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Train to be a miner in the twenty first century

Coal Mining a worthwhile occupation


My brother is interested in becoming a miner. The link you've posted doesn't provide any information about training opportunities. Have you heard of any coal mining training in the area? Unfortunately we couldn't find too much information.



If  I  was  him  I'd  forget  about  becoming  a  miner  especially  in  Wales  should  he  be  able  to find  a  colliery  still  operating.

You  can  spend  your  life  down  there,  end  up  crippled  by  accident  or  lung  disease  and  you'll  get  no  thanks  for  it  at  the  end.

Take  it  from  me  as  I  worked  there  as  did  my  father  who  spent  40  years  down  the  pit  and  ended  with  a  terrible  death  with  silicosis  and  thay  didn't  want  to  know  him  when  it  came  to  compensation.

If  they  are   advertising  for  miners  again  telling  to  o  down  themselves.



We are still Campaigning for a Fairer Pension for retired miners and the widows of miners. 

Look here:

Coal mining is on its way out, slowly but surely. There are bigger industries to get involved with, such as hydro electric, wind turbine maintenance, solar farm maintenance.


Coal mining over the long term, due to dust and other pollution causes many health issues later in life particularly with breathing. Not to mention the environmental impacts. There are other jobs around and you should exploit them first. Remember that the government no longer focuses on coal as it once used to. Move to the future. The future is bright, the future is...radioactive.

Discover the future of energy, no more windmills, no more solar farms. A new invention is just a few months away just waiting for mankind/womankind to exploit.

have a look at this mind boggling site:


First they came for the communists, I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. 
Then they came for the unions but I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a union man.
Then they came and closed the mines, I didn’t speak out because they lied.
Then they came for our pensions, I spoke out but few listened.
Then they came and took all the billions, but there was no one left to speak out.