Coal Mining

New Broughton Colliery

The New Broughton Colliery was sunk by Thomas Clayton, of Brynmally Hall, in 1883 and was his most profitable venture. It remained in his possession until the turn of the century when it was taken [more]

Chirk

Brynkinalt Colliery, Chirk

Sunk during the 1860s by a Mr Blakewell, an eminent mining engineer, who owned the Brynkinallt Coal Co Ltd.  The mine was purchased in 1893 by Mr William Young Craig (formerly the MP for North [more]

Coal Mining

Coal Mining in Wrexham

Coal Mining in Wrexham. WREXHAM’S industrial prosperity is founded largely on its mineral wealth and its coal resources in particular. The local story of coal mining goes back to the fifteenth century, although it was [more]

Minera Lead Mines
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Minera Lead Mines

Minera Lead Mines Mining is believed to have started in the Minera area in medieval times, with shallow workings. Around 1710, larger scale working of the Main Vein and Red Vein, plus a number of [more]