Being half Welsh, with family roots in the mining territory, this has been a fascinating experience for me. During the whole process, I was thinking about how the men and women through the years have left their mark on these trousers and now it's my turn. I do hope that what I've done is sympathetic to the original makers and all those through the generations that have worked on them. My name might not be on there, but maybe, in years to come, someone else will be adding their mark to the trousers and wondering about those that passed before.
Watch the video to see the repairs I've made and to hear the reasons why I have done them in the way I have.