History of the Gwent Collieries

Mr Matthew Habakkuk – Colliery Owner, Agent and Mining Engineer

Mr Matthew Habakkuk – Colliery Owner, Agent and Mining Engineer. Mr Matthew Habakkuk was born in the 1790s at Langyfelach, Glamorgan. Some documents have him with differing age. I believe he married Margaret, she was from the same town Langyfelach, Glamorgan and was born in 1800. An advertisement from the Monmouthshire Merlin newspaper (as seen left) dated January 1838. It ... Read More »

Penybont Colliery Sinking Report 1848

Penybont Colliery Sinking Report 1848. A newspaper report from the Principality Newspaper dated Friday 8th September 1848. It shows the Cwmtillery Colliery progressing, purchased by Mr John Russell the previous year being expanded under the supervision of Mr Martin from Risca and the progress of the Penybont Colliery Sinking under the supervision of Mr Matthew Habakkuk of Abertillery for its ... Read More »

The Report on the Causes of, and Circumstances Attending the Explosion which occurred at Six Bells Colliery, Monmouthshire, on the 28th June 1960.

The Report on the Causes of, and Circumstances Attending the Explosion which occurred at Six Bells Colliery, Monmouthshire, on the 28th June 1960. 15th December, 1960. The Right Honourable Richard Wood, M.P., Minister of Power. Sir. 1. In accordance with your direction under Section 122 of the Mines and Quarries Act, 1954, I held a public inquiry with respect to ... Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery

Roseheyworth Colliery. Roseheyworth Colliery – An image of the Colliery with the original Wooden Headgear and flat winding rope, taken late 1890s early 1900. In the distance (top left) are the waste tips from the Coed Cae Tillery Levels. The tips are now behind the top Arael View houses. The Coal Trucks entering the building (left) are marked John Lancaster. ... Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery

Roseheyworth Colliery. Roseheyworth Colliery – The Colliery taken from the Yard. The following batch of photographs of Roseheyworth Colliery were taken by myself in the Autumn of 1985. Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery

Roseheyworth Colliery. Roseheyworth Colliery – A view the Miner had just before descending the shaft, or the first daylight scene he saw after ascending the shaft and reaching the Bank. The photograph was taken from the cage looking at the Winding House. Through the small gap in the Winding House the winding drum and rope can be seen. Read More »

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