History of the Gwent Collieries

Rose Heyworth Colliery – A History 1874 to 1986

Rose Heyworth Colliery. The History. The Rose Heyworth Colliery was sunk in 1874 under the directorship of Mr Lawrence Heyworth managing director  of the South Wales Colliery Company.  The company already owned Cwmtillery Colliery (The South Wales Colliery) and the first coal raised at Rose Heyworth Colliery was in 1876-77, though may well have been later as it is not ... Read More »

Mrs Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name

Mrs Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name. The Rose Heyworth Colliery was sunk in 1874 under the directorship of Mr Lawrence Heyworth managing director of the South Wales Colliery Company.  The company already owned Cwmtillery (the South Wales Colliery) and the first coal raised at Rose Heyworth was in about 1876-77, though may well have been later ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery 1842-1982

Cwmtillery Colliery 1842-1982. Mr Thomas Brown Esq. Mr Thomas Brown of the Cwm Celyn & Blaina Iron Works, Blaina, began the sinking of the colliery on Tyr Nicholas Farm, Cwmtillery in about 1840, it was sunk and completed by September 1842. In the following years Mr Brown purchased more properties around Tyr Nicholas to expand the colliery surface area. The ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery – List of Fatalities

Cwmtillery 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 cannot ... Read More »

The Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Company Limited – A Letter of Confirmation of Share Certificate

The Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Company Limited – A Letter of Conformation of Share Certificate. This letter of confirmation of a share certificate was given by the secretary of the company Mr J. E. Clark to gentleman (illegible) on the 20th January 1875. It is five shares in the company which at this time each share was £10 ... Read More »

A Section of the Cwmtillery Colliery Flight Rope

A Section of the Cwmtillery Colliery Flight Rope. This section of flight, aerial ropeway steel rope was found on-site at Cwmtillery Colliery. It is a half-lock coil, burden rope, this was the rope the flight buckets would travel upon while being pulled by the haulage rope.  The section of rope is 20″ inches in length by  1 and a 1/4″ ... Read More »

The Marine Colliery Disaster – 1st March 1927

The Marine Colliery Disaster. The Marine Colliery, Cwm, Ebbw Vale was owned by the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Company Limited. The colliery had two shafts each about 400 yards deep 18′ feet in diameter. No.1 up-cast pit working the Old Coal Vein. No.2 down-cast pit working the Elled Big Vein and Three Quarter coal seams. The general manager ... Read More »

The Marine Colliery Pithead Baths – Opening Ceremonial Plaque

The Marine Colliery Pithead Baths – Opening Ceremonial Plaque. The original opening ceremonial Pithead Baths Plaque. Made from a copper alloy with white lettering inlay. Size of the plaque is 18″ x 24″ inches. Size with the mount is 24″ x 30″ inches. Weight of the plaque is 9kgs, with mount it is 13.7kgs. The Official Opening. On Saturday 4th ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery – List of Fatalities

Rose Heyworth Colliery Deaths. This list of deaths at the Rose Heyworth Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers. This page is fluid and will be updated as more information is received. 1882. Mr Daniel Hyde, aged 25. Died – Friday 18th August 1882. Cause of death – Mr Hyde tried to cross the pit ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery Headgear

Rose Heyworth Colliery Headgear.  In March 1875, during the sinking procedure at the Rose Heyworth Colliery, tenders (as seen left) were invited for the construction of the Pithead Framework the head-frame. A typical framework at this time was a pitch-pine wooden headgear with flat winding rope (as seen in the main featured image above) and rope guides to guide the ... Read More »

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