Born and bred in the South Wales Valley of Nantyglo and Blaina. From the day a 14 year lad starts in the pit working along side his father and peers, being frightened, excited and earning but pennies. This is a story of his life, the ups and the downs of life in the deep mines in the 40's to the 60's. Leaving behind the mine's he concentrated on his art work depicting life in the mines all from the memories he held so dear. Chopper held many art exhibitions and was well known throughout the Valleys. Stories that make you laugh and make you cry.