History of the Gwent Collieries

Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name

Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name. The Rose Heyworth Colliery was sunk in 1874 under the directorship of Mr Lawrence Heyworth Managing Director¬† of the South Wales Colliery Company.¬† The Company already owned Cwmtillery (The South Wales Colliery) and the first coal raised at Roseheyworth was in 1876-77, though may well have been later as it is ... Read More »

Mining School – Crumlin

Mining School – Crumlin Monmouthshire. Prior to established Mining Schools and Colleges, the various aspects of advanced mining education in connection with Colliery Officials and Management etc was usually given at local schools in the coal mining districts. These mining classes were usually held after normal school hours under the Technical Instruction Committees. During the rapid expansion of the coal ... Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery Surface Plan

Roseheyworth Colliery Surface Plan. Abertillery New Mine – Roseheyworth Section. Roseheyworth Colliery Surface Plan. Original plan. Size 6′ x 2′ foot.¬†   Roseheyworth Colliery and Roseheyworth Colliery was always connected, though in 1959 a new drift was driven between the two mines and from then on the two collieries became known as Abertillery New Mine, with each individual pit becoming ... Read More »

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 Tyr Nicholas Colliery, Cwmtillery Colliery, progressing, purchased by Mr John Russell the previous year being expanded under the supervision of Mr Martin of Risca and the progress of the Penybont Colliery Sinking under the supervision of Mr Matthew Habakkuk of ... 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 »

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