John Davies, a young Welsh miner 1897-1963 The photograph above was taken on the first day that he went to work down the mine at Ferndale Number 1 pit, in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales. He was 12 years old at the time, looking at how much coal dust he's covered in, it must have been quite a hard shift.

John Davies, a young Welsh miner 1897-1963 The photograph above was taken on the first day that he went to work down the mine at Ferndale Number 1 pit, in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales. He was 12 years old at the time, looking at how much coal dust he's covered in, it must have been quite a hard shift.

Scarborough beach, England, taken in 1897. The bathing trolleys (also called bathing machines) were made so that victorian ladies could get undressed and into their (less than revealing) bathing suits, then be pushed, or pulled, into the sea, and get into the water without revealing themselves to the men's gaze.

Scarborough beach, England, taken in 1897. The bathing trolleys (also called bathing machines) were made so that victorian ladies could get undressed and into their (less than revealing) bathing suits, then be pushed, or pulled, into the sea, and get into the water without revealing themselves to the men's gaze.

Boys from the Coal mines in the Welsh valleys. THEY WERE NOT EMPLOYED BUT ENSLAVED BY THE SAME GREED WHICH SEEKS TO ENSLAVE US ALL!!! JUST THINK ABOUT IT, WHAT ARE YOU IN THE UK WORKING TOWARDS-I'LL TELL YOU-TO MAKE THE RICH RICHER AND MORE POWERFULL-WHAT ARE THEY GIVING US IN RETURN-THEY ARE STRIPPING US OF OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOM WHICH IS ALL WE WILL EVER GET FROM THEM AND NOW THEY HAVE DRAGGED US INTO ANOTHER WAR-LIKE IT OR NOT THIS IS THE REALITY OF LIFE IN THE UK!!!

Boys from the Coal mines in the Welsh valleys. THEY WERE NOT EMPLOYED BUT ENSLAVED BY THE SAME GREED WHICH SEEKS TO ENSLAVE US ALL!!! JUST THINK ABOUT IT, WHAT ARE YOU IN THE UK WORKING TOWARDS-I'LL TELL YOU-TO MAKE THE RICH RICHER AND MORE POWERFULL-WHAT ARE THEY GIVING US IN RETURN-THEY ARE STRIPPING US OF OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOM WHICH IS ALL WE WILL EVER GET FROM THEM AND NOW THEY HAVE DRAGGED US INTO ANOTHER WAR-LIKE IT OR NOT THIS IS THE REALITY OF LIFE IN THE UK!!!

Welsh miners from the Rhondda Fach (literally little/small Rhondda).

Welsh miners from the Rhondda Fach (literally little/small Rhondda).

Welsh ladies in the Welsh hats which all women wore in Victorian times and earlier. These were definitely in their Sunday Best, with plaid shawls (Welsh wool of course).

Welsh ladies in the Welsh hats which all women wore in Victorian times and earlier. These were definitely in their Sunday Best, with plaid shawls (Welsh wool of course).

Rhondda - The Rhondda is made up of two valleys – the Rhondda Fawr and the Rhondda Fach – and includes the towns of Treorchy, Treherbert, Tylorstown, Penygraig, Maerdy, Tonypandy, Ferndale, and Porth. The Rhondda has a rich coal mining history, but the industry saw a steep decline from the 1940s to the 1980s, although the story of the valleys’ relationship with mining can still be seen at the Rhondda Heritage Park.

Rhondda - The Rhondda is made up of two valleys – the Rhondda Fawr and the Rhondda Fach – and includes the towns of Treorchy, Treherbert, Tylorstown, Penygraig, Maerdy, Tonypandy, Ferndale, and Porth. The Rhondda has a rich coal mining history, but the industry saw a steep decline from the 1940s to the 1980s, although the story of the valleys’ relationship with mining can still be seen at the Rhondda Heritage Park.

Around 1880, women hauliers working above ground at Abergorki Colliery, Treorchy...

Around 1880, women hauliers working above ground at Abergorki Colliery, Treorchy...

Rhondda Heritage Park based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is…

Rhondda Heritage Park based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is…

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