This celebration of the South Wales Coalfield is a record of the industry during its last working days. Watercolours and black and white sketches show the life of the mines and the history of the coalfield since its beginnings in the early 19th century through the heyday of "King Coal" when South Wales was the "powerhouse of the empire" to the hardships of the Depression, the post-war rundown and finally the virtual demise of the deep pits. Landscape paintings of the great mines of the coalfield at Big Pit, Taff Merthyr and in the Rhondda are shown alongside details of pit-head gear, working underground, coal-trains and pit ponies. Pictures of the men who worked at the coal face and scenes of their cottages and of the communites above ground, and the landscapes reclaimed by nature as the pits fell silent, pay tribute to a time when the mines were a way of life for many. Captions show the sources of the paintings, and the artist also describes his techniques and working methods.
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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR005920209
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing Ltd 24/07/1997, 1997. Condizione libro: used-good. - This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780750915694
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing Ltd 24/07/1997, 1997. Condizione libro: used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780750915694
Descrizione libro Sutton Pub Ltd, UK, 1997. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Bellamy, David (illustratore). 2nd Edition. Softback 1997 Sutton edition in Near Fine condition with a small bump to the front top right corner of the card cover; 134 pages with many colour paintings by David Bellamy, with text; 9 x 9.75 inches. Codice libro della libreria 011643