South Griffin 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 No.3 Colliery and took a prominent part in the sinking ... Read More »

Mr John Lancaster MP, Coal Master and Iron Works Owner 1815-1884

Mr John Lancaster MP, Coalmaster and Ironworks Owner 1815-1884. Mr John Lancaster was born in Radcliffe near Bury in Lancashire 19th Sept 1815.  In 1841 Mr Lancaster became the Manager of the Patricroft Colliery. In 1841 Mr John Lancaster married Miss Euphemia Gibson of Johnston, Glasgow, Scotland. In 1847 he became the Mineral Agent for Lord Mostyn at Mostyn Colliery. ... Read More »

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