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  • Short Summary

    Various aspects of the lives of Welsh coal miners and their families.

  • Description

    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

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:16:00 / 01:17:15:00
    ON 312 D

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