Work began today on a memorial to miners who worked at the Point of Ayr Colliery in Flintshire. It was the last deep mine in North Wales.
100 people - including former miners from the site - attended a ceremony there.
Rob Shelley was there to hear their stories.
A memorial to the miners and the colliery is due to be erected by May. It will incorporate the remains of one of the mine's three headframes, which were used to wind men and equipment underground.
Watch the demolition of the colliery's concrete headframe in 1997