Coal House [DVD] 
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This living history series transports three families back to the south of Wales coalfield of the 1920s. The families swap their modern luxuries for the harsh reality of daily life of a coalmining family, living in coalminers' cottages without heating, running water, washing machines, TV and computers, and of course, for the men, there are long days down the mines.
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The program follows an easy line to begin with then throws in some interesting twists such as a lack of work for the miners as genuine illness that effects some of the children during the making of the series.
The program has the effect of drawing you in and making you want to watch more and more of the families lives - almost making me want to live the life myself! I found myself sat for hours and hours every night until I had completed the entire set of DVD's (and I dont watch much TV usually). I know it is a repeat of the broadcast series but I would definately recommend this DVD for not only a mining enthusiast but also anyone that is generally interested in the life and history of the Welsh 1920's.
Looking forward to the next series of the Coal House. Happy customer indeed!
Looks forward to seeing a DVD produced for the Coal House War years
I highly recommend both this series and many others in the genre.
What a wonderful dvd set. I enjoyed this bit of history immensely. Three modern families were selected to live 3 weeks as 1927 families in a small pit community, the men went to work down in the pits, everyone lived in very small cramped cottages (2 rooms up & 2 down). There was no running water, no central heat, no electricity. I really enjoyed the interaction between everyone & the coming together of families & neighbors. These families, & we viewers as witnesses, could really feel the desparate times in Welsh mining villages during the 1920s. I will be watching this series many times over.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This film just makes you fell how well off we are now,great to look back,but I think I would rather live now.Published 10 months ago by J.R.HARRIES
that was on bbc.takes 21st century familys they have live as 19th century miners in museum/cottages in blanavon.. great series!Published on 28 Feb. 2014 by dark magic
They had great families participating in this and the information given about life and work at those times was incredibly interesting. Read morePublished on 14 Sept. 2013 by Elli