Cwmtillery Colliery

Penybont Cwmtillery – By Product Works & Coke Ovens

Penybont Cwmtillery – By Product Works, Washery & Coke Ovens. Prior to 1911 the Coke Ovens were located in the grounds of Cwmtillery Colliery. Link to the original Coke Ovens at Cwmtillery Colliery The Map (left) shows the area in 1901, about ten years before the By-Product Plant, Washery and Coke Works were constructed. The works would be built in ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery – Experiments with Iron Pit Props

Cwmtillery Colliery Experiments with Iron Pit Props. In October 1929 an article in the “Ebbw Vale Works Magazine” stated experiments with Iron Pit-Props conducted at Cwmtillery Colliery had proved successful. The number of Iron Props in use were 12,107 and the number of Flats were 2,177. As a result of the change from Wooden Props to Iron Props the timber ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery – Steam Winder Indicator.

Cwmtillery Colliery Steam Winder Indicator. Made of Brass. Size is 20″ x 3″inches. This Brass hand used to indicate where the cages were in the shaft during winding. This indicator hand is from Cwmtillery Colliery, Abertillery. Taken from there when the steam winding engines were replaced with electrical winders sometime in the 1940s or 1950s. There were 2 winders in ... Read More »

John Lancaster Steam Coal Collieries – Cwmtillery Colliery Lamp

John Lancaster Steam Coal Collieries – Cwmtillery Colliery Lamp. Mr John Lancaster Collieries Company first had connections with the Blaina Collieries in the beginning of March 1878, at this time it was announced that Messrs John Lancaster & Co would be taking control of the Blaina Collieries on lease from the Nantyglo & Blaina Co. On the 16th March 1878 ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery

Cwmtillery Colliery. Cwmtillery Colliery from West Bank about 1911. Points of interest -The Colliery and grounds in the centre of the image with the Company Cottages either side of the valley once owned by the South Wales Colliery Co and constructed for the large workforce. On the left is the Colliery Feeder, Flight Buckets can be seen travelling up and ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery – Coke Ovens

Cwmtillery Colliery with the Coke Ovens. During the latter part of the 19th century tramping vagrants would walk the valley’s looking for some sort of employment, a few of them would be too aged, ill and unable to work in heavy industry, often they would be eligible for relief and receive about 8d per day for food, though many would ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliers Hall

Cwmtillery Colliers Hall. The foundation stone for the Hall was laid by Mrs Rose Heyworth on the 31st July 1874, within the foundations she placed a bottle containing¬† new current coins and a parchment with an inscription of the fact that the stone was laid by her. It was capable of holding 1,000 people and designed for concerts and other ... Read More »

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