Coal Mining in Britain | The story of mining from the coal face to the strike

The Long Street | Road to Pandy Square

Remembering Tonypandy's role in the 1921 National Coal Strike.

CHANNEL | Regional Programme

FIRST BROADCAST | 08 December 1965

DURATION | 28 minutes 27 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1965

Synopsis

The 1921 National Coal Strike hit the Welsh town of Tonypandy hard, with officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and armed soldiers drafted in to quell the riots and contain the protesters. In this documentary, we hear from some of the men who were there at the time. Elderly miners describe their working lives from childhood to retirement, with reference to the 1921 strike and its effects upon the people of Tonypandy.

Did you know?

The photographs and illustrations in this programme were supplied by the public museums of Rhondda, Pontypridd and Cardiff, the National Museum of Wales, 'Radio Times', the Hulton Picture Library and the National Coal Board.

Contributors

Vincent Kane
Narrator
Ben Bowen-Thomas
Contributor
Alban Davies
Contributor
Will Mainwaring
Contributor
Iorwerth Thomas
Contributor
Prysor Williams
Contributor
Producer, Writer

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