Roseheyworth & Cwmtillery Colliery Neck Ties.
Two Colliery Neck Ties, one Roseheyworth Colliery and the other is from Cwmtillery Colliery.
I designed the Roseheyworth tie along with the badges commemorating the 1984 Miners strike, at that time I had no information available on the dates the colliery opened, I had to rely on vague information in old books and hear say, though recently I have had access to the South Wales Colliery Co files and the actual date of the start of sinking at Roseheyworth was 1874.
Cwmtillery Colliery was the same, no-one actually knew the correct date but the recent access to the newspapers from the time states it was actually sunk in 1842. The closure dates are correct.
I have added all the relevant information on all the local collieries in the “Collieries” section.