South Wales Coalfield Collection

Afan Lido Rally

Ref No. Description Dates
VID/96 Speech by Scargill, Arthur at Afan Lido Rally.
Part of a speech made by Arthur Scargill at an NUM Rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot. He talks about pit closures, wages, the policy of the National Coal Board and the upcoming ballot on strike action.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 12 mins 23 secs.
1984
VID/97 Speech by Daly, Lawrence at Afan Lido Rally.
Edited speech made by Lawrence Daly at an NUM rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot. He talks about the need for unity, wages, the overtime ban, retirement at 55, the four day week, the upcoming ballot on strike action and A J. Cook.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 11mins 31secs.
1984
VID/98 Speech by McGahey, Mick at Afan Lido Rally.
Speech made by Mick McGahey at an NUM rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot. He talks about the importance of the struggle ahead, the overtime ban and safety regulations, the miners' wage claims, the upcoming ballot for strike action, pit closures and the attack on the British trade union movement.
Covers period : 1984 (c).
Running time : 13mins 23secs.
1984
VID/99 Speech by Williams, Emlyn at Afan Lido Rally.
Speech made by Emlyn Williams at an NUM rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot. He talks about imported coal and coal from licensed mines going to power stations in South Wales, the strategy of the National Coal Board, the 1981 strike, lack of investment and development in South Wales, pit closures and the upcoming ballot for strike action.
Covers period : 1981-1984 (c).
Running time : 10mins 18secs.
1984
VID/100 Interview of two miners.
Interview of two miners about why they are attending an NUM rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot, why they support strike action, pit closures and why they are not prepared to accept a smaller wage increase or a pay cut.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : 2 mins 5 secs.
1984
VID/101 Interview of Rees, George.
Interview of George Rees, General Secretary NUM (South Wales Area) about the purpose of the NUM rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot, why the National Coal Board does not like the linking of wages and pit closures, the leadership of Arthur Scargill, the difficulties ahead, the losses made by the South Wales coalfield in the previous year, the lack of investment and the problems in other coalfields.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : 3mins 51secs.
1984
VID/102 Interview of Oakdale Lodge representative.
Interview of a representative of Oakdale Lodge (first name Garry). He talks about why men from Oakdale are attending the NUM rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot, redundancies at Oakdale, the feeling amongst the rank and file, the lack of investment in pits in South Wales, the lack of alternative pits to transfer to and the link between wages and pit closures.
Covers period : 1984.
Running time : 3mins.
1984
VID/103 Film of audience, Afan Lido Rally.
This is a recording of the audience during parts of some of the speeches at the NUM rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot.
Covers period : 1981-1984 (c).
Running time : 10 mins 3 secs.
1984
VID/171 National Union of Mineworkers, Afan Lido Rally.
An edited version of the recordings on SWCC : VID/96 - SWCC : VID/103 of the National Union of Mineworkers rally at the Afan Lido Sports Centre, Port Talbot.
Running time : 100mins (approx).
1984

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