News 1909
1900s

Rhos – In the news January 1909

In the news January 1909. SINGULAR DEATH AT RHOS THE INQUEST. Mr LIewelyn Kenrick held an inquest at Bethlehem Chapel, Rhos, on Wednesday evening, touching the death of a young man 21 years, named Richard [more]

Llay Main
20s

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]

Wynn Hall Colliery, Penycae
1800s

Wynn Hall Colliery, Penycae

The Wynn Hall colliery was opened by William Kendrick, the grandson of John Kendrick. Wynn Hall Colliery, long since dismantled had two pits, the Foundry Pit and the Rock Pit. At this colliery all the [more]

Plas Power Colliery
1900s

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
80s

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]

Brynmally Colliery
Coal Mining

Brynmally Colliery

Brynmally Colliery was sunk in 1770 and in 1849 was owned by Thomas Clayton and Co. The colliery was the property of Thomas Clayton with Mr. Frederick Hutchinson as the certificated manager of the Pendwill [more]

Bersham

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]