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South Wales Coalfield Useful Websites

Red Line

South Wales Coalfield Timeline

 Wales on the web link 'Wales on the web' coal mining websites


Powys Digital History Project Education in Wales 1811-1847

Paul Robeson

Princeton Public Library site  Paul Robeson on the web

Spanish Civil War

Imperial War Museum Interviews with men who served in Spain.

Ammanford Private/local site giving details of three Ammanford miners who went to the Spanish Civil War – reasons why and how they tried to stow away on a Spanish Ship.

Communist Party

Ymgyrchu! Information on the Communist Party, Arthur Horner and Idris Cox.

Independent Labour Party

Ymgyrchu! The 1906 General Election and the Labour Party.


Data Wales  A picture of the oldest Nonconformist Chapel in Wales.

Rhondda Heritage

Rhondda Heritage Park The Rhondda Heritage Park based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is one of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales and provides a fun and interesting day out for individuals, groups, school children and students.


Coal Owners

Welsh Coal Mines Contains photographs and brief details about collieries and their owners.


Ymgyrchu! The Welsh Language Society and Welsh Language Act.


Data Wales  Emigration to America.

Data Wales  The Welsh in Patagonia.

Data Wales The Welsh and the American anthracite industry.



A J Cook

Ymgyrchu! - Photograph of A J Cook addressing the miners during the Great Strike of 1926. 

Arthur Horner

Ymgyrchu - Life and career of Arthur Horner.



Aberfan 1966

The Aberfan Disaster

British Pathe News

Tonypandy 1910

Tribute to the Rhondda

Ymgyrchu! A century of political and social campaigning in Wales

1972 and 1974 Miner's Strikes

Ymgyrchu! - Miners strikes 1972, 1974, 1984

Ymgyrchu! - NUM fact sheet on miners strike

Mining Memorabilia – Badges of the strike

1984-5 Miners' Strike

Ymgyrchu! General information on the  1970s and 1984 strikes

Ymgyrchu! NUM fact sheet on the miners' strike

Mining Memorabilia  Badges of the strike



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