Coal Mining

Efel Inn, Trefonen

Location Trefonen (SJ259267)                                                                                                      History [from R D Thomas] This was once a popular inn for miners and was located on the junction of Bellan Lane and Treflach Lane in Trefonen. Chartermasters, with men working at [more]

Bersham

So what’s been going at Bersham Colliery?

Whilst a member of NWMAT Graham asked the question, “so what’s been going at Bersham Colliery?” and went along to film the answers on the 12th Nov 2013. Filmed at Bersham Colliery 12th November 2013 [more]

Llay Memorial
Coal Mining

Llay Memorial Wheel Arrives at the Welfare

Following restoration, the Llay Memorial Wheel arrives at the Miners Welfare on the 16th October 2012. Source: Filmed by Alan Jones of NWMAT compiled and edited by Graham Lloyd, Wrexham History.

Black Park Colliery
Chirk

Black Park Colliery, Chirk

Black Park Colliery was believed to be one of the oldest collieries in North Wales, thought to date back to at least 1653. It extracted coal from the following seams; Main, Two Yard, Yard and [more]

Coal Mining

British Colliery

Location Coed y Go (SJ276277)                                                                                                   History [from R D Thomas There were a number of shafts sunk around Coed y Go but all were eventually brought under the ownership of the British Colliery so they [more]

Gresford Colliery
70s

Gresford Colliery, the last piece standing

Gresford Colliery, the last piece standing. Gresford Colliery closed on economic grounds in November 1973. In the 1980s the site was redeveloped as an industrial estate. In 1982 a memorial to the victims of the [more]