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Bitter divisions

Last Pit in the Rhondda, first broadcast 8 July 1984

During the Miners' Strike, south Wales miners travelled all over the UK to persuade fellow miners to strike. This rare footage reveals the bitter divisions and tensions as colliers from Maerdy travel to Staffordshire.


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Image of the Welsh flag

Y Ddraig Goch

The current flag was adopted by royal decree only in 1959.


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