1984 miners’ strike in Blaengarw

BBC production,”Coal Stories”.┬áChris Corcoran presents a four-part children’s series telling the story of coal and its impact on Welsh life An account of the events of the 1984-1985 coal strike and its impact on Blaengarw as a community. Examines the use of food parcels to provide food to struggling miners and their families, and splits…

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Isaac and Priscilla Thomas: their story.

Written and researched by Maureen Browning & Sandra Hayes (nee Heycock) Isaac Thomas was born in1851, the son of David and Choice Thomas (nee Morris), and started his working life as a collier. He married Priscilla Rees on 25th May 1876 and by 1881 they were living in 4, Treharne Row, Pontyrhyl with one child,…

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The Jones Brothers’ Deaths

The Jones Brothers’ Deaths and┬áThe General Strike, 1926 By David K Jones During the General Strike of 1926 the people of the Garw Valley had nothing. Soup kitchens sprung up in order that people, especially children, had at least one nutritious meal a day.

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