Roseheyworth Colliery

Rosina (Rose) Heyworth – The Lady Behind the Name

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 Roseheyworth was in 1876-77, though may well have been later as it is ... Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery Surface Plan

Roseheyworth Colliery Surface Plan. Abertillery New Mine – Roseheyworth Section. Roseheyworth Colliery Surface Plan. Original plan. Size 6′ x 2′ foot.    Roseheyworth Colliery and Roseheyworth Colliery was always connected, though in 1959 a new drift was driven between the two mines and from then on the two collieries became known as Abertillery New Mine, with each individual pit becoming ... Read More »

Abertillery New Mine – Roseheyworth and Cwmtillery Collieries Shaft Depth Details

Abertillery New Mine – Roseheyworth and Cwmtillery Collieries Shaft Depth Details The both collieries, Roseheyworth and Cwmtillery had always been connected since the Rosesheyworth Colliery was established and sunk in 1874-75. At that time Mr Joseph Wallace (Manager of Cwmtillery Colliery) and Mr Adams (Mining Engineer of Cardiff) drove a connecting tunnel from Cwmtillery to the newly sunk Roseheyworth Colliery ... Read More »

De-Watering Drivage Roseheyworth Colliery

De-Watering Drivage Roseheyworth Colliery. Late 1980 the NCB Authorities had concerns of water affecting the Six Bells Colliery workings and the source was believed to have been underground reservoirs located somewhere under the Arael Mountain between Roseheyworth Colliery and Six Bells. They decided to open a Drivage from Roseheyworth towards Six Bells under the Abertillery Park area to bore a series ... Read More »

Coed Cae Tillery Coal Levels

Coed Cae Tillery Coal Levels. The image shows the Coed Cae Tillery Levels and waste tip (top of the photograph). The tramway from the levels came down the “Ginney” and on down to the main Tramline and Coke Ovens close to where the Roseheyworth Millennium School is now. Points of interest – The image shows the Roseheyworth Colliery from Old ... Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery Pit Head Baths – Story

The Pit Head Baths Proposal. In March 1929 a proposal was presented to the workers at the Roseheyworth Colliery to have a Baths built for the benefit of the Coal Miners, in July 1929 a ballot was held to see if the workmen wanted a Pit Head Baths to be built in the first place and to put forward costs ... Read More »

Roseheyworth Colliery Pit Head Baths

Roseheyworth Colliery Pit Head Baths. The image above shows the Roseheyworth Pit Head Baths just after construction. There are Ebbw Vale Coal Trucks in the sidings on the surface, the colliery was under the control of the Ebbw Vale Company at this time. The Pit Head Baths Proposal. In March 1929 a proposal was presented to the workers at the ... Read More »

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