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Lest We Forget: Unfurling the South Wales Coalfield Banner Collection

"Despite all the modern means of electronic communication, there is still nothing to move the heart and stir the pride like the proud rippling of a painted sail against the wind, borne aloft by the hands of the working people, marching for the great and lasting cause of labour, the hope of the world." --John Gorman in Banner Bright (1973)

The Welsh historian Gwyn Alf Williams once said banners are the "memory of a movement." This is certainly the case with the banners of the South Wales miners. With slogans such as "Workers of the World Unite for Peace and Socialism" (Abercrave Lodge banner), "An Injury to One is the Concern of All" (Wernos ...

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