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Gotta wonder how badly these guys were swearing that a sign was required.  From 1951, National Library of Wales uploads to Flickr Commons.

Is foul language even that big of a deal anymore? "A "Bad Language is Degrading" sign on a steam roller in Pontardawe" 1951 Photo by Geoff Charles

Miners strike 1984. Shirebrook Colliery Derbyshire. Strilking Miners local strike office.

Miners strike 1984. Shirebrook Colliery Derbyshire. Strilking Miners local strike office.

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits' - Wales Online

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits'

The scenes outside Port Talbot steelworks in 1984 as women protesters, backing the miners strike, are removed by the police// pattern on jumper

Miners on the picket line at Ellington Colliery

These pictures from the Look North archive evoke the fiery atmosphere of the strike.

Blaenrhondda dads

Fathers in Blaenrhondda, south Wales, prepare to take their babies out for a walk, as is the custom in the area. The men carry their children in large shawls.

A miner and his family, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, 22nd June 1931. ..Rhondda valley daily life - Google Search

Miner & his family, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, My mother was from the next valley - the Rhymney----My mother's family also lived in S Wales, Ebbw Vale/Cwm- she was born Grandad was a miner and there were about 10 or 11 children.

Bridget Christie: I’m having my Jeremy Corbyn moment. Have you had yours? | Politics | The Guardian

Bridget Christie: I’m having my Jeremy Corbyn moment. Have you had yours?

A typical street in Cathays - Cardiff, Wales (40+ years ago my best friend, Shan Jones, lived on Tewksbury Street in Cathays...wonder which street this is. Wish I could locate Shan!)

A typical street in Cathays - Cardiff, Wales years ago my best friend, Shan Jones, lived on Tewksbury Street in Cathays. Wish I could locate Shan!

Children of Moss Valley, near Wrexham in 1953

This is what life in Wales was like in the 1950s

Children of Moss Valley, near Wrexham Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title: Plant o Ddyffryn Moss, ger Wrecsam Ffotograffydd/Photographer: Geoff Charles Dyddiad/Date: August 1953

Frida Kahlo et Léon Trotsky

Kahlo and Leon Trotsky, Mexico, He was exiled in Mexico from 1936 until he was assassinated in Kahlo and he had an affair when he lived with her and Rivera. (Trotsky's wife, Ruth, and another person were edited out of the photo.

Coal was central to the war effort. It not only kept people warm but powered industry, railways and shipping. After the loss of French and Belgian coalfields to the Allied war effort, Welsh coal was all the more important. This meant that the war saw some form of prosperity return to the south Wales coalfield after the long, hard inter-war years. "One in ten eighteen-year-olds were drafted into mines rather than the forces"

Article about the coal industry in Wales during the second World War on the BBC Wales History site.

Llandudno Promenade, North Wales - Find our store at 71 Mostyn Street, Wales, LL30 2NN

Llandudno Promenade, North Wales - Find our store at 71 Mostyn Street, Wales,

The Sun - Tabloid Lies: Mine Fuhrer

Only just been alerted (ht: John B ) to a rather famous Sun front page which never was: the Mine Fuhrer Arthur Scargill front page from the .

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