Bath time by the fire.

Bath time by the fire. which I had when I was four in a big tin bath on a Sunday.

Genuine Vintage Thomas & Williams Welsh Miners Safety Lamp. Thomas and Williams were my paternal grandparent's surnames.

Genuine Vintage Thomas & Williams Welsh Miners Safety Lamp

Thomas and Williams were my paternal grandparent's surnames.

There were more miners strikes in the early 80s due to a mass closure of pits, I remember the passion and resentment of the miners as they battled  to keep their jobs. This is a poem written by a miners wife.

There were more miners strikes in the early due to a mass closure of pits, I remember the passion and resentment of the miners as they battled to keep their jobs. This is a poem written by a miner's wife

Miner washing at home in tin bath - before the days of the pithead baths.

Miner washing at home in tin bath - I can imagine my great-uncles as the child watching their father washing up.

Tonypandy Square, showing the Cardiff and Clydach Vale Bus stops - no date

Back to the Rhondda again, the caption on this one says " Tonypandy Square, showing the Cardiff and Clydach Vale Bus stops"

Cardiff castle and World Cup rugby ball feature on the day before it was dismantled . Unfortunately not my pic ( I was unable to get a pic while there, too ill to make it to the castle)

Cardiff castle and World Cup rugby ball feature on the day before it was dismantled . Unfortunately not my pic ( I was unable to get a pic while there, too ill to make it to the castle)

Cambrian Colliery, Clydach Vale, c.1910, from the Welsh Coal Mines web site.  http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/

Cambrian Colliery, Clydach Vale, c.1910, from the Welsh Coal Mines web site. http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/

The abandoned power house at the old Glamorgan Colliery, Llwynypia, a strategic target of protestors during the Tonypandy Riots/Cambrian Colliery Dispute

The abandoned power house at the old Glamorgan Colliery, Llwynypia, a strategic target of protestors during the Tonypandy Riots/Cambrian Colliery Dispute

Two Working Class Heroes : Civil Rights activist, Paul Robeson with  Welsh politician & Socialist Nye Bevan in Wales,1958.

Two Working Class Heroes : Civil Rights activist, Paul Robeson with Welsh politician & Socialist Nye Bevan in

We love Clark's Pies. RIP Dennis Dutch who has died aged 84

Clark's Pies legend Dennis Dutch dies aged 84

We love Clark's Pies. RIP Dennis Dutch who has died aged 84

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