South Wales Coalfield Collection

"Miners In The Modern World"

Ref No. Description Dates
VID/80 Lecture - "The Inheritance of the South Wales Miners" given by George Ewart Evans.
Lecture given by George Ewart Evans. Part of the Llafur / NUM (South Wales Area) / Oral History Society conference on "The Miners in the Modern World" held at the University of Wales, Swansea. This is preceded by introductory speeches and followed by questions.
Covers period : 1900-1980 (c).
Running time : 108mins 33secs.
11.4.1980
VID/81 Lecture - "The US Miners in the 1970's" given by John Gaventa.
Lecture given by John Gaventa. Part of the Llafur / NUM (South Wales Area) / Oral History Society conference on "The Miners in the Modern World" held at the University of Wales, Swansea. Followed by questions.
Covers period : 1876-1979 (c).
Running time : 47mins 46secs.
4.1980
VID/82 Workshop / Lecture Reports.
Reports by the chairmen of some of the workshops / lectures that made up the Llafur / NUM (South Wales Area) / Oral History Society conference on "The Miners in the Modern World" held at the University of Wales, Swansea..
Running time : 22mins 55secs.
13.4.1980
VID/83 Lecture - "1972 : The Dawn of a New Era" given by Mick McGahey.
Lecture given by Mick McGahey on the 1972 miners strike and its legacy. Part of a Llafur / NUM (South Wales Area) / Oral History Society conference on "The Miners in the Modern World" held at the University of Wales, Swansea. Followed by questions.
Covers period : 1947-1974 (c).
Running time : 97mins 33secs.
4.1980
VID/84 Lecture - "Chile and Bolivia" given by Ted McKay.
Lecture given by Ted McKay on the political, social and working conditions faced by the miners of Chile and Bolivia. Part of the Llafur / NUM (South Wales Area) / Oral History Society conference on "The Miners in the Modern World" held at the University of Wales, Swansea. This is preceded by a song about the Spanish Civil War. The lecture is followed by a statement by two Bolivian representatives and the screening of a film about Bolivia but for most of the statement and all the film there is no picture, only sound.
Running time : 75mins 36secs.
4.1980
VID/85 Lecture - "Nationalisation 1947 : The Dawn of a New Era" given by Phil Weekes.
Lecture given by Phil Weekes giving his personal experiences of nationalisation and what it meant. Part of the Llafur / NUM (South Wales Area) / Oral History Society conference on "The Miners in the Modern World" held at the University of Wales, Swansea. Followed by questions.
Covers period : 1938-1980 (c).
Running time : 84mins.
4.1980
VID/86 Lecture - "Writing about Miners" given by Malcolm Pitt and Margot Heinemann.
Lecture given by Malcolm Pitt and Margot Heinemann on writing about coal mining in fact and fiction. Pitt talks about the NUM (Kent Area), its role in the 1972 strike and the book he wrote about it. Heinemann talks about the coal industry in the 1930's and 40's, the book she wrote to promote nationalisation and the novel she wrote about coal mining. Part of the Llafur / NUM (South Wales Area) / Oral History Society conference on "The Miners in the Modern World" held at the University of Wales, Swansea..
Covers period : 1936-1980 (c).
Running time : 66mins 43secs.
4.1980

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