In less than a generation, the South Wales coal-mining world has all but vanished, and there are few who can now recall coal-black colliers walking home from their pits, or long lines of men following hearses bearing those who their industry had killed. Pit-head gear and spreading slag heaps are no more, but this tough industry produced remarkable individuals and communities whose comradeship and abilities were second to none.
This was not a downtrodden society but one whose social and cultural influence spread far beyond the valley confines. The pits have gone and the valleys altered beyond belief, but they are still a good place to live.
Filmed and produced by Green Valley Film Productions
Length: 65 mins