Flickr: Tower Colliery, South Wales
"(...) Tower closed. And so – led by no band, but instead walking heads up to the continuous applause of a large crowd lining the way – the men marched on Friday away from the pit.
"Silence was right because everyone has memories," affirmed Tyrone O'Sullivan (...)". [ x ]
"Finally, though, the coal has run out and yesterday the Tower miners, together with wives and families, gathered and marched away from the pithead. In a biting wind that howled off the Brecon Beacons, they reached the end of the pit road, turned, and tipped their union banner towards the mine in tribute.
It was a time for memories, good and bad (...)". [ x ]
"We've created a workers' owned company ... We've mined the last ounce of coal, so that makes us so proud ... "
"The last wheel then, will be the last wheel to turn in the South Wales mining area ... "
"Our final tribute must be to that pit there".
[ Tyrone O'Sullivan - Tower Colliery Miners, YouTube]