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.

The Miners Strike of 1984 [PDF 2.6 MB]
'Strike!' The 1984/5 Miners' Strike
Minreworkers [PDF 4.8 MB]
The forgotten coalfield? [PDF 2MB]
North Wales: The Forgotten Coalfield?
A Cog in the Wheel [PDF 2.4MB]
A Cog in the Wheel
Big Pit [PDF 5.4MB]
Big Pit
When Dai Became Tommy [PDF 5MB]
When Dai became Tommy
Glo issue 10: Cambrian Voices [PDF 2.2MB]
Cambrian Voices
Laughter and Tears [PDF 7.1MB]
Laughter and Tears

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