Treherbert

2018-7-10 · This level was subsequently purchased by H. Insole for £7,000., in 1862 who sunk a shaft to the steam coal seams, and then by Bunyeat, Brown and Company who purchased the colliery in 1874. It was finally purchased by the Ocean Coal Company in 1926, but was no longer being worked when the mines were nationalised in 1947.

AVON COLLIERY;AFAN COLLIERY, ABERGWYNFI

2009-7-24 · The Inspector of Mines noted that it employed 559 men producing steam coal in 1896. It was taken over by the Great Western Railway Company in 1905 and by 1908 had a workforce of 907. In 1912 the Ocean Coal Company took over the running of …

Wikizero

It is a part of the Upper Afan Valley. It used to be a coal mining village, and is directly below Abergwynfi. The source of the River Afan is at the top of the nearby mountain. Sport . Blaengwynfi is home to a local football team, Gwynfi United. Notable residents

Aber and Blaengwynfi Patriotic Fund

Aber and Blaengwynfi Patriotic Fund. Facsimile of a list of names to include on the proposed war memorial. Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi are two former mining villages situated on either side of the River Afan, beyond Port Talbot and up towards the top of the valley. In 1875 there was practically nothing there, but as coal mines were developed in ...

Blaegwynfi Colliery

 · as Blaengwynfi, reports known in 1891, 1900, 1907 and 1926. as Perch''s Pits, report known in 1892 and as New Glyncorrwg, report known in 1895. Now apart from the pits, there was a drift/level, as reports in 1892 referred to coal being struck in the drift and a report of 1896 referred to a level working the Glyncorrwg seam.

Durham Mining Museum

Source: 1923 Colliery Year Book and Coal Trades Directory. Published by The Louis Cassier Co. Ltd., from a copy held in the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, Midlothian Collieries/Mines Owned

Glyncorrwg

2021-4-1 · Glyncorrwg is a village and parish in the Afan Valley in Glamorgan.For civil purposes it contains the villages of Abergwynfi, Blaengwynfi, Croeserw, Cymmer, Abercregan, Duffryn and Glyncorwg itself.The population of Glyncorrwg as a community, was recorded as 5,544 in the 2001 census, reducing to 5,283 at the 2011 census. The population of the electoral ward mentioned above …

Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi Commemorative War Medal …

2009-7-24 · Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi Commemorative War Medal awarded to Stanley Vaughan Hanford of the R.F.C. No.27 Squadron. Inscription: ''PRESENTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF ABER & BLAENGWYNFI FOR WAR SERVICE 1914-19''. Stanley Hanford served in France and Germany. He worked in as a collier at Ocean Colliery.

Blaengwynfi Colliery Shaft Accident

BLAENGWYNFI. Garw Valley, Glamorganshire. 30th. September, 1891. The colliery was the property of the Glyncorrwg Colliery Company, Limited, and eight sinkers lost their lives in an overwinding accident. The Inspector commented: My opinion was and still is, that the engineman had his attention taken off his work for amount by...

Rhondda-Swansea Bay Railway, including stations at …

Rhondda-Swansea Bay Railway, including stations at Cymmer, Blaengwynfi and Cynonville Halt. Reverse shows Gyfylchi Chapel, 1895. 1909-1958 SWMM/X/84/1-3 Peckett Locomotive No.2116 working at the Britton Ferry Steel Co. Ltd., Albion Steel Works, also 2 other steam engines, Class 1960 and Herbert Eccles. 1935-1948 SWMM/X/85/1-4

Contracts Finder Archive | data.gov.uk

2015-5-25 · Minewater Treatment Schemes: Coal Site Benefit Assessments Tram Road, Pontllanfraith Trosnant, Pontypool Gwynfi, Blaengwynfi Alexandra Drift, Flockton Shepley Dyke, Nr Shepley January 2014 Proposal Prepared for The Coal Authority Risk & Policy Analysts Limited, Farthing Green House, 1 Beccles Road, Loddon, Norfolk, NR14 6LT, UK

Tonypandy and the Rhondda – Cutlock & Co

He was in the Somerset mines before moving to Tonypandy by 1901. Oliver Woodland, who married Ellen Susan Selina Osborne, was also from Radstock and a miner there before arriving in Blaengwynfi by 1901. The marriage appears to be in Somerset 1898, despite Ellen Susan living in the Rhondda at 1891. Most worked as plain coal …

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Abergorki Colliery at Treorchy. 1900

Views of Blaengwynfi, Afan Valley showing underground refuge holes, piling operations at surface, ... Glyncorrwg Colliery, including the first wagon of coal mined from the pit. 1906-1963 SWMM/X/52/1-8. Pit bottom at Glyncorrwg, South Pit. n.d. (1950s) SWMM/X/52/8-10. ... Collection Of Photographs Relating To The Coal Mining Communities SWMM/X/6 ...

Timeline of mining accidents in south wales/Avon valley

2015-7-29 · The decision to sink the pit came about upon the completion of the Bridgend to Blaengwynfi branch of the Great Western Railway. The chairman, Sir. Daniel Gooch, decided to supply its locomotives with coal from his own mine. Like all mines there …

Abergorki Colliery at Treorchy. 1900

Views of Blaengwynfi, Afan Valley showing underground refuge holes, piling operations at surface, men at Ballarat Level, pit head baths and the railway station. n.d. (1969) SWMM/X/8/1-13

Blaengwynfi and beyond – Cutlock & Co

BLAENGWYNFI. Garw Valley, Glamorganshire. 30th. September, 1891. The colliery was the property of the Glyncorrwg Colliery Company, Limited, and eight sinkers lost their lives in an overwinding accident. The Inspector commented: My opinion was and still is, that the engineman had his attention taken off his work for amount by...

North Rhondda Colliery, Glyncorrwg, Neath Port Talbot ...

North Rhondda Colliery, Glyncorrwg, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, UK : Mine Owner(s): 1910-1946 North Rhondda Colliery Co. Ltd 1947-1960 National Coal Board

Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway

2020-5-13 · Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway. The Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway connected the coal mines of the Rhondda Valley to the Swansea Bay ports. Connecting with the Taff Vale Railway at Treherbert, it had branches to Aberavon and Port Talbot docks. It was later extended to Swansea and a branch to Neath was added, bringing the total length to 31 miles.

Rhondda tunnel checked ahead of detailed examination

2017-12-4 · The tunnel, which is 1.8 miles (3km) long, runs between Blaencwm and Blaengwynfi. It was used by trains taking coal from the Rhondda mines to the ports of …

Forty Years of Regeneration in the Upper Afan Valley

2017-12-8 · in the 1860s which enabled coal to be extracted on a large scale. Glyncorrwg pit quickly became a booming business, followed by Cymmer in the 1870s, Dyffryn in 1890, and Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi in 1892/3. Between 1861 and 1901 the population of the parish of Glyncorrwg grew ten-fold, from roughly 600 people to well over 6,000.

Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi were the last of the mining ...

2011-12-19 · Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi were the last of the mining villages to develop in the Afan valley. The villages were built almost entirely between 1892-93 following the building of the Swansea Bay Railway, linked by a tunnel some two miles long to the Rhondda Valley. Houses were built for workers of the companies who owned the railway or sunk coal ...

NCB Collieries

A drift driven in 1962 on site of New Cross Hands Colliery. Reopened by Coal Investments PLC, but appears to have closed in 1994. Closed – 05/05/1962. See East. (Maerdy Pit closed in 1948, Steer Pit on 02/02/1959 and East Pit in 1962). Merged with Brynlliw. Closed 08/05/1981.

The Cape of No Hope

2018-11-13 · Aber and Blaengwynfi are generally referred to as "The Cape" by residents of the two villages. That comes from when the villages were marketed as "The Cape of Good Hope" during the years when coal mining was very important to the valleys. But that''s all gone now, and when the mines went, the work went too. From that, people''s hope and dreams of a good life went too. Even though ...

Mining Disasters in Great Britain

2021-2-8 · MINING DISASTERS IN GREAT BRITAIN (Master List) Notes by Ian Winstanley. CONTENTS 1850-4 CHOWBENT. Gib Field Pit. Atherton, Lancashire. 11th. February, 1850. FOGGS ...

Glyncorrwg Colliery, Scattern, Ynyscorrwg, Corrwgrhondda

2019-3-19 · From the Inspector of Mines list 1896, there were 181 men employed, producing Steam and Manufacturing coal. Later company acquired the nearby Corrwg Rhondda, which was begun in the early 1890''s and previously owned by the Corrwg Rhondda Colliery Co. Ltd., employing 244 men in 1896, producing House coal.

Afan Valley: Then And Now

2011-12-19 · Afan Valley: Then And Now. Home > Railways. The settlement of the Afan valley resulted from the development of the mining industry from the late 1850s. Railways were built into the valley to work these coal deposits and provide links with metal …

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

1998-2-3 · Glamorganshire''s Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines. Britain''s Active Mining History Society. From the Tables compiled by Joseph T. Robson, H.M spector for the South Wales District in his Report for 1896. List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Glamorganshire, during the Year 1896.

Avon Colliery

2021-9-16 · Avon Colliery was the first mine to fully utilise 1000volts for all its face equipment. A key feature of this mine was its high employee productivity and good industrial relations. 1973 - For most of the period between 1973 and 1987 the mine …