Glo - people's history online

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 this site.

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 are available to download below.

Bevin Boys [PDF 5MB]

Glo: 'N C bloody B' [PDF 7 MB]

All Poles [PDF 2MB]

The Miners Strike of 1984 [PDF 2.6 MB]

Minreworkers [PDF 4.8 MB]

The forgotten coalfield? [PDF 2MB]

A Cog in the Wheel [PDF 2.4MB]

Big Pit [PDF 5.4MB]

When Dai Became Tommy [PDF 5MB]

Glo issue 10: Cambrian Voices [PDF 2.2MB]

Laughter and Tears [PDF 7.1MB]

Comments (2)

Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
18 September 2017, 08:30

Hi there Laura

Thanks for your enquiry. I will ask our curator and get back to you - it really is a great publication!

Best wishes

Digital Team

Laura O'Dowd
10 September 2017, 00:02
Hi, is it possible to order paper copies of any of the glo coal magazines please? I'm happy to pay for them. Many thanks, Laura
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