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An insight into the life of coal miner Charles Jones from the Rhondda valley, an area famous for it’s coal production.

Government sponsored film 1944 15 mins

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With the hard years of the great depression gone, mining once again become a vital part of Britain’s economy, not least due to the outbreak of the Second World War. This impressionistic insight into the life of a coal miner living and working in the Rhondda valley, offers a personal perspective on the coal mining industry in Britain, told through the narrative of a BBC radio interview.