Follow the Banner

The miners’ banners of South Wales display a remarkable uniformity of political outlook, with slogans and images calling for world peace, racial equality, brotherhood of man, and international solidarity for workers.


These examples, mostly dating from the 1950s onwards, are typical:

‘Workers of the World Unite for Socialism’ Abercrave Lodge

‘International Friendship, Policy, Leadership, Unity’ Seven Sisters Lodge

‘Onward to Socialism and the Liberation of Mankind’ Cambrian Lodge

‘Forward to Peace and Socialism’ Morlais Lodge

‘For Solidarity of All Miners’ Blaengwrach Lodge

‘The Future is Ours Through Socialism’ Fernhill Lodge

'Peace Forward to Socialism' Mardy Lodge