History of the Gwent Collieries

North Griffin Colliery – Bailey’s Pit, Blaina

North Griffin Colliery – Bailey’s Pit, Blaina. The Griffin Colliery was locally known as Bailey’s Pit and was along with all the deep mines in the area originally a water balance pit. The colliery was situated just north of Inkerman Row, West Side, Blaina. The colliery is shown on the section of the Messrs J. & C. Bailey brothers sales ... Read More »

Celynen South Colliery

Celynen South Colliery. The South Celynen Colliery originally known as just the Celynen Colliery was sunk by The Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Company Limited. The company was started on the 17th February 1873 when communications between Mr John Cory, Mr Richard Cory Jnr, Mr Thomas Beynon and Theophilus John Beynon (trading under the name or firm of T. ... Read More »

The Vivian Colliery – A Brief History

The Vivian Colliery a Brief History. The Sinking of the Vivian and the Gray Collieries 1889. The Vivian and the Gray Collieries were sunk at the same time under the directorship of the owners Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Company. Tenders were invited for the sinking in January 1889. The Cutting of the Sod Ceremony. On Tuesday 19th February 1889 the ... Read More »

The Vivian Colliery – List of Fatalities

The Vivian Colliery – List of Fatalities. This list of deaths at the Vivian Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers and Ancestry files. This page is fluid will be updated as more information is received. Entries with an asterisk* after the date signify that the name and date was taken from Ancestry and cannot ... Read More »

The Gray Colliery – A Brief History

The Gray Colliery – A Brief History. Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Co. The Sinking of the Gray and the Vivian Collieries 1889. The Vivian Colliery at Six Bells and the Gray Colliery at Abertillery were sunk at the same time under the directorship of the owners Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Company. Tenders were invited for the sinking in January 1889. ... Read More »

The Gray Colliery – List of Fatalities

The Gray Colliery – List of Fatalities. This list of deaths at the Gray Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers and Ancestry files. This page is fluid and will be updated as more information is received. Entries with an asterisk* after the date signify that the name and date was taken from Ancestry and ... Read More »

Penybont Tillery Colliery – Early History

The Penybont Tillery Colliery. Between 1846 and 1848 the sinking of the Penybont Tillery Colliery under the ownership of Messrs T. P. and D. Price of Brecon began on the Greenmeadow Estate, Penybont, owned by Mr Stothert, of Bath. Mr Matthew Habakkuk was the underground surveyor and engineer in charge during its sinking. Messrs T. P. Price & D. Price ... Read More »

Penybont Tillery Colliery – List of Fatalities

Penybont Tillery Colliery – List of Fatalities. This list of deaths at the Cwmtillery Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers and Ancestry files. This page is fluid and will be updated as more information is received. Entries with an asterisk* after the date signify that the name and date was taken from Ancestry and ... Read More »

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