History of the Gwent Collieries

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 head-frame. 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 the ... 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 »

Rose Heyworth Colliery Pithead Baths – Story

The Pithead Baths Proposal. In March 1929 a proposal was presented to the workers at the Rose Heyworth Colliery to have a pithead baths built for the benefit of the coal miners. In July 1929 a ballot was held to see if the workmen really wanted a pithead baths to be built in the first place and to put forward ... Read More »

Mrs Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name

Mrs 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 Rose Heyworth was in about 1876-77, though may well have been later ... 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 »

Rose Heyworth Colliery Surface Plan

Rose Heyworth Colliery Surface Plan. Abertillery New Mine – Rose Heyworth Section. Rose Heyworth Colliery Surface Plan. Original N.C.B. plan. Size 6′ x 2′ foot.  Rose Heyworth Colliery and Cwmtillery Colliery had always been connected below ground from the time of the former’s sinking in 1874, though in 1959 a new drift was driven between the two mines and from ... 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 1790’s at Langyfelach, Glamorgan. Some documents have him with differing age. I believe he married a Margaret (no information) she was from the same town Langyfelach, Glamorgan and was born in 1800. An advertisement from the Monmouthshire Merlin newspaper (as seen left) dated ... Read More »

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