Welsh miners singing carols, 1943.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a group of miners singing Christmas carols underground at the Bryn Varteg Colliery, Ystradgynlais, Wales, taken by Esten for the Daily Herald newspaper on 23 December, 1943. These miners and a pit pony are lit atmospherically by the light from their safety lamps. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.