Pit Bottom to Parliament – Vernon Hartshorn OBE MP

The South Wales Miners’ Museum presents ‘Pit Bottom to Parliament’, an exhibition about the life of Vernon Hartshorn OBE MP. An early trade unionist and Labour politician, Hartshorn fought for improvements in the working lives and conditions of miners and their families, but he has since been largely forgotten. The first Welsh collier to become a Cabinet Minister during the turbulent years of the early 20th century, this exhibition tells the story of Hartshorn’s journey from pit boy to miners’ leader and politician.

An exhibition by the South Wales Miners’ Museum. Sponsored by David Rees AM.