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. More pictures of Bersham Colliery, these were taken by Cyril Lloyd, Ponciau. Source: All pictures taken by Cyril Lloyd, Ponciau.
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 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]
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]
Miners Memory Box Series filmed by Wrexham History. Emlyn Davies share memories of his days as a miner. Filmed at Bersham Colliery 29th September 2013 in the North Wales Miners Association Trust Ltd mobile museum. [more]
This first article is from The Illustrated London News of 24 August 1889, during the week in which Queen Victoria was staying in North Wales. Her Majesty, accompanied by Prince and Princess Henry of Battenberg, [more]