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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: 22095 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.
Views: 12812 HuntleyFilmArchives
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: 2064 Exploring With Boss
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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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: 7627 Darran Jenkins
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
Views: 2604 Matt Lee
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
Views: 14765 PegEntLtd
A history of Welsh Coal Mining
 
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My School Project looking at the hardship of coal mining in South Wales.
Views: 13546 Gareth Rogers
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
Views: 12727 Carl Lewis
Kellingley Colliery: Britain's last coal mine closes
 
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A million men used to toil beneath the ground. Coal-mining fuelled the industrial revolution and brought about the biggest industrial dispute of the last fifty years. Now Britain's last deep coal mine, Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, has closed. Subscribe for more like this, every day: http://bit.ly/1epe41j Dangerous world: http://bit.ly/1JCsSYb The news explained: http://bit.ly/1epgay4 Music: http://bit.ly/1RVTRNy Technology: http://bit.ly/1LI1K9y Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1wQ1Gty Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1mFUjBD
Views: 25496 Channel 4 News
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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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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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.
Views: 1876 Kentphotopics
Coal In Their Blood
 
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Documentary capturing the struggles of a small private Welsh colliey
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Down a Coal Mine - Big Pit
 
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Paid a visit to Big Pit, Blaenavon/Blaenafon. Blaenavon town is a Unesco World Heritage Site. There are no working deep coal mines left in Wales, but you can still go down Big Pit and imagine what it would have been like. It is free entry.
Views: 4838 Elise Harris
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: 7191 TheSixtownships
ABANDONED MINERS COTTAGES IN THE VALLEYS OF SOUTH WALES
 
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Come check out these beautiful miner's cottages with stuff still left behind. Music By Nicolai Heidlas Wings PLUG N PLAY :-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTizabIZiASXACr9B0RxeZA
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: 2381 AfterCoal
Monty Python's Flying Circus - Coal Miners of Wales
 
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Best minds in comedy.
Views: 44213 Robert Larsen
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: 4691 twoplustwocrew
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: 590 Exploring With Boss
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
Views: 2154 Just kurt
South Wales coal train compilation 1973
 
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Cinefilm taken in 1973 of the locos that worked in the pits around South Wales Featuring: Abersychan & Talywain - 0-6-0 "Islwyn" Big Pit's "Nora" No.5 "Mardy Number 1" Mountain Ash's "Sir Gomer" Graig Merthyr Colliery Brynlliw Colliery This is not my video but it is posted here with permission from the owner
Views: 4456 Happierfeet Risca
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/
Views: 1681 euronews (in English)
UK Coal Mining History.
 
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Coal is the cheapest source of energy on this planet and lot of it, We need it back as it will give Jobs to our grandchildren who have no work at all today, UK is in a mess, since they closed the mines, We have the technology today to regulate the carbon from Coal, best Job I ever had, (Retired Cola Miner Clive Worth.)
Views: 6412 Clive Worth
top 7 welsh coal mines
 
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Cwm Marine Colliery - NCB South Wales
 
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Just a little video from the Cwm Coal Mining Colliery in it's heyday
Views: 1289 Happierfeet Risca
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: 8494 British Pathé
Welsh Colliery Disaster (1927)
 
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Item title reads: "Welsh Colliery disaster. Heavy death roll despite heroic rescue attempts in terrible gas explosion at Marine No. 1 Pit, Cwm." Cwmbran, Monmouthshire M/S crowds gathered at the pit. Panning shot to show rescue and ambulance vehicles, and the pit head wheels. People stand around waiting for news of fathers and brothers. Miners, some with blackened faces, carrying lamps, climb a slope to begin another shift. Note: The realities of the risks of coal mining are illustrated here. FILM ID:672.13 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: 2525 British Pathé
Richard Burton on mining.
 
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Richard Burton Welsh actor interview
Views: 75564 fwnbdaou
A Coal Mine in South Wales   Darran Colliery Neath 1983
 
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The Darren Bryncoch Neath
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South Wales Coal Miners
 
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South Wales Coal Miners, our unsung Hero's
Views: 547 Denine
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: 15746 Martyn Richardson
The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (CISWO) South Wales
 
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The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation is a UK wide charity working with former mine-workers and the family members of mine-workers. This video highlights the some of the work which CISWO carries out with individuals and groups in the South Wales Region
Views: 845 Minerswelfare
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: 18624 FRANCE 24 English
South Wales Coal Miners
 
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South Wales Coal Miners, our unsung Hero's
Views: 253 Denine
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
Views: 10765 zakdingle2000
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: 3402 madmickshere
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.
Views: 66545 james bolem
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: 730 RobLittleuk
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
Views: 24317 Pitponyman
Roger Tiley 6 south Wales valleys
 
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Roger Tiley Documentary photographer
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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.
Views: 5264 HuntleyFilmArchives
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.
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.
Views: 70920 Twodeez
Big Pit
 
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Big Pit National Coal Mining Museum Wales
Views: 4162 Griffin Guiding
Coal Stoppage Complete? (1931)
 
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Full title reads: "S. Wales. Coal Stoppage Complete? Idle pits make intensely tragic picture." South Wales. Winding gear brings lift up coal mine shaft. Miners get out on surface. Shots of coal mine - nothing appears to be working. The winding gear are still. Shots of empty coal trucks. Pan down unmoving pit head. N.B. A short strike in the South Wales coalfield brought 150,000 miners out. Agreement was reached with the mine owners on 15 Jan. FILM ID:757.05 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: 99 British Pathé

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