Monday, March 04, 2013

"The Price of Coal" (23 March, Swansea)

Roadshow: The Price of Coal

Sat 23rd March 2013
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Disability history roadshow at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, 23rd March 2013 (10am–4pm).

Did you or a member of your family work in the coal industry in south Wales? Did you face difficult working conditions or the constant threat of accident? Did you experience injury, illness or disease as a result of this work? If so, come along to the Disability History Roadshow at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea on Saturday 23 March 2013 between 10am and 4pm. The Roadshow will focus on the human costs of this most dangerous of industries and explore the consequences for the people of the mining communities of south Wales. It will include:
  • talks by historians on the industry and working conditions;
  • historic documentary films on disease and disability;
  • photos, documents and archives;
  • readings of poetry and historical sources;
  • medical equipment;
  • archivists on hand to discuss any historical documents relating to the coal industry that you might wish to bring along.
Come and find out more about how our fathers and grandfathers, working in the bowels of the earth, faced danger, disease and death in the course of their daily lives and paid the heavy price of coal.

Confirmed speakers and guests include: Rhodri Morgan, Hywel Francis MP, Steven Thompson (Aberystwyth University), Ben Curtis (Aberystwyth University), Anne Borsay (Swansea University), David Turner (Swansea University).