Miners' banners from the South Wales Coalfield Collection

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 217 SWCC:BAN
  • Dates of Creation
      1926-1985
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      39 Miners' banners from the South Wales Coalfield Collection
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Scope and Content

Miners' banners including Abercrave Lodge Banner; Abernant Lodge Banner; Bargoed Surface Lodge Banner; Blaengwrach Lodge Banner; Britannic Lodge Banner; Cambrian Lodge Banner; Deep Navigation Lodge Banner; Duffryn Rhondda Lodge Banner; Ferndale Lodge Banner; Fernhill Lodge Banner; Gelli Lodge Banner; Lady Windsor Lodge Banner; Mardy Lodge Banner; Morlais Lodge Banner; Mountain Lodge Banner; Newlands Lodge Banner; National Union of Mineworkers [NUM] (South Wales Area) Banner; National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area) Youth Advisory Committee Banner; Oakdale Navigation Lodge Banner; Risca Lodge Banner; Seven Sisters Lodge Banner; Treharris Lodge Banner; Tymawr Lodge Banner;Wernos Lodge Banner; Werntawe Lodge Banner; Merthyr Vale Joint Lodges Banner; Park and Dare Lodge Banner; Brent NALGO [National Association of Local Government Officers]/Dulais Valley Miners' Banner; National Unemployed Workers Committee Movement, Garw Valley Branch Banner; National Unionof Public Employees [NUPE] Wales Banner; CCCP [Soyuz Sovietskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik] Banner; Chinese Miners' Banner; DDR [Deutsche Democratische Republik]Banners; Japanese Banner; Krasnaya Presna Working Women Banner; Chichester Labour Party Banner; London Congress in Support of the Mining Communities Banner; Mid Rhondda Marchers Banner.

Administrative / Biographical History

These marching banners are part of the South Wales Coalfield Collection. The majorityof the banners are from the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area) Lodges, while the other 12 are from a number of different groups. These includea banner from the Krasnaya Presna Working Women brought back from the USSR by a delegation of miners headed by A J Cooke in 1927, and a banner from a delegationof Chinese miners.

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