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There were more miners strikes in the early due to a mass closure of pits, I. - There were more miners strikes in the early due to a mass closure of pits, I remember the passi - Coal Miners Wife, Coal Mining, Orca Tattoo, Hamsa Tattoo, Welsh Sayings, Wife Quotes, Cymru, Meaningful Quotes, Going To Work

There were more miners strikes in the early 80s due to a mass closure of pits, I remember the passion and resentment of the miners as they battled to keep their jobs. This is a poem written by a miners wife.

 Thomas and Williams were my paternal grandparent's surnames. Orca Tattoo, Hamsa Tattoo, Welsh Names, Coal Miners, Kerosene Lamp, Calais, Cymru, Antique Lighting, Dark Places

Genuine Vintage Thomas & Williams Welsh Miners Safety Lamp. Thomas and Williams were my paternal grandparent's surnames.

Miner washing at home in tin bath - I can imagine my great-uncles as the child watching their father washing up. Women In History, Family History, British History, Tin Tub, Tin Bathtub, Coal Miners, Cymru, Portraits, Working Class

17. Miner washing at home in tin bath

Description The benefits of pithead baths for miners' wives were immense. No longer would they have to battle against the constant influx of coal dust being brought into the home by dirty miners, which attracted 'black pats' or cockroaches. The baths also saved women from boiling and carrying gallons of water at the end of each shift, and cut down the number of accidents in the home from children falling into scalding water. Many men initially refused to shower at work, feeling it was…

Back to the Rhondda again, the caption on this one says " Tonypandy Square, showing the Cardiff and Clydach Vale Bus stops" Celtic Nations, Cymru, Bus Station, Bus Stop, Cardiff, South Wales, Homeland, Great Britain, Past

Wyndham Jones

Back to the Rhondda again, the caption on this one says " Tonypandy Square, showing the Cardiff and Clydach Vale Bus stops"

Cardiff castle and World Cup rugby ball feature on the day before it was dismantled . Unfortunately not my pic ( I was unable to get a pic while there, too ill to make it to the castle) Cymric, How Lucky Am I, North Wales, Cardiff, Welsh, Rugby, World Cup, Fathers, Places Ive Been

Cardiff castle and World Cup rugby ball feature on the day before it was dismantled . Unfortunately not my pic ( I was unable to get a pic while there, too ill to make it to the castle)

Two Working Class Heroes : Civil Rights activist, Paul Robeson with Welsh politician & Socialist Nye Bevan in Civil Rights Activists, Cymru, Working Class, Politicians, Welsh, Real People, Nye, Blood, Culture

Two Working Class Heroes : Civil Rights activist, Paul Robeson with Welsh politician & Socialist Nye Bevan in Wales,1958.

The abandoned power house at the old Glamorgan Colliery, Llwynypia, a strategic target of protestors during the Tonypandy Riots/Cambrian Colliery Dispute All Pictures, My Dream, Wales, Abandoned, The Past, To Go, Old Things, Cabin, House Styles

The abandoned power house at the old Glamorgan Colliery, Llwynypia, a strategic target of protestors during the Tonypandy Riots/Cambrian Colliery Dispute

We love Clark's Pies. RIP Dennis Dutch who has died aged 84 Pie Shop, Cymru, Cardiff, Clarks, Wales, Dutch, Chef Jackets, Celebrities, Coat

Clark's Pies legend Dennis Dutch dies aged 84

Dennis joined family business at just 14 and set up his Clark's Pie Shop in Bromsgrove Street, Grangetown, Cardiff, by the time he was 25