Gray Colliery

The Gray Colliery – A brief History

The Gray Colliery a brief history. Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Co. After the sinking of the Gray Colliery began in 1889 the actual opening took some time, slightly delayed the first coal was wound in the early 1890s. Through the early part of the 1900s the colliery was owned by the Powell’s Company along with the Vivian and Penybont Collieries. ... Read More »

The Sinking of the Gray and the Vivian Collieries 1889

The Sinking of the Gray and the Vivian 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,  in February 1889. A special train with several spacious saloon carriages was laid on for the dignitaries which travelled from Cardiff to Newport and then shunted through ... Read More »

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