Wynnstay Colliery
Coal Mining

Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon

Wynnstay Colliery or The Green Pit. Ruabon. The New British Iron Company owned the colliery.  The workings were ventilated by a split of the air at the extremity of the horse road and then behind [more]

Hafod Bank
Coal Mining

Bonc-y-hafod (Hafod Bank)

Mynydd Picnic (Picnic Mountain) – Hafod 9th July 2010 The colliery once employed over 1900 local people, mainly from the villages of Rhos, Ponciau and Johnstown. The pit was closed in 1968. In the mid [more]

Gresford
30s

Gresford Colliery Disaster 1934

The men and boys who lost their lives at Gresford Colliery. Anders, John Thomas; Repairer; 31 Anders, John; Beltman; 27 Anderson, George; Repairer; 67 Andrews, Alfred (Owen); Cutter; 43 Archibald, Joseph (John)*; Metal; 47 Archibald, [more]

Four Legged Hero of Hafod Colliery
Coal Mining

Four Legged Hero of Hafod Colliery

Four Legged Hero of Hafod Colliery. A deep mine was sunk at Hafod in the 1860s by Ruabon Coal Company and, at its peak production employed nearly 2,000 workers and worked for a hundred years. [more]

Llay Mining Museum
Coal Mining

A Tour of Llay Mining Museum

A Tour of Llay Mining Museum Vic Tyler-Jones takes us on a tour of Llay Mining Museum at Llay Miners Welfare. October 2013 Why not share YOUR memories with us, contact us for more info. [more]