100 years ago today – Churchill and Tonypandy

On November 9 1910 troops were despatched to the Rhondda and Cynon Valleys in response to industrial unrest and rioting in support of striking miners. Read the succinct Wiki. – and Rhondda Cynon Taf have a nice web-site. Tonypandy girl Carolyn Hitt writes very well: My own knowledge of the Rhondda’s most compelling historical event had also been passed down the generations. As the youngest child of my grandmother’s youngest child – her 12th – I had the oldest Nan …

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