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stoob

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The Gray Colliery Abertillery, sunk in the late 1880's by Powells Tillery Steam Coal Company.
Believe the Comprehensive School now stands on this site.


stoob

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A Rita Taylor-Pocock picture.


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The Gray Colliery a painting by local artist Roy Saunders.


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Penybont Colliery, previously known as Tillery Colliery and Coedcae Tillery Colliery.
Originally owned by Jaynes Tillery Colliery Company.
In the year 1923 there were 1,010 employed at Penybont.


stoob

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The Vivian Colliery was sunk by Powells Tillery Steam Coal Company in 1889 and at least 3 men lost their lives before the first coal was brought to the surface in 1891.
At the inquest of Tom Moseley in November 1903 it stated that he was the 43rd miner to die from roof falls alone that year.
From a list dated 1923 there were 889 employees at the mine.
In 1954/55 the colliery was included in a report listing the worst 42 in Wales for accidents.
The colliery ceased production in 1958.


stoob

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Vivian Colliery, Six Bells, a Rita Taylor- Pocock picture.


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Vivian Colliery

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A South Wales mining village, a Valerie Ganz painting.


matchy

vivian pit

I remember it well it was our play ground when I was young , what would they say if kids played like that now ?
stoob

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"Matchy" are you talking about the Vivian, it was there when I was in short trousers as well.
stoob

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A Goff Danter print.


stoob

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1904 advertisement, Rhiw Colborn Level.


eddie smith

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matchy

Yes stoob we lived in Griffin st then
stoob

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Yes preferred to take the scenic route to the metropolis myself, can recall an old shoe shop on the end of Castle Street, don't remember seeing many customers though.
Mary Ann

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[quote="stoob:20863"]Yes preferred to take the scenic route to the metropolis myself, can recall an old shoe shop on the end of Castle Street, don't remember seeing many customers though.[/quote]

That was Howards Shoe Shop. It was trading for many years.
stoob

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Thanks for that, never knew the name, believe the Powis family had the garage.
stoob

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Numbers 2 and 3 South Griffin Colliery, the first shaft sunk in 1882. Production ceased in 1921 but the site served Roseheyworth Colliery for a further 30 years for ventilation and pumping purposes.


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South Griffin Colliery a painting by Roy Saunders.


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South Griffin Colliery, when this pit was in full flow during The Great War more than 1,800 were employed here.


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Beynon's Colliery. Originally 3 shafts were sank here in the 1850's
Beynon's absorbed North Blaina and Lower Deep pits in 1923.
The colliery closed in 1975 following an underground fire.


stoob

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North Blaina Pit also known as Rising Sun Pit, New Sun Pit and Stone's Colliery.
Believed originally sunk in 1860, when it closed in 1923 there were 610 men listed working there.


stoob

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Aberbeeg North Colliery opened in 1860. Debatable who opened it though, some sages would have you believe it was the Aberbeeg Colliery Company whilst others state William Webb and his partners Spittle and Partick. The latter group did own it by 1868 prior to selling it to Powell and Sons in 1873. The last owners were major coal exporters Budd and Company who purchased it in 1902 prior to it's closure around 1926.


stoob

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Aberbeeg North, courtesy of Rita Taylor-Pocock.


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Aberbeeg North, pictured around 1923.


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L S Lowry view of Six Bells painted 1962.


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Six Bells Colliery, opened by John Lancaster and Company.
Sinking began in 1892 and winding in 1898.
The colliery was mothballed in 1930 due to lack of trade, but Partridge Jones and John Paton reopened it in 1936 prior to Nationalisation in 1947.
A major disaster occurred here on 28 June 1960 when 45 of 48 colliers working the district perished.
The colliery closed in 1988.


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Six Bells


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Six Bells


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Six Bells


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Six Bells


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Six Bells


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Six Bells


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Six Bells


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Six Bells


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ON THIS DAY

09 FEBRUARY 1895

A bowk carrying six sinkers down the mine shaft at Six Bells capsized and four men perished.

Thomas Day aged 42
John Lamb aged 37
William Matthews aged 35
William Lusty aged 21

James Bennett and David Hideland survived the accident.
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The balance pit at Six Bells in foreground.


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Llanhilleth.

There was limited coal workings in Llanhilleth around 1802 and hauliers rioted in the village in 1820.
Llanhilleth old pit was sunk in the 1850's by W. Crook to the Tillery seam (Red Ash) at a depth of 200 feet. A second shaft was sunk in 1865 to improve the ventilation at a depth of 240 feet.
Later it came under the ownership of the Powell brothers.


stoob

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Llanhilleth

Around 1905, the Cornish beam engine is situated on the number 1 pit to the left of this photograph.


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Llanhilleth 1920's.


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Llanhilleth headframe on number 2 pit in 1975


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Derelict Llanhilleth in the 70's.


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Llanhilleth Collieries.


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Colliery as per engine.


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Cwmtillery Colliery

The first shaft was sunk in 1842 by Thomas Brown at Tyr Nicholas farm. The colliery would later become The South Wales Colliery Company. Serious accidents occurred here in 1857, 1873 and 1876.


stoob

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Cwmtillery 1920's.


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Cwmtillery washery and coke ovens.


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Cwmtillery early 70's.


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Cwmtillery pit bottom late 70's.


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Cwmtillery


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Cwmtillery 1950's.


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"Caradog" at Cwmtillery 1956.


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Dereliction.


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Cwmtillery, a Rita Taylor-Pocock picture.


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Cwmtillery.


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Cwmtillery.


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Cwmtillery.


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Cwmtillery.


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Fastest and longest manriding system in south Wales ?


stoob

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Cwmtillery Canteen Ladies.


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Cwmtillery Tramroad.





stoob

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Pullinger's Level (Green Meadow)
Pre 1880 and listed on 1886 maps
Closed around 1907
Original owners Robins, Smith and Coles.
Also owned by Abertillery Colleries Company and Abertillery and Talywain Red Ash Colleries Company Limited.


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Roseheyworth Colliery sunk 1872 by the South Wales Colliery Company and allegedly named after Colonel Heyworth's wife Rosina.


stoob

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Fitting Shop ?
Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


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Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


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Roseheyworth.



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Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


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Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


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Roseheyworth.


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Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


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Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


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Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


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Roseheyworth.


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Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


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Courtesy of Graham George Bennett.


stoob

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Roseheyworth and Ty Arthur farm pictured 1908.

From reports there were 1,081 men working at Roseheyworth in 1923....804 men in 1938.... and 754 men in 1845.

Roseheyworth closed in October 1986.


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Western Mail, 21 April 1894.


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South Wales Gazette 03 January 1947.


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Dai Deacon - a painting by Valerie Ganz


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Autumn in Six Bells, - a Valerie Ganz painting.


stoob

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Blaenserchan.


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Colliery Offices, Six Bells ?


stoob

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Marine Colliery.


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Six Bells.


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Six Bells.


Dave

Thanks Stoob   i do like to look at these pics
stoob

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Cheers Dave, our old house in Bryn Terrace, last but one Six Bells picture.
stoob

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02CjiD7cDLE

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