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Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Photo of Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Tonyrefail, Coedely Colliery c.1955

Ref. T156010

Memories of Tonyrefail

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

A memory of Tonyrefail by Tracey Davies

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

A memory of Tonyrefail by Gerry Bedford

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.

A memory of Tonyrefail by Maureen Harris

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Tonyrefail by Jane Llewellyn 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.