William Roberts 1865-1903

St John’s Church, Brymbo “In loving memory of William the beloved husband of Ann Roberts of Tanyvron, Brymbo, who was accidentally killed at Plaspower Colliery, March 18 1903, aged 38 years.” William Roberts was born [more] [more]

Llay Main

Llay Main Colliery

Llay Main Colliery was the last major mine to be sunk on the southern part of the North Wales Coalfield, Llay Main was completed in 1921, after sinking work had been postponed by the First [more]

Plas Power Colliery

Fatality at Plas Power Colliery 1909

Fatality at Plas Power Colliery 1909. A BRAVE ACT. An inquest was held at Wrexham on Tuesday before Coroner Mr. Kenrick, touching the death of John Brookes (32), a collier, who died at the Wrexham Infirmary [more]

Bersham Colliery in 1980

Bersham Colliery in 1980

Bersham Colliery in 1980. More pictures of Bersham Colliery, these were taken by Cyril Lloyd, Ponciau.   Source: All pictures taken by Cyril Lloyd, Ponciau.

Gatewen Colliery
Coal Mining

Gatewen Colliery

Gatewen Colliery opened in 1877, the pit belonged to the Broughton and Plas Power Coal Company. In 1914 the number of men employed here was 816 (696 underground and 120 surface workers). The mine had [more]


Bersham Colliery Wrexham

Bersham Colliery was a located near Rhostyllen. The mine accessed seams found in the Denbighshire Coalfield. 19th century When the colliery first opened it was named Glan-yr-afon Colliery. Operated by Bersham Coal Company, the first [more]


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]