Six Bells Colliery

Mr John. P. Swinburne M.E

Mr John. P. Swinburne M.E. Mr John Swinburne M.E., Chief Mechanical Engineer for the Messrs J. Lancaster Co. Born 1839 in Durham, Mr John Swinburne came to Cardiff in 1884, he worked for the Powell Duffryn Co at New Tredegar and came to Blaina in 1889 to sink the Griffin No3 Colliery and took a prominent part in the sinking ... Read More »

Colliery Doctors – Arael Griffin Colliery Six Bells

Colliery Doctors – Arael Griffin Colliery Six Bells. In the 1890s The Arael Griffin Colliery doctor was Dr T. Muir, Doctor Muir was the Surgeon to the Arael Griffin and the Tillery Collieries. He was the brother of the Cwmtillery Doctor Dr D. C. Muir. In 1895 Dr Abernethy along with Dr W. G. Sargent were also joint Medical Officers ... Read More »

Six Bells Miners Institute – Arrail Street Six Bells

Six Bells Miners Institute. In 1902 the Arrael Griffin Colliery Six Bells, owned by the Lancaster Co had a Miners Institute built at a cost of £3,000.  Mr Charles T. Part J.P., St Albans, Herts, one of the directors of the firm of Messrs John Lancaster & Co having performed the opening ceremony. It was intended that Mr Part would ... Read More »

Mr John Lancaster MP, Coalmaster and Ironworks owner 1815-1884

Mr John Lancaster MP, Coalmaster and Ironworks owner 1815-1884. A brief history of John Lancaster, Ironmaster and colliery owner. Born in Radcliffe near Bury in Lancashire 19th Sept 1815. He became the manager of the Patricroft Colliery in 1841, in 1847 he became the mineral agent for Lord Mostyn at Mostyn Colliery. During the first part of the 1850s he ... Read More »

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