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Children Of The Mines

Black Gold The coal industry in Wales in the ninetieth and twentieth century was very important. By 1913, 60 million tons of coal were produced from over 600 colliaries and one in ten welsh people worked in the mining industry. Iron and coal were transported from the Gwent Valleys to Newport Docks and from Newport to the world. Until the mid-ninetieth century, men, women and children worked alongside each other in these mines. Working conditions were hard and dangerous. Hours […]

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