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The Welsh mining village of Maerdy was known as the last working pit in the Rhondda until it closed in 1990. Yet, during the 1920s and 30s Maerdy was notorious as a dangerous hotbed of Communism. In their struggle against poverty and injustice the miners were led by a former preacher, Arthur Homer , who spread the word of revolution. The miners who led dramatic confrontations with the pit owners, the chapel and the police recall the days when Das Kapital replaced the Bible.
Reporter Brian James. Producer Alastair Wilson