Coal from the Valleys
For well over a hundred years the men of Wales have
toiled in the dark and dusty depths below the Welsh mountains. They tore
the hard anthracite coal from the heart of the earth so that the hungry
machines of the Industrial Age could produce wealth for their owners and
a meager living for those who operated them.
These few pages are not intended to tell the story
of the struggles and strife the miners from the valleys endured, that
would take far more room and time. Instead they are to serve as a reminder
of the pits which once employed the hard working Welsh miners.
We would like to express our extreme thanks to Jeff Harris who allowed
to use his photographs and information for the purpose of creating these
Abertysswg - Bargoed
- Bersham - Big
Pit - Britannia - Celynen
- Cwmtillery - Deep