Great find that. Cheers for posting.
Thanks what an enlightening video! The valley was unrecognisable! Interesting to see the Bwllfa pit there briefly as well, overshadowed by the inimitable Darren Mountain.
Obviously it was filmed in Winter but everything just looked smoky and smoggy.
What a brilliant old film brought back a few old memories just how bad the Phurnacite was at the time Aberaman Colliery and the old bridge leading to where I think where the Bevan Boys used to train.
Deep Dyffryn Colliery Mountain Ash where the indoor bowls hall stands what a difference back then, I remember old Fred Jones buses, Fred with his moustache his shop in Cardiff Road Aberaman and his garage in Gasworks Road.
Thanks for posting the link
a very interesting film that.i went to the training centre at aberaman pit and within weeks applied for an apprentiship.i was lucky to become an apprentice electrician at fforchamman pit.it served me well throughout my working life as an electrician in various factories and the RAF .
Good link. My father worked in Aberaman just after WWII. He started his underground life in 1932, aged 14, at Abergorki and also worked in the Deep Duffryn and Kyber Colliery.
I went down Aberaman when I was in school and decided I rather risk my life somewhere else and above ground.
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