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Mr Tom Evans – Jeweller, Abertillery

Mr Tom Evans – Jeweller. Mr Frederick Thomas Evans known as Tom Evans, was born in 1887 at Abertillery, the son of Francis and Elizabeth Evans proprietors of the Royal Oak Inn, Abertillery. The Jewel Box. In 1907 Mr Tom Evans opened a Jewellery Shop at No37 Church Street, Abertillery (as seen to the left in the main featured image ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery – List of Fatalities

Rose Heyworth Colliery Deaths. This list of deaths at the Rose Heyworth Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers. This page will be updated as more information is received. 1882. Mr Daniel Hyde. Died 18th August 1882, aged 25. Mr Hyde tried to cross the pit while the carriage was in motion which crushed his ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery Headgear

Rose Heyworth Colliery Headgear.  In March 1875, during the sinking procedure at the Rose Heyworth Colliery, tenders (as seen left) were invited for the construction of the Pithead Framework the Headgear. A typical framework at this time was a Pitch Pine wooden headgear with flat winding rope (as seen in the main featured image above) and rope guides to guide ... Read More »

CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD/ALSO OTHER ARTISTS…….THAILAND

Side A record 1……. My World Turns All Around Her – Johnny Winter Side A record 2……. Under My Thumb – Wayne Gibson Side B record 3……. Fly Now – Brian Protheroe. Side B record 4……. Can’t Get It Out Of My Head – E.L.O. Label/No ……. Super Sound Stereo/SP-035. Pressed in ……. Thailand Notes ……. There is an error with ... Read More »

Arrael Griffin Colliery, Six Bells – A History 1891-1988

Arrael Griffin Colliery, Six Bells – A History 1891-1988. Mr John Lancaster Snr. Mr John Lancaster (as seen left) first came to the valleys in 1877 to visit the area’s many coal mines and associated works with a view of leasing the Blaina collieries and works. He came back to sign the deal with the Nantyglo and Blaina Company in ... Read More »

Arrael Griffin Colliery, Six Bells – List of Fatalities.

Arrael Colliery, Six Bells Colliery – Fatalities 1890-1897.  This list of deaths at the Arrail Griffin Colliery, Six Bells covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers. The first deaths occurred during the sinking of the No.4 & No.5 shafts at the colliery and are covered in detail on another page, though they are listed below for reference.  ... Read More »

Photometer

Photometer. A Colliery Lamproom Photometer. Manufactured by Oldham & Son Ltd, Lamps. Made from Wood, Metal and Leather. Size 15″ x 10″ x 10″ inches. Date unknown. These Photometers were used to measure the brightness of the Miners Cap Lamps. The inside of the Photometer is painted white with an internal diffuser and a light gauge. The activated Cap Lamp ... Read More »

Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd – Coal Consignment Note

Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd – House Coal Consignment Note. This was a House Coal Consignment Note. From Cwm Colliery Beddau.  Dated 8th December 1937.   House Coal Consignments. House Coal was allocated to all Miners on condition that the Miner had to be a householder or the oldest person in the household that worked in the colliery. Only one person ... Read More »

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