Miners using a pneumatic drill, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, 25 June 1931.

Jarche, James

 
Miners using a pneumatic drill, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, 25 June 1931.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

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'To clear a pasage through rock or stone, one man drills whilst his mate loads the debris into trucks. Compresed air for the drills is brought along the galleries.' Photograph taken by James Jarche of the Daily Herald newspaper for a series of articles called 'In Search of Wales' written by H V Morton, (1934). The pictures included the first flash photographs taken underground, which involved a considerable risk of an explosion. The articles were later published together in a book.

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© Daily Herald Archive / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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