Rhondda Collieries Through Time (BOK)

David Swidenbank

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Rhondda' - even now, the name evokes the turbulent times when Rhondda (actually two valleys, the Fawr and Fach) was synonymous with the deep-mining of steam coal. This is a story of pioneering deep-mining and unbridled capitalism: the prospecting of two valleys, unfettered by health and safety, amid divisive industrial relations and scarce health-care. The result fired railways, steam-powered shipping and the engines of the Industrial Revolution across the world. Using a mixture of historical and modern photographs, coloured by personal testimony and memories, this book reveals the vibrant, turbulent, often tragic record of Rhondda: from pastoral vale via 'black gold'-rush to grimy industrial prime, followed by the twentieth-century economic slide, the demise of all its fifty-three collieries and today's valleys - a mainly residential landscape of green hills.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter David Swidenbank
Amberley Publishing Local
ISBN 9781445610641
Antall sider 96 Dimensjoner 13,6cm x 21,6cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 280 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Photographs: collections, Mining industry