#159 – Bargoed Colliery 1977 Part 3

Final selection of scans from Bargoed, this time it’s of the workers. From what I can make out, the photos are by Kjell-Ake Andersson and Mikael Wistrom.  

#158 – Bargoed Colliery 1977 Part 2

 More from Bargoed. I’ve always thought that colliery headstocks / headgears are massively symbolic, more than any other industrial structure. Their great height meant they loomed over their communities as a constant reminder to everyone of their working lives. This selection of photos is about men and machines. The industrial revolution resulted in a huge…

#157 – Bargoed Colliery 1977 Part 1

For a change (as I’ve not even picked up my camera for a month!), I thought I’d post a  few scans from a fascinating Swedish book that a friend of mine sent me, which is a photo essay on the welsh mining industry.  Unfortunately, I don’t speak a word of Swedish, but from what I can…