History of the Gwent Collieries

The Report on the Causes of, and Circumstances Attending the Explosion which occurred at Six Bells Colliery, Monmouthshire, on the 28th June 1960.

The Report on the Causes of, and Circumstances Attending the Explosion which occurred at Six Bells Colliery, Monmouthshire, on the 28th June 1960. 15th December, 1960. The Right Honourable Richard Wood, M.P., Minister of Power. Sir. 1. In accordance with your direction under Section 122 of the Mines and Quarries Act, 1954, I held a public inquiry with respect to ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – An image of the colliery with the original wooden headgear and flat winding rope, taken late 1890’s early 1900. In the distance (top left) are the waste tips from the Coed Cae Tillery Levels. The waste tips are now behind the top Arael View houses. The coal trucks entering the building (left) are ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The colliery taken from theĀ  yard. The following batch of photographs of Rose Heyworth Colliery were taken by myself in the Autumn of 1985. Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – A view the miner had just before descending the shaft, or the first daylight scene he saw after ascending the shaft and reaching the bank. The photograph was taken from the cage looking at the winding house. Through the small gap in the winding house the winding drum and rope can be seen. Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Pithead Bank and the south cage showing the Banksman’s Cabin (left) on the upper deck. Between the time the two images were taken the winder had turned the pit and the north cage went down and the south cage came up. Also seen are the banksman’s controls (right) and on the ground ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Pithead Bank and north cage on the upper deck. Also seen are the banksman’s controls (right) and on the ground is the compressed air loading ram, this ram pushed the loaded drams onto the cage, the dram would be kept secure on the cage by the scotches on the floor of the ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Pithead Bank and north cage on the upper deck. Also seen are the banksman’s controls (right) and on the ground is the compressed air loading ram, this ram pushed the loaded drams onto the cage, the dram would be kept secure on the cage by the Scotches on the floor of the ... Read More »

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