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Coal Valley Short Film (Full Length) – 1979 Documentary

Coal Valley

Short Film (Full Length) – 1979 Documentary

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Many of the independent miners follow in a family tradition. All of them value the freedom that working a leasehold claim offers in living their own unique way of life.
– From the narration
I don’t think you’d find any better or sounder jokers as far as working mates are concerned. They tend to help one another more … and they’ve just got that little bit extra special breed about them: hard workers, real hard workers. They’ve got to be. And you certainly have got to be accepted, because they just won’t take any Tom, Dick or Harry into the group that’s working the seam of coal.
– Mine manager Jimmy O’Donoghue