The season of 2012/2013 is the fiftieth since men first came out of the coal pit in Banwen, South Wales, and founded the Banwen Miners Hunt. Originally, they hunted foxes in and out of the slag heaps. Today’s meet is at an Indian restaurant – and the hunt is thriving. The coal mining may be gone but the community lives on with this pack of foxhounds that welcomes anyone who loves hunting. Nicky Sadler introduces this item, interviewing Huntsman/Master Peter Astle and former master Jeff Evans.

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This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 169. To watch the whole show go to

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