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Rhymney Merthyr, Pontlottyn
(Tynewwydd colliery)

Neville Browning was kind enough to send us photographs and details about this mine:.

Also known as Tynewydd the two shafts of this colliery (No. 1 and No. 2) were sunk in 1892 and 1897 respectively by the Rhymney Iron Company.
It worked the Ras Las seam, which was reached at a depth of 335 yards.
In 1908 there were 430 men employed at No. 1 pit and 878 at No. 2 pit and it was owned by Rhymney Iron Co. Ltd.
By 1918 the total workforce was 1,078.

Rhymney Merthyr Colliery closed during depression reopened 1938. My father Osborn Browning became foreman blacksmith and this photo shows him with striker Ken Heggie.


Another photo of his skill, showing miniature safety coupling from rope to cage.


This picture shows exhibition single block of coal was at Bedwellty Park Tredegar.

Photographs © Neville Browning


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