A Day in a Coal Mine: The Big Pit Mine in Blaenafon, Wales

Mining was part of my family’s heritage. Most of the men (and some of the women) were coalminers in the coal-pits of Wales. I grew up listening to my father’s mining stories. But it wasn’t until I visited the Big Pit Mine in Wales that I was able to experience something of what that life was like. Kitted out in a helmet, cap lamp, battery pack and a miner’s belt, I entered the pit-cage and ... Read Full Article