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 1890’s. From the time of its sinking and through the early part of the 1900’s the colliery was owned by the Powell’s ... Read More »

The Sinking of the Gray and the Vivian Collieries 1889

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. The Cutting of the Sod Ceremony. On Tuesday 19th February 1889, the ... Read More »

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