In 1921, British coal mining employed over one million people. Now, it’s distant memories, abandoned buildings and stark reminders on the landscape.
“And another thing I remember is the blue scars. Every miner had blue scars.”
But Gail needs to know more. She needs to know what her Grandad did in his years underground, and why he never spoke about it. Aubrey could help her, but Aubrey doesn’t want to talk.
“A typical work hard, play hard scenario – it was a dangerous environment down there.”
Told partly through the words of former miners and their families, Beneath the Banner shines a light on the unheard, unseen and untold stories
from the people of coal mining communities. Coal Queens to canaries, pit nurses to pit head baths, courage to comedy, these are their stories.
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