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Welcome to my collection of photographs of the history of coal mining in South Wales. I have been taking photos and shooting cinefilm of the area for over 20 years. I grew up in the Garw Valley in the 1930's surrounded by four pits and numerous drift mines but my fascination was really sparked when I heard that the Glenafon Colliery was about be shut down and demolished in 1959.

My web site will show you a world that no longer exists...
by
Bernard Ingram

 

the collieries
collieries

men in the 'cage' going down the pit
men at work


machines

the miners' strike
stories

demolishing winding gear
closures

Bernard Ingram
bernard ingram

about bernard ingram links
home maps
stories
closures
collieries men at work machines

Commedia Millennium Awards
Community Media Association
Valley and Vale Community Arts
Millennium Awards
A Millennium Award Scheme
This website was made with the support of Valley and Vale Community Arts and a grant from the Commedia Millennium Awards. The Commedia Millennium Awards operates in partnership with local community media organisations to give individuals opportunities to make their own productions for radio, television and the internet. The scheme is an initiative of the Community Media Association with funding from the Millennium Commission.

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