Wynnstay Colliery
Coal Mining

Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon

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 [more]

70s

Brymbo Steelworks

Brymbo Steel works and the new rolling mill with the village of Tanyfron in the foreground circa 1979 Pictures (c)NWN Media

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]

As it was!

Brymbo Hall

Brymbo Hall, The house, reputed to have been partly built to the designs of Inigo Jones, was noted as the residence of 18th-century industrialist and ironmaster John “Iron-Mad” Wilkinson. Early history The estate was located [more]

Coal Mining

Klondike Pit, Rhos

History The coal pit was sunk during the general strike of 1926 in the village of Rhosllanerchrugog. The land belonged to Mrs Trevor Jones, who rented a row of terraced houses to the miners Sinking [more]

Industry

Eglwyseg Lead Mine

Location Eglwyseg (SJ2353847689)                   History [from CPAT] A lead and silver mine worked between 1867 and 1886 exploiting ores within the Cefn-y-fedw sandstone overlying Carboniferous Limestone. . Current remains [from CPAT] The Eglwyseg Vein cuts east [more]

Industry

Bwlchgwyn Lead Mine

Location Bwlchgwyn (SJ26605340) History Mid-19th Century Current remains [from CPAT] The mine appears to have worked an east-west vein, being the southernmost of five veins shown traversing the Bwlchgwyn area on the Brenton Symons Map [more]