Cwmtillery Colliery Closure Medal 1850-1982.
This is the Cwmtillery Colliery closure medal given to all miners on the closure of the colliery.
Made from a nickle material with its original blue and clear plastic coin wallet.
The problem with this medal is the date of sinking is incorrect, with Cwmtillery Colliery, no-one actually knew the correct date or the certainty of the original ownership of the mine etc but recent access to the online newspapers from the time states that the colliery was actually sunk in 1842. The closure date is correct.
I have added all the relevant information on all the local collieries in the “Collieries” section.