South Griffin Colliery

South Griffin Collieries

The South Griffin Colliery No2 and No3 Pits. The First Pit No2 South Griffin Colliery. In the early 1880’s the first pit was sunk at the South Griffin Colliery. On Friday 16th November 1883 the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser printed the following report from the directors of the Nantyglo and Blaina Ironworks Company Limited – Messrs John Lancaster ... Read More »

South Griffin Colliery – Film Location 1935

The Feature Film “Things to Come” – Friday May 24th 1935. Blaina’s Bloodless Revolution. The Film. The film “Things To Come” – Whither Mankind was being adapted for the screen under the personal supervision of Mr H. G. Wells, the film itself was based on his story “The Shape of Things To Come”. The producer was Mr Alexander Korda, directed ... Read More »

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 in 1837 at Durham, England, In about 1867 Mr John Swinburne married Isabella from Easington, County Durham. Their children were – Miss Mary Swinburne, born in 1867 at Durham. Miss Elizabeth Swinburne, born 1872 at Yorkshire and Miss Frances Swinburne, born ... 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 on the 19th September 1815 at Radcliffe, near Bury in Lancashire. The Patricroft Colliery. In 1841 Mr Lancaster became the manager of the Patricroft Colliery. Miss Euphemia Gibson. In 1841 Mr John Lancaster married Miss Euphemia Gibson of Johnston, Glasgow, Scotland. Mostyn Colliery. In 1847 he ... Read More »

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