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ABANDONED 20TH CENTURY PENALLTA COLLIERY SOUTH WALES
 
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Come check out this abandoned Colliery in South Wales and the Number 2 up shaft with me CollidingPlanets. Music by PLUG N PLAY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTizabIZiASXACr9B0RxeZA The Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company maintained ownership of Penallta colliery until Nationalisation in 1947. The two shafts of Penallta colliery were sunk by the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company in 1905/6. The first coal was raised in 1909 from the upper six feet seam and subsequently from the lower nine and seven feet seams. The number 1 shaft (downcast) and number 2 shaft (upcast) were 783 and 750 yards deep respectively. These shafts were subsequently extended to reach 800 yards in 1960 making it the last deep mine working in the Rhymney Valley. Penallta colliery was maintained as one of the most advanced collieries using up-to-date coal cutting machinery. 1930 saw the production of 975,603 tons of coal and the European record for coal recovered in 1935. In the late 1940's one of the first power loaders to be used in British mines, the Meco-Moore Cutter Loader, was installed which helped produce the 500,000 tons of coal raised in 1954. The 1960 shaft extension scheme included electrification of the shaft winding engines. In the mid 1970's 700 men were producing 210,000 tons of coal yearly. The 291 men employed in 1908 soon swelled to 1,920 in 1909. 1913 saw a slight reduction in the workforce to 1,281 men but in 1923, 2,395 men were employed which subsequently peaked at 3,208 men in 1931. 1947 saw a reduction to 1,934 men which reduced down to a mere 700 men in the 1970’s. Post 1984/85 The miners marched back to the Penallta Colliery behind their lodge banner making an impressive return to work following the end of the strike. Thirty two collieries were working in the South Wales coalfield following the 1984/85 miners strike. About a third of the remaining collieries in South Wales were then closed within a year of the end of the strike, the rest following shortly afterwards. Penallta was one of the few pits in the coalfield that was chosen to undergo a programme of modernisation, with £3.5m being invested in rapid coal-winding skips and a new heavy-duty high-technology coalface. In 1986 a major fire caused the closure of a coal face. Closure Penallta colliery was scheduled for closure by the British Coal Corporation (the statutory successor to the NCB) in November 1990. Despite this, by March 1991 the highest-ever productivity rate of 590,000 tonnes per annum of coal was being produced at Penallta. A brass band led the last shift of miners leaving Penallta colliery on Friday 1st November 1991. This marked the closure of the last deep mine working in the Rhymney Valley.
Miners In Senghenydd, Wales (1920-1929)
 
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Miners - Senghenydd, near Caerphilly. Wales. Some very good footage showing various aspects of the lives of Welsh coal miners and their families; c. 1920s. Several shots of young men riding horses along muddy street while others stand around watching. General view of above-ground operations at mine: filled coal cars on tracks; a big pile; buildings; machinery; smoke. Group of miners standing about by corrugated metal fence & building; some are reading newspapers; big pile of dirt or coal in BG w/ mine buildings etc. beyond that. Shot of the front of miners' houses; which is long, narrow, cheaply made building divided into tiny units for families; no yards; just dirt; a few women look out doorways; men walking past. 4 men pose; 1 holding baby. More of mine. Group of miners pose; many look very young; teenagers. More of miners off work hanging out in the street; children running around. More of crowd of men standing in street Industry. Coal mining FILM ID:2402.07 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 8207 British Pathé
Tower Colliery South Wales
 
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The last Deep Coal Mine of the South Wales valleys. Tower Colliery near Aberdare. Closed by BRitish Coal in 1994, before a workforce buyout aquired the Colliery, which proved to be profitable before final closure in 2008 On economic and safety grounds with the last easy access coal seems worked . .The end of a industry that fired the industrial revolultion.
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Regeneration of the coalfields - Pontypridd colliery sites
 
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This video is part of a presentation by Mick Antoniw AM on the regeneration of the south-Wales coalfields
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A Stay At The Heritage Park Hotel - The Rhondda, Wales
 
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Our stay at the Heritage Park Hotel in the Rhondda, South Wales. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Watch more videos about visiting Wales https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvLoC9ZcTe_QJvsCZ0GXWS9JpeuFtizt_ Read the full #HotelReview https://www.flydriveexplore.com/traveladvice/a-stay-at-the-heritage-park-hotel-in-the-rhondda-valley/ The Rhondda Valley was once one of the world’s most important coal mining region. 53 collieries once dotted the blackened industrial landscape of the Rhondda valleys. The Heritage Park Hotel is next to the Rhondda Heritage Park Mining Museum, the old site of the Lewis Merthyr coal mine. The Heritage Park Hotel is in a good location if you want to explore Cardiff or the South Wales valleys, it is only 20 minutes from the M4 motorway and under 30 minutes from the centre of Cardiff. When we stayed there many of the other guests were hikers touring the beautiful Welsh countryside, the hotel is also on the way to the Brecon Beacons National Park. ‘A Stay Heritage Park Hotel, Rhondda, Wales’ - Filmed June 2018 MORE UK AND TRAVEL VIDEOS & PLAYLISTS 🎥 Visiting the UK travel videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvLoC9ZcTe_TikGGMYrIfRt39Mg7vC4fF 🎥 Staying in the UK travel videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvLoC9ZcTe_TDfJ28OcGYrJe82eD2q4KB EQUIPMENT - Canon 80D, Rode VideoMicPro Travel Videos Added Weekly - Not All Vloggers Say ‘HiGuys!!!!!!’ Couples travel, hotels, flight reviews, city breaks, luxury travel and various other travel related stuff. READ MORE or CONTACT US at http://www.flydriveexplore.com TWITTER https://twitter.com//FlyDriveExplore FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/flydriveexplore/ INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/flydriveexplore/ PINTEREST https://uk.pinterest.com/flydriveexplore/
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Miners End Stay In Strike In S Wales.
 
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Elevated coal trucks moving along. Miners past camera. One helped along. Men greeted by families. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/853229303d224aaab912f4e67e1e9856 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 154 British Movietone
Valleys of South Wales Part 1
 
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View this video and take a journey of discovery. You may already have a picture in your mind of what the world famous Welsh Valleys are all about. It probably needs an update. We'd like to introduce you to the Valleys of today and spring a few surprises along the way. For a start you won't see a coal mine (unless it happens to be a museum). What you will see are lakes and forests, open hillsides and green mountains. They're all part of a unique, roller-coaster landscape of hills and vales dotted with friendly towns and villages. But don't take our word for it. Listen to Nicole Cooke, Olympic and World Champion cycling star, who loves climbing the Valleys' scenic mountain roads as much as the Alps of Italy or France. Or the Rogh Guide, a travel publication renowned for its honesty and accuracy, gives the Valleys a top star rating and describes the destinations as 'interesting and distinctive'.
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Royal Visit to South Wales - 1953
 
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Cut story - KS. E II R. KS Train draws into station at Newport, Queen and Duke alight. Received by Lord Raglan Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire. Queen inspects Guard of Honour - Mons. Regiment, with Major Roberts. At the Civic Centre Queen signs visitors book, also Duke. Crowds cheering. Royal car arrives at Cardiff. Crowds outside city hall. Lord Mayor James Collins shakes hands with the Queen. Queen inspects triple Guard of Honour, including Royal Navy, Welsh Regiment and RAF. MS City Hall. Queen inspecting Ex-servicemen. Royal pair on dais. Kids singing national songs, and dancing. Royal car drives into the arena at Pontypridd. Royal pair arrive at Ynysangharad Park. Crowds cheering, children singing. Citizens being presented to Queen and Duke. Royal car departs amid great cheering. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ca552c9a142f42eeb178d8e7939ded15 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 376 British Movietone
SWMM 45th anniversary - Maesteg Gleemen sing at our Food Festival
 
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We had entertainment from the Maesteg Gleemen at our Food festival to celebrate 45 years at the museum. Thanks a lot guys! Visit our website below: Follow us on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southwalesminersmuseum/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SWMinersMuseum/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SWMinersMuseum
THE PRICE OF COAL DON EVANS
 
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Don Evans sings the "The price of coal" that is writer Johnny Caesar's favouritte version
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Gwyliau blynyddol merlod pwll glo Graig Merthyr - 1965
 
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Yn y clip hwn mae'r newyddiadurwraig Eirwen Davies, y darlledwr newyddion benywaidd cyntaf yn y byd, yn adrodd hanes gwyliau haf 'pit ponies' pwll glo Graig Merthyr. In this clip Eirwen Davies, the world's first female news reader, visits Graig Merthyr drift mine on the day the pit ponies comes up for their annual holiday. Mae Archif ITV Cymru / Wales wedi ei leoli yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru. Am fwy o wybodaeth ar sut i weld catalog yr archif cysyllter a www.archif.com The ITV Cymru/Wales Archive is based at the National Library Of Wales. For more information on how to access the Archive Catalogue, please visit www.archif.com. Cymraeg: http://www.twitter.com/agssc English: http://www.twitter.com/nssaw Find us on Facebook - search 'Archif Sgrin a Sain Cymru'
Shooting the Welsh Valleys Pt3
 
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Part 3 of 3 I decided to go out with my Canon Legria FS37 camcorder, so i took a drive through the mountains and valleys near me. This starts at Blaengwynfi, and heads towards Treorchy, taking a right at the junction to head down the Ogmore valley for a bit, then turning round for the return. The road number is the A3107, then right onto the A4061 The camera was mounted on a camera stand in the dashboard, the camera has image stabilisation.
Views: 173 Patrick ASE
High up in Cwm Coke Works, south wales
 
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join me on my second journey through the huge and abandoned Cwm coke works. The huge Cwm Coke Works closed in 2002. ... The coke works and the neighbouring Cwm Colliery, which closed in 1986 we ventured up approx 220-250 feet up to the giant hoppers where we filmed and photographed the magnificent views of what once was a busy industrial industry.
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Bargoed Home - Cartref Fargod
 
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Bargoed is a former mining town in the Rhymney Valley of South Wales. Its eminent personae include Alun Hodinott the composer, Professor Phil Williams the cosmologist & politician and Doris Hare the TV actress. The international Mozart tenor Stuart Burrows taught at the Junior Boys' school circa 1955 . This video is based on a poem by Andrew Dexter and set to music by David Keith Jones, both sons of the town. Its coal mine once had the largest tip in Europe and the local area was painted by A.S. Lowry.
Views: 1517 DavidKeith Jones
Blowing Up A Bridge  (1927)
 
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Item title reads: " Blowing Up A Bridge. Engineers "remove condemned 68 year old Bridge with powerful charge of dynamite." Location not given M/S of a bridge, and the camera pan across its length. C/U as a man pushes a plunger. L/S of explosions as the bridge collapses. M/S of bridge sections, half in the water. FILM ID:708.24 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 122 British Pathé
Taff Merthyr Colliery.  1924-1993.
 
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Photographs of Taff Merthyr Colliery. South Wales. My time in Taff Merthyr. 1963-1989.
Views: 7643 Thomas Samuel
FOREVER AGAIN! THE LAST DRAM OF COAL
 
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Film and documentation of the artwork by artist Claudia Borgna, set for the outdoor exhibition 'Inside Out' at the Rhondda Heritage Park in Trehafod, Wales, UK, organized by 'Out Yer Tree' and curated by Janet Pennell.
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Carew Castle - Wales
 
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First castle in Wales I've visited but unfortunally was holiday.
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Wales voted "Leave" despite relying on EU funds
 
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(1 Jul 2016) It's been 25 years since the Penallta Colliery fell silent: the river once black with soot is now green and nature has taken back its place in this valley in South Wales. Eddie Cullen grew-up here in a family of miners and remembers the decline of the town and the sorrow at seeing the heart of his community torn away. "Everyone was frightened when the pit shut," he says. With dire poverty and high unemployment rates, South Wales has benefited from generous grants and financing schemes from the European Union to rejuvenate the area's economy. Yet on 23 June - the day of the UK referendum - the region voted massively to leave the EU. The modern highway connecting Brynmawr with other former coal-mining towns in the Valleys region of South Wales was partly funded by the European Union, replacing a three-lane road known for its many deadly accidents. In Abbw Vale, where 62 percent voted out, EU funds have also been used to improve railway lines, open museums, schools and training centres built where the steel works once stood. Paul Thomas, who voted 'remain', worries Brexit could jeopardise these achievements. "There was going to be more development but we don't know what's going to happen now," he says. But back in the old city centre retired truck driver John Thompson doesn't agree, saying that "there's been no benefit to this area at all" "Leave" campaigners say many of the EU projects are gimmicky and haven't led to any tangible improvements for people. Also, they consider the EU money as British money to begin with, since overall Britain contributes more money than it gets back from the EU. Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies, was one politician to go against the party's UK leader, Prime Minister David Cameron, and vote for Britain to quit the EU Davies used the metaphor of an out-of-control car to describe the EU, saying that people used the referendum to effectively say "I want to get out, the way this car is driven, we're going to hit a brick wall." But for one Welsh company, Brexit was the brick wall. In Pontypridd, a town climbing up misty hillsides north of Cardiff, Jenny Hughes said her education consultancy firm lost three potential contracts the day after the referendum as European partners pulled out. Even though Wales receives hundreds of millions of pounds annually in EU funding, more than half of the Welsh electorate voted for Britain to leave the EU. Puzzling many analysts, the "leave" vote was strongest in deprived post-industrial areas that have arguably benefited the most from EU support. "Wales might have shot itself in the foot," says Ed Poole, lecturer in politics at Cardiff University, explaining that Wales has been one of the biggest net beneficiaries of being in the European Union. A study he co-authored before the vote estimated that Wales receives a net annual benefit of 245 million (British) pounds (327 million US dollars) from the EU budget, or about 79 pounds (105 US dollars) per head. That compares with a net contribution of 151 pounds (201 US dollars) per head for all of the United Kingdom. It's possible, Poole says, that some voters didn't fully understand the role of EU funds in supporting their communities - or chose to ignore it. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d29a145987982ee06298e866b38c54ad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 212 AP Archive
The Lost Village Of Pwlldu
 
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The Lost Village Of Pwlldu In 1963 the small hamlet of Pwlldu, near Blaenavon, was demolished. Originally a mining community, the mines had long since closed, and houses had fallen into a dilapidated state of repair, with no access to either running water or a sewerage system. The council took the decision to move residents down the valley to another village. Interviews with residents, one who had lived in the hamlet for over 70 years, show that even though conditions were harsh, not all wanted to leave. The foundations of the houses can still be seen, and The Lamb Inn seen in the film is still open today. An interesting feature of Pwlldu is the 'Pwlldu Tunnel' which runs from Pwlldu to Blaenavon through the hillside. The tunnel was originally created in the late 18th Century and was one of a number of mines supplying iron and coal to Blaenavon Ironworks. In later years it was used as a tramroad tunnel. Story has it that the ladies of Pwlldu used to walk through the tunnel to do their shopping in Blaenavon! Some parts of this clip are mute. Pentref Coll Pwlldu Fe ddymchwelyd pentref Pwlldu, ger Blaenafon yn 1963. Erbyn hynny roedd y cyn bentref glofal wedi dirywio tipyn, doedd yno er enghraifft ddim system ddwr na charffosiaeth. Er fod y Cyngor wedi cynnig cartrefi newydd i'r trigolion, mae'r cyfweliadau hyn yn dangos nad oedd pawb mor awyddus i adael Mae olion y tai iw gweld o hyd, ac mae'r dafarn 'The Lamb Inn' yn parhau i fod ar agor hyd heddiw. Un nodwedd ddiddorol o hanes y pentref yw 'Twnel Pwlldu' sy'n rhedeg drwy grombil y mynydd o Pwlldu i Flaenafon. Adeiladwyd y twnel yn y Ddeunawfed Ganrif er mwyn cario glo i'r ffwrneisi haearn a chynyrch haearn lawr at y gamles. Yn ol y son roedd gwragedd pwlldu yn defnyddio'r twnel er mwyn picio i Flaenafon i siopa! Mae rhananu o'r clip yn fud. Mae Archif ITV Cymru / Wales wedi ei leoli yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru. Am fwy o wybodaeth ar sut i weld catalog yr archif cysyllter a www.archif.com The ITV Cymru/Wales Archive is based at the National Library Of Wales. For more information on how to access the Archive Catalogue, please visit www.archif.com. Cymraeg: http://www.twitter.com/agssc English: http://www.twitter.com/nssaw Find us on Facebook - search 'Archif Sgrin a Sain Cymru'
The Miners' Struggle
 
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Les Rees "It was the one day in the year when they brought the horses to the surface." This is a Valleys Kids Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, BBC Wales and the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales.
Views: 2971 Valleyskids
Waiting For the Man [Engine] - Video a Day
 
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The giant mechanical Man Engine came to Blaenavon in Wales and expectation was high. Unfortunately time and a bridge were not on our side and we saw almost nothing. It was, by all accounts, impressive when it worked. Video of the thing up and running in Cornwall is all over Youtube so go there if you want to see other people's better experiences.
Views: 543 Elise Harris
Coalface by Dani Thomas (Part 2)
 
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Dani Thomas has produced this haunting musical piece inspired by the coal mines of Wales. Dani recommends listening with headphones for the best effect. This piece was created primarily from sounds I collected from the 'Big Pit' Heritage Site in Blaenavon. My intention was to appeal to the listener's most primal reactions and evoke the raw power of industrial noise, but also to instill the work with a feeling of mounting human spirit and mass movement that is initially suppressed but ultimately allowed to break forth. With thanks to the Big Pit Coal Museum, Blaenavon Heritage Site and The Blaenavon Male Voice Choir. Brass Players:- Trumpet- Ali Kidd Horn- Simon Jones Trombone- Gareth Robinson Tuba- Rob Graham White http://communiststudents.org.uk/?p=1742
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Bargoed Regeneration Phase 4
 
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Caerphilly County Borough Council has reached yet another milestone in the multimillion pound regeneration of Bargoed as the former Hugh James Jenkins building, located at 51 to 54 Cardiff Road, is demolished and highway improvements are made along Collier’s Walk. As a result of support through the European Regional Development Fund, Caerphilly was able to appoint contractors Dyer & Butler Ltd. of Swansea who successfully tendered for the works, to move on to the site at the end of March to commence works to demolish the buildings and enhance Collier’s Walk. The contractor will also carry out the next phase of the development which will see the reconstruction of a new flight of steps between the remaining buildings on Cardiff Road and Collier’s Walk to maintain the pedestrian access to the adjacent retail plateau. The HJJ building has been vacant for a number of years and the demolition has provided an opportunity to improve pedestrian areas and create a potential development site within the town centre. The improved steps and other ongoing improvements to the public realm continue to enhance the town greatly complementing the multi award winning library, flagship retail plateau and much improved town centre facilities, delivered as a result of a multi-agency partnership which includes Welsh Government, the European Regional Development Fund, Caerphilly County Borough Council and a number of other agencies. Councillor Ken James, Cabinet Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, said, “Over recent years, we have seen Bargoed undergo a dramatic transformation. We have worked hand in hand with our partners and Welsh Government to deliver what is now a sustainable, accessible 21st century town centre for residents, businesses and visitors.”
Views: 346 CaerphillyCBCTV
Seeking My Matropolis...A Welsh Canal
 
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I'm back with my second out and about video! Apologies for the shaky camera, was difficult when walking
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this is in Swansea!!
 
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This is the Man Engine Cymru show last night in Swansea :)
Views: 91 GeorgeZilla1000
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust Wales
 
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A short video detailing some of the work the Coalfields Regeneration Trust undertakes in Wales to support not-for-profit community groups and bring about regeneration to ex-coalfields communities.
car crash in rhos s.wales
 
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it say it in the title:P
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Church Village Travel on ITV's Wales This Week
 
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In May 2012, Church Village Travel featured on ITV's Wales This Week programme. The programme travels with holiday-makers and people on business who are trying to make it from A to B, and asks what can be done to improve Welsh transport links.
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rhondda heritage park.
 
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birds eye view of rhondda heritage park.
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Un meraviglioso viaggio in Irlanda - Parte III
 
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Killarney , Kinsale , Drombeg stone circle , Cashel , Kilkenny , Glendalough e Dublino
Breaking News - Sir Tom Jones considers returning to Welsh domestic town
 
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Breaking News - Sir Tom Jones considers returning to Welsh domestic town Sir Tom Jones could return to his Welsh hometown 40 years after he fled to America as a tax exile.The 77-year-old moved to America some 43 years ago in 1974, on the advice of his accountant after the government raised tax for high earners to more than 90 per cent.But the legendary singer said he 'never really left' the town of Pontypridd, Glamorgan and says while it is 'early days,' he hasn't ruled out a return.Born Thomas Jones Woodward in Pontypridd, South Wales to a traditional coal-mining family, the singer transformed himself from a penniless miner's son into a £190million global superstar through records including Delilah and It's Not Unusual.But Sir Tom said he loved coming back to the UK and his roots in the Valleys, and keeps in touch with family in his home town.In 2014 he spent three months living in the Savoy Hotel in London while filming BBC One's singing contest The Voice, and then did a 45-date tour of America and Australia.Earlier this year he put his stunning mansion in Mulholland Estates, Beverly Hills on the market for £6.45 million.The five-bed home was bought by the singer in 1998 for just over £2.1million.In 2016 Sir Tom put his Grade II-listed mansion in East Sussex on the market.The six-bedroom Grade II-listed property in the village of Burwash, East Sussex, was once jointly owned by Sir Tom and Engelbert Humperdinck - and was put on the market for £4.75million.The pair, who bought Socknersh Manor together in the early Sixties, never moved into the property full-time, but instead they used it to throw lavish weekend parties.Sir Tom told James Desborough of the Daily Mirror: 'I'm still trying to decide to be honest with you, but the reason that I went, was because of the government situation at that time.'It was 1974 when things changed and I was doing a lot of shows in America.'My accountant advised me: 'I wouldn't come back at the moment if I were you.'Last year Sir Tom was left grief-stricken after the death of his childhood sweetheart and wife of 59 years, Linda, who lost her battle with terminal lung cancer.He fell in love with Linda when he was only eight years old, and used to meet her at the local shop or the red telephone box at the bottom of the hill of their Welsh town while out running errands for his mother.He pursued the petite blonde for years until she agreed to date him when she was 15, and liked to say the road always ran back to her.It was a case of opposites attracting: he was a local rough lad, in the D stream at school with undiagnosed dyslexia. The son of a coal miner, he dreamed of fame.She was bright, with a formidable work ethic and few expectations outside of South Glamorgan. But his talent took him far from the valleys — and far from her.Sir Tom was on tour when he discovered the devastating news that Linda had lung cancer and that it was terminal.She died shortly after in April 2016 at the age of 75.He said shortly after: 'I had to stop at that point and I didn't know whether I would be able to sing again because it hurt so much because we had been together since we were kids.'In September, Sir Tom Jones apologised to fans after being forced to postpone his 21-date US tour until next year on doctors' orders.The 77-year-old had been due to kick off his latest run of live concerts with a show in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on September 6 and continue on the road through to October 7 with a final gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma.The music icon wrapped his multi-city UK and European tour at the start of August after performing 26 shows across 12 countries.However, in a statement to fans, the legendary singer said all US tour dates had been postponed until 2018. AutoNews- Source: Subscribe & More Videos: https://goo.gl/WP1tdF Thank for watching, Please Like Share And SUBSCRIBE!!! #sir, #town
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Cwm Coke Works Wales December 2010
 
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Coke is an almost pure fuel that is produced by burning coal in airless, cylindrical, battery-like ovens. Coke fuelled the industrial revolution, being a vital ingredient in blast furnaces, and is still used in steel production. Although when burned it is smokeless, to produce it requires a huge ammount of heat and energy. There was originally a colliery named "Cwm Colliery" at this site in Beddau, just south of Pontypridd in Rhondda Cynon Taf, that was sunk in 1909. No coal was actually extracted until 1914, however, and then it came from two shafts, Margaret and Mildred which were over 750 yards deep. In 1928 the colliery was taken over by Powell Duffryn Associated Colleries Limited, and at this point it employed over 1000 men. It operated under their name until 1948 when the National Coal Board (NCB) was established to manage the nationalised coal industry in the UK. The NCB updated the colliery in a massive £9 million redevelopment between 1952 and 1960. This included connection Cwm (pronounced "Coomb") to Coedely Tonyrefail, and of course building a massive Cokeworks, Cwm Coke. In the 70s, the cokeworks alone employed 1,500 men and produced some 515,000 tonnes of coke each year. It continued to do so until 1986, when the NCB was privatised. The colliery ceased production at this point, but the cokeworks were bought buy CPL Industries and continued producing coke right up until 2002. It would have remained open had it not been for the fact it was extremely outdated, in desparete need of modernisation and no one was willing to invest in new technologies. Once we had visited talgarth hospital we decided to visit here, we got busted staright away suppose it was our own faults pulling up right outside the main entrance and walked up the footparth. Turned round and there were 2 men shouting at us they were completely sound and just showed us out the front gate. We decided to give it another try the next day before returning to kent. To make sure we didn't get busted again we parked about 2 miles away and seemed like we walked for ages and through lots of bushes. Once in you then notice how massive this place is. As my friend was not well we didn't get to do the silos . Some of the metal walkways disintegrating as I found out walking along a walkway then suddenly I fell luckily there was a metal support I landed on which stopped me Still, this place was still well worth the risk.
Views: 6969 kent urbex
Channel 4 News  Miners   Chapter 1
 
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Roger Tiley re visits the mining communities of the south Wales valleys for Channel 4 news. Part 1.
Man Engine UK tour  Swansea 2018
 
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The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain. watch the Awakening . 36 feet tall ,nearly 40 ton. Swansea museum ,April 12 ,2018.
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Selected Originals - Explosion Kills 27 (1955)
 
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Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Explosion Kills 27" 55/100. This is a mute duplicate of the newsreel story. No new material found. FILM ID:553.19 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 14 British Pathé
Penblwydd Poenus Pete (Behind the Scenes)
 
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Some of the goings on at Theatre Iolo, on their first day of rehearsals. Theatre Iolo's Website: http://theatriolo.com/ Juan's website: https://www.youtube.com/user/ReindeerPate Summer Tour Dates: June: The Riverfront, Newport Theatr Glan yr afon, Casnewydd: 12-13 Muni Arts Centre Canolfan Gelf Y Miwni, Pontypridd: 17 The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl Pafiliwn Y Grand: 18 St Fagans National History Museum Amgueddfa Werin Cymru Sain Ffagan: 21 Galeri, Caernarfon: 23 Blackwood Miners' Institute Sefydliad y Glowyr Coed Duon: 25 Pontardawe Arts Centre Canolfan Celfyddydau Pontardawe: 26 Ffwrnes, Llanelli: 30 July: The Welfare/ Y Neuadd Les, Ystradgynlais: 2 The Miners, Ammanford Theatr Y Glowyr, Rhydaman: 4 Chapter, Cardiff/ Caerdydd: 7-12 August: The National Eisteddfod of Wales Carmarthenshire 2014 Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru Sir Gâr 2014 Music: Happy Ukelele_loop-812 I Ka Barra (your work) by Habib Koite All music is royalty free.
Views: 124 ReindeerPate
The Industrial Revolution in South Wales
 
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Brilliant - This fantastic film was made by the Year 6 pupils of Thornwell Primary School, Chepstow as part of project work linked with the Fourteen Locks Education Through Restoration Project. It tells the story of the Industrial Revolution and the Monmouthshire Canal and is just brilliant.
Views: 440 Tom Maloney
Tayside Classic Motor Show 2012 Compilation
 
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On Sunday 10th June 2012, the Tayside Classic Car Club hosted their annual motor show at Errol Airfield. This compilation of videos and photos of the main highlights of mine. I wish to state now I do not represent the Tayside Classic Car Club or any other car club. I am just another person passionate about cars who shares his experiences with other people with the same interest. Photos and video clips: Entrance banner Errol Airfield memorial Ford Gran Torino Panning Ford Gran Torino to 5 Audi Quattro's Panning Austin Seven, Morris Minor, Austin 10/4, Chrysler and Austin Six Sunbeam Imp Gilbern Invader Mk3 (Made in Pontypridd, Wales) Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution The Flintstones car! Datsun 240Z Toyota Yaris (BTS Motorsport, 550bhp) Panning AEC Mercury, ERF LV, Hymac crane and 2 other trucks (Unidentifiable at the moment) Panning Triumph motorcycle, Panther 120, Matchless G11, BTS Bantan and James Superlux Autocycle Panning James Superlux and BTS Bantan Lotus Esprit Plymouth Prowler Mini Cooper S and Mini trailer barbecue 1939 Vauxhall/Holden J-Type Roadster Ford Mustang GT Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am Chevrolet Corvette C3 Ford Mustang Land Rover Defender Limousine Dodge Charger R/T 400 I hope you all enjoyed this compilation. Maybe your enjoyment value won't be as high as mine at the event itself but positive feedback is always accomplished. With no car shows ahead between now and August (The Scottish Italian Cars and Bikes Day at Hopetoun House, near the Forth Bridges), the next compilation video I will be uploading is the next quarterly upload of cars I've spotted between March and the end of June. That will be online on July 1st.
Views: 814 George Saddington
The Cherry Beats - Bad Moon Rising
 
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Waterfront Museum Swansea 29/9/12
Views: 276 Rhian Chapple
The Cardiff Story
 
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Views: 238 GuardianCardiff
Colossal ‘Man Engine’ coming to Shropshire
 
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It looks like something out of a 1920s vision of the future. Weighing nearly 40 tons, the colossal Man Engine is the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain – and it’s coming to Shropshire later this year.
Views: 289 ExpressandStarNews
Models Galore - Welsh Highland Railway - Great & Small III
 
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A few days ago, we shared with you our video of our trip to the Welsh Highland Railway's Great and Small III event  - this included all the steam action from our day, but missed out on the SMALL aspect - here is the "small" aspect of the weekend. Dinas shed and part of the catering tent was taken over by a range of model layouts, some of which were very detailed and some were based on real life stations! Some models were also 'Live Steam' and some were electric. What layouts were at Dinas? These are the layouts that feature at Great & Small III Abbey Light Railway - O14 Botwm Bach - OO9 Steam Creech Bottom - OO9 Crosby - 4mm /12mm Devil's Bridge - OO9 Dragon's Roost - ½" scale Lancey Brook - OO9 NWNG St Etienne-en-Caux - OO9 Tan-y-Bwlch & Penrhyn - HOe Timpdon - SM32 steam Underhill - OO9 Waterfield Hall Estate - 1:12 steam Walk In The Park Full by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Views: 940 RailAdvent
Cwm Coke Works
 
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A little look around a big abandoned factory, where we met a few great blokes and got to explore the heights of the derelict industrial site.
Merthyr Police 10K Sunday 14 August 2011
 
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OK John Ferriday, you win today but Im so gonna get my backside down the gym tomorrow in the hope that I can give yours a good wholloping come Cardiff 10K in a months time (Fingers Crossed)
Views: 225 jezame1
Johnny Caesar   The Price of Coal
 
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A great comic and song writer. With his famous song "The Price Of Coal" A tribute to all the coal miners around the UK. Johnny was born in the North East now living in Sheffield. Travels all around the UK entertaining. He has appeared on many T.V. shows. Such as: The Stars Look Down (Slogger Leeming); Coronation Street (Bob Wheeler); The Practice (Mickey Madden); The Gambling Man (Mr Grable); Truckers (Factory Foreman); Emmerdale (Bill Middleton); Our Friends in the North (Eric Burden); Stay Lucky (Taxi Driver); Heartbeat (Drunk in Cell); and Crown Court (Jury Foreman).
Views: 1403 Hurricane Films
Acorn Bank
 
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Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and traditional fruit orchards Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past. Indulge yourself at the tea-room, where culinary herbs and fruit from the garden are used daily in soups, salads and puddings. Wander along the Crowdundle Beck to the partially restored watermill, enjoying wildlife in the woods on the way, and discover more about the history of gypsum mining on the estate. Views across the Eden Valley to the Lake District from the magnificent backdrop of the sandstone house. For the first time visit the newly opened ground floor of Acorn Bank house.
Views: 387 Martyn Garrett