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Four women describe their experience of the 1926 General Strike, life in the 1920s in a South Wales mining village in the Rhondda Valley, and the role of women in the mining community. “A slave to the home” is one participant’s memory of daily life for women – while the men were slaves to the mine owners. The women speak eloquently to camera – they have clearly been put at ease by the filmmakers – as they tell of lost hopes of careers as a teacher or vet, and recall happier times.