Miners

Idris Phillips’ Portrait at National Coal Mining Museum

A print of Idris Phillips’ 3-d portrait is featured at The National Coal Mining Museum‘s exhibition about African Caribbean miners contribution to coal mining in the U.K. . The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield recently opened an exhibition “Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage” by the Nottingham New […]

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Screening of “Black Gold” Edwardsville, Treharris

Vision Fountain and Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery had a very full screening of the HLF funded project “Merthyr’s Black Gold” today. We had the entire primary school of over 200 children attending the first screening. The second screening was attended by around 25 relatives and parents and about […]

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Merthyr’s Black Gold – in the news

Merthyr’s Black Gold, vision Fountain’s project in collaboaration with Cyfarthfa Museum and Art Galler and Heritage Lottery Fund  in the news. The project featureed in the Western Mail’s Week-End magazine and on Walesonline. See link: Walesonlinelink Thanks to Will Hayward for covering this important ongoing project.        

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Edwardsville Primary come to Cyfarthafa Castle Museum

Last week was Edwardsville Primary School’s chance to experience an audio visual workshop at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery.  Over 40 children attended the full day workshop. They brought in lots of stories that their relatives had told them,  they took photographs of one another in costumes related to […]

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Walesonline and Wales on Sunday feature Winding House project

Wales online and Wales On Sunday featured our project with the Winding House Museum commemorating 50 years since the closure of Elliot Colliery http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rats-cockroaches-characters-friends-crushed-13824915 All quotes from the article are taken from the interviews we conducted with the ex-miners: Rats, cockroaches, characters, and friends crushed to death – the extraordinary […]

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