A brief history of coal mining in Wales, including the events of the strike in 1984, which lasted a whole year, and the battle to keep the Tower Colliery, near Hirwaun, open. In 1995, the miners themselves bought the pit, but by 2008 the geological battle had been lost. The pit closed.

This is a Welsh language clip.

This clip is from:
BBC Cymru, Dysgu

Ask students what they have learnt after watching the clip. They could watch the clip a second time with a vocabulary sheet to enable them to understand more of the content. A listening and comprehension test could be set, concentrating on the facts and figures given in the clip. Other tasks that could be set would be a reading and comprehension task about Big Pit or to present information about Big Pit in a pamphlet or as an individual presentation.