Colliery Aerial Ropeways

Six Bells Colliery – Old Waste Tip

Six Bells Colliery – Old Waste Tip. The Six Bells Colliery Site was built close to the waste tips from the Durban Level which was situated up on the Mountain just below where the TV Transmitter is today. The Durban Level owned by T. P. Price (owner of the Penybont/Tillery Colliery was tipping their waste on the grounds opposite the ... Read More »

Six Bells Colliery Aerial Ropeway – Mid Section

Six Bells Colliery Aerial Ropeway – Mid Section. The map shows the Mid Section of the Aerial Ropeway. The Ropeway is seen emerging from the bottom right to the top left. Arael Farm (bottom left) can be seen. The John Lancaster Company is documented as the tenants of the Farm and Arael Farm Coal Level in the 1910-1920s, the Company ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery Aerial Ropeway – Original Tip

Cwmtillery Colliery Aerial Ropeway – Original Tip. The old photograph shows the original Aerial Ropeway and Tip spreading up the mountain from the Cwmtillery Colliery. Points of interest – The large flat tip seen (behind the chimney) was from the Llanerch Padern Coal Level which can be seen (far right). Originally there were tramlines leading from the level to the ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery Aerial Ropeway – Mid Section

Cwmtillery Colliery Aerial Ropeway – Mid Section. The map shows the mid-section of the old route. The Standards on the old route were later dismantled when the Ropeway was turned and the new tip started in the late 1920s. The waste was tipped at various places en-route resulting in the valley being covered in waste from the collieries and many ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery Aerial Ropeway – Lower and New Section

Cwmtillery Colliery Aerial Ropeway – Lower and New Section. The map shows the section from the Colliery (bottom right) up the original route North Westerly and showing the dog-leg left up to the New Tip (far left). The Buckets took the waste to the top of the mountain and the waste was then transported to the top of the tip ... Read More »

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