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Front cover of the Picture Post, dated 21 September 1940.
Front cover of the Picture Post, dated 21 September 1940.
COAL magazine from the National Coal Board
COAL magazine, produced by the National Coal Board from May 1947. It later became COAL NEWS.

All issues of the magazine Glo are now available on Rhagor.

The style of Glo is based on the photojournalistic magazine Picture Post and compliments the excellent St Fagans publication Homefront, which commemorated Welsh life during the Second World War.

Glo is also similar in appearance to COAL, the National Coal Board's magazine, first published in 1947.

Glo can best be described as a 'people's history' magazine; people are asked to contribute their own views, images and experiences of a particular topic.

A selection of stories and images from the magazines are also available on Rhagor as individual articles, each linking to the relevant issue of Glo.

Issues published to date have been:

  1. 'Bevin Boys': Conscription into the mines during the Second World War
  2. 'NC-Bloody-B' The nationalization of the coal industry
  3. 'All Poles?' Foreign workers in the Welsh coal fields
  4. 'Strike!' The 1984/5 Miners' Strike
  5. Mineworkers
  6. North Wales: The Forgotten Coalfield?
  7. A Cog in the Wheel
  8. Big Pit


Issues are available to download below.


Glo - remembering the war pdf dowload
Bevin Boys [pdf 5MB]


Glo - National Coal Board pdf dowload
Glo: 'N C bloody B' [7 MB]


Glo - Foreign workers in the Welsh Coalfields - pdf dowload
All Poles [pdf 2MB]
GLO - The Miners strike of 1984
The Miners Strike of 1984 [PDF 2.6 MB]


Minreworkers [4.8 MB]
Minreworkers [4.8 MB]


The forgotten coalfield? [PDF 2MB]
Glo Edition 7 - A Cog in the Wheel
A Cog in the Wheel [PDF 2.4MB]


Big Pit [PDF 5.4MB]
Big Pit [PDF 5.4MB]
When Dai Became Tommy [PDF 5MB]
When Dai Became Tommy [PDF 5MB]


Article Date: 2 September 2014

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