Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

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Memories of Tonyrefail

Memories Of Tynybryn

I was born at 17 heol Waun Tynybryn in 1952. We later moved to number 2. My family were the Domans and Males. I remember we would go for walks just behind dai the shop in Nant ...Read full memory

A memory of Tonyrefail by marilynann27

School Days

In 1966 I was so proud to pass my 11 plus, the first in the family. We respected teachers then and wouldn't dream of answering back. Though I did seem to spend an awful lot of time in ...Read full memory

Where I Lived.

I lived opposite this Grammar School for 28 years and can see my old house in this photo...I raised my three children there and moved out in 2003, which I regret to this day...

Dad As A Choir Boy At St Davids

After my dad passed away in January this year (2012), I realised I knew very little about my family history. I started searching the records for dad's family - a ...Read full memory

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About this photo

As the name of the colliery would indicate this pit is actually in the Ely Valley and at the time of the Frith photograph would be one of the few still in full production. Mind you it was started later as the two shafts here were not sunk until 1913. At its peak it employed 1,580 men and produced 515,000 tons of coal. There is a nicely composed divergence between the dark tree and wholly conical-shaped slag heap in the distance.

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