Vivian Colliery

The Vivian Colliery – A Brief History

The Vivian Colliery a Brief History. The Sinking of the Vivian and the Gray Collieries 1889. The Vivian and the Gray Collieries were sunk at the same time under the directorship of the owners Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Company. Tenders were invited for the sinking in January 1889. The Cutting of the Sod Ceremony. On Tuesday 19th February 1889 the ... Read More »

The Vivian Colliery – List of Fatalities

The Vivian Colliery – List of Fatalities. This list of deaths at the Vivian Colliery, Abertillery covers most of those reported in National and Local Newspapers and Ancestry files. This page is fluid will be updated as more information is received. Entries with an asterisk* after the date signify that the name and date was taken from Ancestry and cannot ... Read More »

The Day The Navy Came to Abertillery

The Day the Navy Came to Abertillery – The 1921 Miners Lock-Out.  Late 1920, early 1921, the collieries in the United Kingdom were still under state control following the Great War, the post war boom in coal exports was over and demand for coal was waning, thousands of miners were to lose their jobs and massive pay cuts were to follow, ... Read More »

The Vivian Colliery Waste Tip Fire

The Vivian Colliery Waste Tip Fire. The fire in the waste tip at the Vivian Colliery (as seen in the image) started in about 1892-93. In July 1907 the Gazette Newspaper reported on the fire and said it had been a nuisance over the past years but now after these years it was becoming a health hazard and a put-off ... Read More »

error: Content is protected !!