Photo of Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Neg. T156010

Memories of Tonyrefail

Trace Old Inhabitants Of Tonyrefail

Please excuse me for contacting you this way. Whilst renovating an old house, we came across an interesting legal document. It is dated 1881. Basically it ...Read full memory

School Days

I passed for Tonyrefail Grammar school in 1953, what excitement. It was so strange changing rooms for every lesson, hockey, tennis, Urdd, teachers wearing cap and gowns. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Tonyrefail

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 ...Read full memory

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: ree.williams01@gmail.com or via this site. Thanks.

A memory of Tonyrefail by Ree Williams

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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.