Wales has been slow to recover from the loss of the coal industry in 1984/85.
A quarter of the Welsh population was affected by the loss of this industry!
Land Phil is a philosopher of the land and his aim is to show the great things that we can achieve by treating our environment wisely and responsibly. He is an old miner and although he would never like to return to the hardships of working underground and the toll it took on miners, he will always stand as testament to those hard-working men and boys and the communities they served.
Land Phil saw how the people of the mining communities organised themselves and helped one another and his mission is to show that the fiery essence of these people remains in the valley communities today, waiting to be reignited. The lamp on Land Phil’s helmet is no ordinary lamp - it will project his thoughts and memories, hopes and aspirations and shine a light on Wales’ past, present and future.