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Llanhilleth colliery workers are invited to reunion

A REUNION of ex-miners and staff who worked at Llanhilleth Colliery is to take place next week.

Organisers, the Rev Viv Nicholls, Minister at Zion Congregational Church and Llanhilleth Miners Institute, are appealing for any former staff to join them at Llanhilleth Institute.

Miss Nicholls, whose grandfather Ted Nicholls was compensation secretary for the Llanhilleth Colliery for more than 40 years, said the reunion follows an overwhelming response from former staff and local people to an appeal to install three stained glass windows at her church to commemorate the colliery last year.

The reunion is being held to bring former workers at the colliery, which closed in 1969, together to reminisce about times gone.

Guest of honour is Tyrone O’Sullivan, of Tower Colliery with a performance from Cwm Male Voice Choir. Anyone wanting to attend the event at 5pm on July 24 should contact Miss Nicholls by e-mail at or on 07970 787070.

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