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South Wales Collieries

Mining Disasters. Mining disasters Volume 6

By (author) David Owen
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 29th Jul 2005
Dimensions: w 165mm h 235mm d 12mm
Weight: 384g
ISBN-10: 0752435647
ISBN-13: 9780752435640
Barcode No: 9780752435640
Synopsis
The story of mining in South Wales has been one of the people who extracted the black gold from the hillsides and valleys of the area. Their hard work has often been accompanied by danger and countless thousands have lost their lives in the valleys of Wales as a result of man's urge and need to extract coal. From the children squashed by coal trucks as they opened doors underground for ventilation to the huge disasters at Aberfan and Senghenydd, David Owen takes us 'down the mine' and into a tale of human misery, of families destroyed, livelihoods lost, all in the hunt for coal.

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