South Wales Coalfield Collection

Banners

Ref No. Description Dates
BAN/1 Abercrave Lodge Banner. [Image Available]
Slogan: Workers of the World Unite for Peace and Socialism (front).
Slogan: Mewn Undeb Mae Nerth A Heddwch (back)
In the foreground is a picture of a black miner and a white miner holding a miner's lamp. The colours of green, black and gold are used to represent the colours of the African National Congress flag.
1963
BAN/2 Abernant Lodge Banner.
Slogan: No Slogan
A miner's lamp in a mine with flames underneath it, surrounded by a circle with a black border (both sides).
1984(c)
BAN/3 Bargoed Surface Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Peace and Posperity (front and back)
A picture of a family (mother, father, son and daughter) walking through the countryside on a sunny day (front)
A yellow circle with a miner's lamp, a leek and a colliery winding tower, depicting the emblem of the National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area (back).
nd
BAN/4 Blaengwrach Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Stand Firm in Unity
A picture of Will Paynter (front)
Two miners working down a mine, one of whom is pulling a lever to operate some machinery (back).
nd
BAN/5 Britannic Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Unity is Strength
No symbols or pictures. Lettering in gold and red.
1954(c)
BAN/6 Cambrian Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Onward to Socialism and the Liberation of Mankind (front)
Slogan: Educate, Organise, Agitate (back)
A miner drilling underground in front of a panoramic view of a colliery and the surrounding village and countryside (front)
A yellow circle with a miner's lamp, a leek and a colliery winding tower, depicting the emblem of the National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area (back).
1956(c)
BAN/7 Deep Navigation Lodge Banner.
Slogan: This banner was designed by a local school and incorporates the imagery of racial equality, internationalism and socialism. There are several stickers attached to this banner relating to the 1982 miners' strike, and other strikes (both sides).
1982(c)
BAN/8 Duffryn Rhondda Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Forward to Socialism
Flames (possibly a flaming sun which signifies light and knowledge), with the letters 'NUM' above them.
1950(c)
BAN/9 Ferndale Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Forward to Unity
A picture of a miner, wearing a flat cap, working down a mine drilling into a coal seam.
1940(c)
BAN/10 Fernhill Lodge Banner.
Slogan: United We Stand Divided We Fall (both sides)
No symbols or pictures. The word Fernhill has been sewn over the words Park and Dare.
1962(c)
BAN/11 Gelli Lodge Banner.
Slogan: A J Cook From Obscurity To Respect
A large picture of A J Cook in the middle. In the top left-hand corner there is an intertwined pick and shovel, and in the top right-hand corner there is a colliery winding tower (both sides).
1926(c)
BAN/12 Lady Windsor Lodge Banner.
Slogan: We have the might to defend the right
No symbols or pictures.
1955(c)
BAN/13 Mardy Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Peace, Forward to Socialism (front)
In the background is a picture of a colliery. In front of this, and on either side of the slogan, is the Welsh dragon and a miner. In the bottom left-hand corner is a picture of Arthur Horner, and in the bottom right-hand corner a picture of Charlie 'Coch' Jones
A picture of a colliery (back).
1950(c)
BAN/14 Morlais Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Forward to Peace and Socialism
A picture of a long line of people which extends into the distance towards a rising sun (both sides).
1960(c)
BAN/15 Mountain Lodge banner.
Slogan: Organise for Unity (both sides)
A five pointed gold star above the world which has a pair of clasped hands (signifying unity) across the front of it.
1960(c)
BAN/16 Newlands Lodge Banner. [Image Available]
Slogan: Lest We Forget (both sides)
On the left of the banner are two miners down a mine, and on the right a picture of Will Paynter, NUM (South Wales Area) President. Both pictures are joined to the slogan by chains (back)
A yellow circle with a miner's lamp, a leek and a colliery winding tower, depicting the emblem of the National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area (back).
1964(c)
BAN/17 NUM (South Wales Area) Banner. [Image Available]
Slogan: Forward to Socialism / Ymlaen i Sosialaeth
At the top of the banner is a picture of a colliery and the surrounding area, including a public house called The Dragon. Below left is a picture of an old fashioned miner with a miner's lamp and pick. Below right is a modern miner with a mechanical drill and an electric lamp. Between the two miners is a mine. Bottom centre a yellow circle with a miner's lamp, a leek and a colliery winding tower, depicting the emblem of the National Union of Mineworkers, (South Wales Area), which is surrounded by a laurel wreath (back).
1954
BAN/18 NUM (South Wales Area) Youth Advisory Committee Banner.
Slogan: The Future Belongs to Youth (front).
Slogan: Youth Unite For Peace and Socialism (back).
The foreground depicts three young people, two of whom are cradling a globe. The young white women is thrusting her arm towards a young black woman in a gesture of friendship (front). The same three people with their backs turned watching a sunrise (back).
1958(c)
BAN/19 Oakdale Navigation Lodge banner. [Image Available]
1960(c)
BAN/20 Risca Lodge Banner. [Image Available]
Slogan: Dawn of a New Era: Nationalisation 1947
A miner's lamp above a golden laurel wreath. Below is a green field with a rising golden sun (both sides).
1954(c)
BAN/21 Seven Sisters Lodge Banner. [Image Available]
Slogan: International Friendship, Policy, Leadership, Unity (both sides)
Slogan: Y Byd Yn Un Mewn Heddwch (front)
On the left of the banner is a colliery winding tower. In the middle is the world with a dove and an olive branch above it (signifying peace). On the right is a miner (front)
A yellow circle with a miner's lamp, a leek and a colliery winding tower, depicting the emblem of the National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area (back).
1955(c)
BAN/22 Treharris Lodge Banner.
Slogan: No Slogan
A hand holding a pick vertically in the air.
1954(c)
BAN/23 Tymawr Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Peace, Progress, Prosperity (both sides)
A picture of a miner looking at a colliery plan. He is standing in front of that colliery and the surrounding countryside (front)
A yellow circle with a miner's lamp, a leek and a colliery winding tower, depicting the emblem of the National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area (back).
1955(c)
BAN/24 Wernos Lodge Banner.
Slogan: An Injury To One Is The Concern Of All
The slogan is from the American "Wobblies", an early twentieth century Marxist/Syndicalist labour movement. There is an inscription on the bottom right-hand corner 'Sutton G C G'.
1945(c)
BAN/25 Werntarw Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Unity is Strength (both sides)
A yellow circle with a miner's lamp, a leek and a colliery winding tower, depicting the emblem of the National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area (back)
This was the first Trade Union Banner to appear on the picket line outside Pentonville Jail in support of the five dockers leaders imprisoned in July 1972.
1958(c)
BAN/27 Park and Dare Lodge Banner.
Slogan: Park and Dare Lodge
No symbols or pictures. Lettering in white.
1956(c)
BAN/28 Brent NALGO / Dulais Valley Miners' Banner.
Slogan: Brent NALGO / Dulais Valley Miners
In the middle is a pair of clasped hands (signifying unity) and in the bottom right-hand corner is a clenched fist.
1984
BAN/29 National Unemployed Workers Committee Movement, Garw Valley Branch Banner.
Slogan: Demand Work Or Full Maintenance At Trade-Union Rates
No symbols or pictures.
nd
BAN/30 National Union of Public Employees Wales Banner.
Slogan: National Union of Public Employees Wales
On either side at the top of the banner are two dark blue dragons. In the middle is a red rising sun, which is surrounded by a triangle with a black border.
nd
BAN/31 CCCP [Soyuz Sovietskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik] Banner.
Slogan: Russian Inscription
A picture of the world with a hammer and sickle over the front of it and the sun below it. This is surrounded by a wreath of wheat (which signifies plenty and co-operation), which has a ribbon with Russian writing wrapped around it.
1950(c)
BAN/32 Chinese Miners' Banner.
Slogan: Chinese Inscription
No symbols or pictures. Chinese lettering in light brown.
1955
BAN/33 DDR [Deutsche Democratische Republik] Banner.
Slogan: No Slogan
East German flag with hammer and dividers surrounded by circle of wheat.
1973
BAN/34 DDR [Deutsche Democratische Republik] Banner.
Slogan: No Slogan
East German flag with hammer and dividers surrounded by circle of wheat.
1973
BAN/35 Japanese Banner.
Slogan: Japanese Inscription
No symbols or pictures. Japanese lettering in white. At the bottom are the letters JISU.
nd
BAN/36 Krasnaya Presna Working Women Banner. [Image Available]
Slogan: Proletarians of all Countries Unite. To the fighting British Miners' wives from the working women of Krasnaya Presna. Moscow, June 1926 (front)
Slogan: 1905 led to the victory of the Krasnaya Presna Working Women. Let your heroic struggle herald you victory over capitalism. Long live the proletarian revolution in Great Britain. Long live its skirmishers, the British Miners (back)
A five pointed star above the world which has a hammer and sickle over the front of it. This is surrounded by a wreath of wheat which has a ribbon with Russian writing wrapped around it (front).
1926
BAN/37 Chichester Labour Party Banner.
Slogan: Chichester Labour Party
No symbols or pictures. Lettering in yellow.
1984
BAN/38 London Congress in Support of the Mining Communities Banner.
Slogan: London Congress in Support of the Mining Communities
A miner's helmet complete with light above a Welsh dragon which in turn is above a silhouette of Tower Bridge.
1985
BAN/39 Mid Rhondda Marchers Banner.
Slogan: Mid-Rhondda Marchers
No pictures or symbols.
1936

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