Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Memories of Tonyrefail

Children On Right Of Photo

I believe that the children to the right of the photograph are me and my sister - Maureen and Elaine Holman. Maureen would have been 9 years old and Elaine 3 years. The date seems to coincide with our ages and we lived in Mill Street at that time.

Marriage''S At This Church

I was married here in 1966, and most of my family. My dearest Mammy and Daddy were married there, and my daughter, two sisters and brother. Wonderful memories .... a lot of Christmas Eve Services with my cousin Pat and Bruce.. and some sad memories too.

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 Eirin .We would cross the river and walk to ...Read full memory

A memory of Tonyrefail by marilynann27

Fading Memories

Hi all, my name is Goff Stephens formally manager of Kirk Tubes Pontyclun. I am tracing my family tree. My nephew Dr Robert Stevens had a practice in Tonyrefail in the 70's. He emigrated to Canada. Can anyone give me any ...Read full memory

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History

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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