South Wales Coalfield Collection

1972 Miners' Strike Study

Ref No. Description Dates
AUD/232 Interview of Unknown male.
Interview of an unknown male, concerning the 1972 miners' strike, and the attitude of the press to the strike.
Covers period : 1972 (c).
Running time : 6mins 11secs.
1972 (c)
AUD/256 Interview of Unknown Members of COSA.
Recorded memoirs of numerous members of the Colliery Officials and Staffs Association (COSA), mainly clerical workers, at the Tredomen Computer Centre. Includes comments on the 1972 (?) strike; the role of the National Union of Mineworkers in the strike action; and attitudes towards the black-legs.
Covers period : 1972(c).
Running time : 26mins 14secs.
1972 (c)
AUD/258 Interview of Williams, Glyn.
Recorded memoirs of Glyn Williams discussing the 1969-70 unofficial strikes, which led up to the successful 1972 official seven week strike, and GW's experiences and actions during the strike. Includes issues such as overtime bans; wage disputes; assisting the Post Office workers in their earlier strike action; support from other trade unions; picketing; public opinion as a weapon against the government; support and morale. Also GW's comparisons with other strikes, such as 1912, 1921, and the 1926 General Strike; and international support.
Covers period : 1912-1973 (c).
Running time : 51mins 25secs.
20.3.1973
AUD/331 Interview of Unknown Strikers.
Recorded memoirs of pickets and strikers during the 1972 strike, including the donations they have received; public opinion; attitude of police to strikers; influence of banners and bands in focussing attention during marches; picketing in Birmingham; and their opinions on returning to work.
Covers period : 1969-1973 (c).
Running time : 48mins 48secs.
1973 (c)
AUD/345 Interview of Strike Committee, Dulais Valley.
Recorded memoirs of Dulais Valley Strike Committee members. Includes the establishment of the committee; support for the strike; mass meetings; donations for strikers; collieries where pickets were sent; organisation of the committee and the pickets; changing attitudes to the strike as it continued; female pickets; non-unionism; attempts to avoid strikers; relationship with National Association of Colliery Overmen Deputies and Shotfirers; background to the decision to strike in 1972; effect of nationalisation on the industry; the settlement at the end of the strike, and the overall effect of the strike.
Covers period : 1972-1973 (c).
Running time : 1hr 6mins 28secs.
25.1.1973
AUD/366 Interview of Strike Committee - Mountain Ash.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of the Mountain Ash Strike Committee.
Covers period : 1972.
Running time : 1hr 57mins 15mins.
5.12.1972
AUD/367 Interview of Strike Committee - Rhondda.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of the Rhondda Strike Committee.
Covers period : 1972.
Running time : 1hr 23mins 23secs.
10.12.1972(c)
AUD/368 Interview of Lodge Committee - Penallta.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of the Penallta Lodge Committee.
Covers period : 1972.
Running time : 38mins 7secs.
8.2.1973
AUD/369 Interview of Lodge Committee - Bedwas.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of the Bedwas Lodge Committee.
Covers period : 1972.
Running time : 1hr 7mins 35secs.
14.12.1973
AUD/370 Interview of Strike Committee - Swansea.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of the Swansea Strike Committee.
Covers period : 1972.
Running time : 1hr 16mins 49secs.
2.1973
AUD/371 Interview of Strike Committee - Llantrisant and District.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of the Llantrisant and District Strike Committee.
Covers period : 1972.
Running time : 1hr 49mins 35secs.
20.2.1973
AUD/372 Interview of Strike Committee - Trelewis Drift.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of the Trelewis Drift Strike Committee.
Covers period : 1972.
Running time : 49mins 56secs.
20.2.1973
AUD/420 Interview of Strike Committee - Amman.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of members of the Amman Strike Committee.
Covers period : 1972.
Running time : 2hrs 16mins.
1972
AUD/570 Interview of Lloyd, Harold.
NOT FULLY CATALOGUED. Recorded memoirs of Harold Lloyd (?) concerning the miners' wage struggles from the 1960's, and especially regarding the 1972 strike.
Covers period : 1960-1972 (c).
Running time : 52mins 30secs.

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