This note appeared on one of my other lists yesterday:
Anyone with coal miner ancestors might be interested in this progamme which
started this week.
Three families are transported back to the south Wales coalfield in 1927
this BBC Wales living history series.
The men and boys over 14 go to work in a coal mine, which involves a 7 mile
walk to work which last night was in the pouring rain.
Meanwhile, the women had to run the home under 1927 conditions and wages,
keeping the family fed, watered and clean which includes taking in lodgers
to supplement their income.
The website about the programme is at