A description of the aftermath of the 1984-1985 coal strike in Blaengarw, using personal testimony and archive. The footage shows miners marching back to work at the end of the strike, followed by the closure of all coal mines in the Garw valley. Included is archive footage of a miners' march on the last day of work with a ceremonial burning of the National Coal Board flag.
Students could carry out a gap fill activity while watching the clip and answer the following questions:
1. What do the letters NCB stand for?
2. Why did the miners burn the NCB flag?
Pupils could also create a piece of creative writing such as an acrostic poem documenting the closures of the mines.