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In the 1980s while most pits in Britain faced closure one pit, Big Pit in Blaenavon, South Wales, opened up not as a mine but as a museum. This is the story of a pit that defines Britain's painful ...leap from an industrial to a post-industrial age. It's a story of one community that fought to celebrate its industrial past and in the process became a beacon of hope for its community and the region. Local residents and historians recount their part in Blaenavon's extraordinary fight for survival.
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Series: Saving Britain's past
Recording date: 04-2009
Published: 2009
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Duration: 00:28:05
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Producer: Rosie Schellenburg
Presenter: Tom Dyckhoff
Publisher: BBC Open University
Link to related site: Website:
Subject terms: Historic preservation; Historic sites--Conservation and restoration; Bath (England) --Buildings, structures, etc
Production number: FKAE227F
Videofinder number: 8085
Available to public: no