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About Dai the Pitman

"My interests these days are locating pit-head monuments, and exploring (with a good friend) disused railway tunnels"

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Ex-mineworker (& proud to be associated with coal mining (the relatively famous Tower Colliery). I am now a local Historian (South Wales coalfield) and a photographer. I despise people who (themselves) despise miners (any miners - lead. gold, tin, coal etc), because most of these 'people' have NEVER stepped underground and completed a 'shift' themselves. The author (Michael Pollard) being absolutely correct when he published his book 'The Hardest Work Under Heaven' (Of course mining in ANY sense, has been created to be a much 'safer' working environment, but there are still the risks of roof-falls, explosions and flooding (a prime example of course what happened to the Chilean miners quite recently (2010). Mining is one of the few industries where the comradeship is second to none (this being because you are dependent on the miner in front of you, as he is dependent for you). When my unit of the Tower Colliery closed many years ago - I became a Painter, Decorator & Signwriter. I moved to live in Basingstoke (Hampshire, England) and even then with a 'recession - hit' environment, I had to retrain in 'Security' (I have been associated with the Security industry for almost 13 years, when I returned to Aberdare, South Wales). I dearly MISS working underground, but at least I can say - 'I am proud of the fact, that I was once a miner' (as was my late father and grandfather before me. I have since been studying in depth the history of the British coalfield (as a whole), but generally give lectures and talks regarding the 'Coal Mining of South Wales'.

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Location Aberdare (South Wales)
Occupation Historian & Photographer
Joined 26/08/2009
Posts 2 [View Posts]

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