Rose Heyworth Colliery Images

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Headgear Framework. The Bournville Slips on Mynydd James can be seen in the background. The white plastic suction shuttle tubes can be seen attached to the back stay and headgear. Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Timber Yard and Sawyers Cabin, looking north-west, the new colliery waste tip can be seen in the distance. This tip was established in the 1940’s-50’s when the previous two tips, one opposite the colliery and the other at the top end of the Abertillery Park extension reached their limit. The waste was ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Railway Sidings, looking north. The lower end of Bournville village can be seen in the distance. Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Coal Preparation Plant and the Bradford Breaker building (left). The Bradford Breaker was housed in the tall building seen in the image, it was a sort of tumbler with holes, the coal and small waste would drop though the holes and the tumbler would retain the large boulders which were ejected from ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Coal Preparation Plant. The modern looking green silo (far right) was the cement bunker for mixing cement into the waste to solidify the mixture before going up the tip. This was a precaution in consequence to the Aberfan Disaster in October 1966. Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Coal Preparation Plant, the Flight Filling Station and Engine House. Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The entrance portal at the Head of the Drift. This drift went from the surface at Rose Heyworth Colliery to below ground at Cwmtillery to connect both collieries under the Mynydd James mountain. Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Drift Entrance, looking down the drift into Cwmtillery Colliery. The drift was 4,965′ feet long at a 1 in 5 gradient. To the right of the image can be seen recently dismantled Meco Conveyor belt structure, also the Cable Conveyor Belt which ran from Cwmtillery to Rose Heyworth, powered by the huge ... Read More »

Rose Heyworth Colliery

Rose Heyworth Colliery. Rose Heyworth Colliery – The Lamp Room. The suction shuttle tubes (for conveying the lamp checks) from the pithead bank (top of the pit) to the lamp room can be seen fixed horizontally across the wall and up into the lamp room. The tubes went from the lamp room, down to the winding house, up the back ... Read More »

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