Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Neg. T156010


Caption for Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery C1955

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.

Memories of Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c1955

My Visit Down The Mines.

Daddy worked here for many years...also my nephew and uncles. I went underground when I was 14 years old with a group of four youngsters, taken down to view the mines with a gentleman who worked there and was a family friend too, his name was Jackie Belting, from Thomastown. We had an amazing few hours and I never forgot it.

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 Eirin .We would cross the river and walk to the porcelain factory and then onto the Griffin pub which was known as "the bog" in Gilfach I ...Read full memory

A memory of Tonyrefail by marilynann27

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.

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 details of him at all. His wife's maiden name was Richardson ( can't remember her first name). I can be contacted Tel 01443226339 or Many, many thanks

Hoping To Find Information

Does anybody remember Hannah Mary, known as "Nana" and Sid Cooke who lived in 5 (?) Heol-y-Park? They fostered a little girl and I would love to know any information regarding this. Thank you. I can be contacted via email: or via this site. Thanks.

A memory of Tonyrefail by Ree Williams
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