available to licence for broadcast and non broadcast use. To do so, please message me or leave a comment below.
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ABANDONED 20TH CENTURY PENALLTA COLLIERY SOUTH WALES
 
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Come check out this abandoned Colliery in South Wales and the Number 2 up shaft with me CollidingPlanets. Music by PLUG N PLAY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTizabIZiASXACr9B0RxeZA The Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company maintained ownership of Penallta colliery until Nationalisation in 1947. The two shafts of Penallta colliery were sunk by the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company in 1905/6. The first coal was raised in 1909 from the upper six feet seam and subsequently from the lower nine and seven feet seams. The number 1 shaft (downcast) and number 2 shaft (upcast) were 783 and 750 yards deep respectively. These shafts were subsequently extended to reach 800 yards in 1960 making it the last deep mine working in the Rhymney Valley. Penallta colliery was maintained as one of the most advanced collieries using up-to-date coal cutting machinery. 1930 saw the production of 975,603 tons of coal and the European record for coal recovered in 1935. In the late 1940's one of the first power loaders to be used in British mines, the Meco-Moore Cutter Loader, was installed which helped produce the 500,000 tons of coal raised in 1954. The 1960 shaft extension scheme included electrification of the shaft winding engines. In the mid 1970's 700 men were producing 210,000 tons of coal yearly. The 291 men employed in 1908 soon swelled to 1,920 in 1909. 1913 saw a slight reduction in the workforce to 1,281 men but in 1923, 2,395 men were employed which subsequently peaked at 3,208 men in 1931. 1947 saw a reduction to 1,934 men which reduced down to a mere 700 men in the 1970’s. Post 1984/85 The miners marched back to the Penallta Colliery behind their lodge banner making an impressive return to work following the end of the strike. Thirty two collieries were working in the South Wales coalfield following the 1984/85 miners strike. About a third of the remaining collieries in South Wales were then closed within a year of the end of the strike, the rest following shortly afterwards. Penallta was one of the few pits in the coalfield that was chosen to undergo a programme of modernisation, with £3.5m being invested in rapid coal-winding skips and a new heavy-duty high-technology coalface. In 1986 a major fire caused the closure of a coal face. Closure Penallta colliery was scheduled for closure by the British Coal Corporation (the statutory successor to the NCB) in November 1990. Despite this, by March 1991 the highest-ever productivity rate of 590,000 tonnes per annum of coal was being produced at Penallta. A brass band led the last shift of miners leaving Penallta colliery on Friday 1st November 1991. This marked the closure of the last deep mine working in the Rhymney Valley.
Taff Merthyr Colliery.  1924-1993.
 
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Photographs of Taff Merthyr Colliery. South Wales. My time in Taff Merthyr. 1963-1989.
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Underground at Betws Mine
 
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Video showing the last longwall face at Betws Mine in South Wales. The footage is part of a documentary in welsh on the run up to the mine closure.
Views: 14142 Darran Jenkins
Miners In Senghenydd, Wales (1920-1929)
 
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Miners - Senghenydd, near Caerphilly. Wales. Some very good footage showing various aspects of the lives of Welsh coal miners and their families; c. 1920s. Several shots of young men riding horses along muddy street while others stand around watching. General view of above-ground operations at mine: filled coal cars on tracks; a big pile; buildings; machinery; smoke. Group of miners standing about by corrugated metal fence & building; some are reading newspapers; big pile of dirt or coal in BG w/ mine buildings etc. beyond that. Shot of the front of miners' houses; which is long, narrow, cheaply made building divided into tiny units for families; no yards; just dirt; a few women look out doorways; men walking past. 4 men pose; 1 holding baby. More of mine. Group of miners pose; many look very young; teenagers. More of miners off work hanging out in the street; children running around. More of crowd of men standing in street Industry. Coal mining FILM ID:2402.07 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/
Views: 10074 British Pathé
welsh valleys coal miners video
 
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In this welsh valleys coal miners video it explains how hard it was to work underground, in confined spaces and light was very limited.
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Mining in Wales, 1960's - Film 6675
 
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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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BBC1 News - UK Coal mining
 
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Aberfan tip slide disaster October 1966, South Wales
 
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Coal tip slide caused by heavy rainfall and a hillside spring that had also been covered by the coal waste from the colliery . The tip slid down the hillside and ito Pantglas school and some houses killing many children,teachers and residents,, destroying a generation within minutes. This is a docudrama on events leading upto and after the disaster..Dedicated to the lost generation of Aberfan may they rest in peace.
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Roger Tiley 6 south Wales valleys
 
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Roger Tiley Documentary photographer
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Rhondda Pits and Miners Wales
 
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A collection photographs of Rhondda Coal Mines and Miners music by The Alarm - New South Wales with The Morriston Male Voice Choir
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The last Welsh Pit Ponies V1.WMV
 
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Some video and musical accompanyment of the last Welsh Pit Ponies featuring Pit Ponies Steel, Trigger, Dolly, Sandy & Blackie working in small Private Mines in Wales in the 1990's
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When British Coal Was King - BBC Mining Part 1
 
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Timeshift explores the lost world of coal mining and the extraordinarily rich social and cultural lives of those who worked in what was once Britain's most important industry. It's a story told through a largely forgotten film archive that movingly documents the final years of coal's heyday from the 1940s to the 1980s. One priceless piece of footage features a ballet performance by tutu-wearing colliers. Featuring contributions from those who worked underground, those who lived in the pit villages, those who filmed them at work and at play and those - like Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall - who have been inspired by what made coalfield culture so unique. Narrated by Christopher Eccleston
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Tower Colliery South Wales
 
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The last Deep Coal Mine of the South Wales valleys. Tower Colliery near Aberdare. Closed by BRitish Coal in 1994, before a workforce buyout aquired the Colliery, which proved to be profitable before final closure in 2008 On economic and safety grounds with the last easy access coal seems worked . .The end of a industry that fired the industrial revolultion.
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Unexpected rebirth of coal mines
 
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REPORT: As a consequence of expensive oil, the Welsh coal mines, which were closed dramatically in the 1980s by Margaret Thatcher, are starting to reopen. (F. Thelma)
Views: 22427 FRANCE 24 English
South Wales Valleys, 1950's.  Archive film 92686
 
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A day in the life of a valley town in Wales in the 1950's. The terraces of miner's cottages crammed into and along the valleys. Camera tracks along rows of back-to-back valleys streets. A huge detached chapel stand towering in the middle of one street. A young couple shot from behind walk down town steps. At the bottom they turn into a street and catch a single-decker bus. The bus driver is shot at work. Close-up: He is bespectacled and wears a smart peaked cap. A sequence of shots from the viewpoint of his cap shows narrow, tight streets and corners. The bus then leaves from town uphill. Another (double-decker) bus steers round tight bends as it climbs down the hill. It is seen on the crown of the hill, then descends into another valley town with tight streets. Here a terrace of houses rises in steps in typical Welsh valley style. A phlegmatic bus passenger smokes a pipe in the double-decker bus as it too winds into town. Then it crosses a railway with a goods train passing on a viaduct above and behind it (lovely shot). A group of passengers in cloth caps includes a man lighting a cigarette. Miners traipse into a colliery off the bus. Traffic passes along an arterial road with modern factories. Inside the factory people walk past machinery, then part to start the day's work. Outside again, a young man in coat and carrying a briefcase hurries along a village street. A class at Technical College. A quick sequence now shows others starting the working day: A miner collects his lamp from a long row; woman sits down at a working bench in the factory; man hurries breathless across another village street; man in overalls greets his female assistant and takes a working panel from her; miners in a group leave the lamp room for the winding cage; manruns through a pleasant garden and up the front steps of an old mansion, now the Technical College; indoors he enters a classroom and sits at his desk; a middle-aged teacher lectures on the structure of coalfields while man takes out his pen and opens a notebook. The lecturers hand points at a diagram of the 'Gellygaer Basin' on the blackboard; in the colliery the cage packed with men drops and disappears down the pit; then the wheels at the top of the winding mechanism once seen spinning. Men at benches in a workshop; a man working with a retort and Bunsen burner (or similar); men in overalls working on propellers and an enormous aero-engine; spinning machinery in a textile factory; brad baking; a man laying out freshly cleaned gloves at a dry cleaners; seamstresses at work and women packing gloves; a sort of cutting machine; engines and trucks at a major (possibly chemical?) works; woman working on electrical circuits and man entering data on his panel.
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King Coal: The Mining Experience at Big Pit
 
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https://museum.wales/bigpit/ Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. https://amgueddfa.cymru/bigpit/ Pwll glo go iawn yw Big Pit, ac un o amgueddfeydd mwyngloddio gorau Prydain. Gyda chyfleusterau i addysgu a diddanu pobl o bob oedran, mae Big Pit yn cynnig diwrnod cyffrous ac addysgiadol i'r teulu cyfan.
Views: 7561 AmgueddfaCymru
The Prince of Wales Colliery
 
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please don't subscribe if you are only interested in this video this is not my normal type of content nor no I plan on uploading this kind of content thank you. The Prince of Wales Colliery is a coal mining colliery on the northern edge of Pontefract in West Yorkshire. unfortunately the colliery closed in 2002 The 77-acre former pit yard and spoil heap is now turned into a housing estate is now owned by Harworth Estates and is expected to build 917 houses check out Andrew moore ( the drone shots ) https://www.facebook.com/GreatBritainByAir/ https://www.twitter.com/DroneBuddyUK/ https://www.youtube.com/user/pontelad28 check out MK55A ( train video ) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChN_g9P1GFIqVbuj1gwUl5g prince of wales FB page ( always adding new things ) https://www.facebook.com/groups/857017517686154/ Yorkshire mining FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/yorkshireminers/ song - Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHxnm1-gVS4 RIP PRINCE OF WALES please share this video and like as it is much appreciated :)
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Welsh coal miners singing "Bread of Heaven"
 
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Clip from “How Green Was My Valley” (1941; 118 min). (Budget $0.8m; Box office $6.0m) ---Based on “How Green Was My Valley” by Richard Llewellyn. Narrated by Irving Pichel. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning five and beating out for Best Picture such other classics as “Citizen Kane”, “The Maltese Falcon”, “Suspicion” and “Sergeant York”. The film tells the story of the Morgans, a close, hard-working Welsh family at the turn of the twentieth century in the South Wales coalfield at the heart of the South Wales Valleys. It chronicles a socio-economic way of life passing and the family unit disintegrating.
Views: 10152 Rick Davi
The Death of a Coal Mine
 
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Film I helped work on about the Big Pit National Coal Museum in South Wales
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After Coal: South Wales Miners' Museum
 
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The South Wales Miners' Museum celebrates the work and culture of once bustling valleys. The After Coal production team talked with Heather Pearce and former miner Allen "Flash" Price about their community's mining history, present struggles, and what is yet to come. Visit www.aftercoal.com for more information.
Views: 2976 AfterCoal
ABANDONED WELSH COLLIERY (COAL MINE) - URBAN EXPLORATION
 
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Exploring an abandoned welsh colliery the sercurity was kind enough to let us on site so a big thanks to them as most people known there are no rules in this hobby really accept for breaking in which is totally wrong here is some history on the place guys the colliery was the oldest continuously working deep-coal mine in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world, and the last mine of its kind to remain in the South Wales Valleys. the colliery survived the miner strikes and during the 1980s it was closed down by the government... only for the workers to fight back and purchase the mine. It closed its doors for the last time in 2008. follow me on instgram exploringwithkurt facebook sureshank photography
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South Wales Coal Miners
 
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South Wales Coal Miners, our unsung Hero's
Views: 586 Denine
BIG PIT - THE BEST COAL MINING MUSEUM - WALES  | twoplustwocrew
 
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BIG PIT - National Coal Mining Museum in South Wales, UK We travelled to Blaenafon, Torfaen in South Wales and had a family day out visiting the National Coal Mining Museum of Wales - BIG PIT where they take you 90 metres underground on a fascinating tour and its FREE ! It was an exciting and informative day out! We loved it and can highly recommend it !!! www.museumwales.ac.uk/bigpit/
Views: 5861 twoplustwocrew
Thirty Years Ago (1)
 
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Roger Tiley, documentary photographer, has spent 30 years photographing the south Wales valleys. He returns to make new images, concentrating on capturing portraits of the men who have had, or have worked in the coal mining industry. www.rogertiley.com
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THIS IS WHAT MERTHYR TYDFIL FFOS-Y-FRAN OPENCAST COAL MINE LOOKS LIKE
 
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This is what the controversial opencast coal mine Ffos-y-fran at the Merthyr Tydfil coalfield in South Wales looks like from the road. Basically it's a huge black open scar on the landscape, it's noisy, dusty and reminiscent of slag heaps once seen further down the road in Aberfan before the disaster. Now a UN report will urge an independent investigation / health inquiry into the potential health impacts of the UK's largest opencast coalmine on local residents, a report will be handed to the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva later in 2017. More here..... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-39195066
Views: 3950 madmickshere
Chris Campbell - Prince Of Wales Colliery Methane Coal Mine Explosion
 
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Coal mining methane explosion and interviews
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Remnants | South Wales Coal Mines Poem | TigerPoet
 
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A poem written in dactylic tetrameter about the demise of the coal mines of South Wales, and the feelings of nostalgia the valley communities have towards them to this very day. The picture here is of Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon. Music by Kevin MacLeod: "Shores of Avalon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Picture by Nessy-Pic: (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Big_Pit,_Blaenavon.jpg) Picture used under Creative Commons License: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) Worked licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
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Richard Burton on mining.
 
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Richard Burton Welsh actor interview
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Caught again but completed Tower colliery, HIRWAUN, South Wales
 
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managed to video the former colliery but was caught by security as we were on our way out - shout out to the security guard and his boss for being fair - vandals please stay away
Views: 1528 Diabeto 46
South Wales Coal Miners
 
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South Wales Coal Miners, our unsung Hero's
Views: 277 Denine
top 7 welsh coal mines
 
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Exploring The Abandoned South Wales Penallta Mining Colliery -  Industrial Coal Miner (Art Deco)
 
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In this video I'm exploring the wonderful Penallta Colliery, a location I first visited almost 10 years ago. The mine operated from 1905 until 1991 (the year I was born) and did you know in 1935 the mine held the record for the most coal wound in a 24 hour period. This place has some epic stair cases, graffiti and the tile was next level. Hope you enjoy it guys and I'll see you at the next one 🤙🏼 Peace and love as always.
Views: 900 Exploring With Boss
Big Pit Coal Mining Museum in Blaenavon, South Wales
 
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Really interesting Coal Mining Museum in Blaenavon, South Wales - you go 700meters down the shaft and spend an hour walking to the old coal seam - roof is low, its a salutary experience.
Views: 747 RobLittleuk
Fatal accident at South Wales coal mine
 
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Two coal miners have been found dead after an underground accident in South Wales. A rescue operation is underway to reach two more mine workers who have been trapped since Thursday morning. The men became stuck 90 metres below the surface after a flash flood at the Gleision Colliery near Swansea. Three other miners managed to escape. For emergency crews, it is a delicate task trying to save those trapped. ... http://www.euronews.net/
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Working Man (The Miners Song)
 
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A song written by Rita McNeil and this performance by Welshman David Alexander. May we never have to send humans underground again for energy purposes, unless they want to.
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