An account of the events of the 1984-1985 coal strike and its impact on Blaengarw as a community. Examines the use of food parcels to provide food to struggling miners and their families, and splits in the community between working and striking miners that are still remembered today.

This clip is from:
Blaengarw
First broadcast:
16 November 2007

Students could put themselves in the place of a young child during the miners' strike and write a diary account based on the knowledge gained from the footage. They should include emotive language in addition to the facts to support their understanding of the subject. The class could examine why the local community, who were not on strike, were still prepared to give food and necessities to the striking miners and their families.