South Wales Coalfield Collection

Colliery Photographs

Collieries

Ref No. Description Dates
PHO/COL/1 Aberaman Colliery.
Photographs of pit ponies from Aberaman Colliery during miners' fortnight holiday. One photograph depicts a small boy stroking a horse and another shows three horses galloping freely in a field.
(3 photographs; 2 duplicates)
1961
PHO/COL/2 Abercarn Colliery. Image Available
Photograph of the pit head at Abercarn Colliery. Also features five officials.
(2 photographs)
1920(c)
PHO/COL/3 Abercarn Colliery.
Photograph (printed sketch) of Abercarne Colliery after the explosion in September 1878. Families rushing to the scene of the disaster.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/4 Abercrave Colliery.
Photograph of the last day of Abercrave Colliery. Group of workmen standing in line (waiting to go down the pit).
(1 photograph)
17.3.1967
PHO/COL/5 Abercrave Colliery.
Photographs of official opening of Abercrave Colliery pit-head baths. Photographs show officials outside the pit-head baths during the ceremony.
(2 photographs)
1953
PHO/COL/6 Abernant Colliery.
Informal photograph of officials at the opening of Abernant Colliery.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/7 Albion Colliery.
Photograph of Mr Gray at the Albion Colliery, standing alone next to winding machinery.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/8 Albion Colliery.
Formal photograph of workmen and officials from Albion collieries.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/9 Albion Colliery.
Photograph of a view of Albion Collieries.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/10 Ammanford Colliery.
Postcard of Ammanford Colliery. View of the colliery and coal ready to be transported by rail. Postcard sent to Mrs J D Morgan Brynteg Cwmgorse from John and Irene.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/11 Ammanford Colliery.
Photograph of Ammanford colliers and workmen standing in a group in front of coal trucks.
(1 photograph)
1900(c)
PHO/COL/12 Bargoed Colliery.
Postcard of view of Bargoed Colliery and Bargoed.
(1 photograph)
1940(c)
PHO/COL/13 Blaenant Colliery.
Photographs of views of Blaenant Colliery and surrounding area. (One photograph features a van belonging to Tower Anthracite Company Ltd).
(18 photographs)
1970(c)
PHO/COL/14 Brynhenllys Colliery.
Photograph of workmen and officials at Brynhenllys Colliery. Formal photograph of workmen and officials sitting. Pit ponies in background.
(1 photograph)
1887(c)
PHO/COL/15 Brynhenllys Colliery.
Photograph of workmen and officials at the Brynhenllys Colliery. Formal photograph of people arranged around the water wheel at the top slant.
(1 photograph)
1887
PHO/COL/16 Bynmenin Collieries.
Photograph of members of Brynmenin Collieries Rescue Association. Formal photograph of members in front of rescue vehicle and wearing safety uniforms.
(2 photographs)
1920(c)
PHO/COL/17 Brynteg Colliery.
Photograph of miners and workmen of Brynteg Colliery. Formal photograph of miners with their lamps after a shift.
(2 photographs)
1913
PHO/COL/18 Brynwyth Colliery.
Photograph of a haulier and a pit pony at the pit-head of Brynwyth Colliery.
(1 photograph)
1910(c)
PHO/COL/19 Caernewydd Colliery.
Photograph of miners and colliers boys of Caernewydd Colliery. Formal photograph before a shift.
(1 photograph)
1895(c)
PHO/COL/20 Calverton Colliery.
Photograph of pit ponies in their stables at Calverton Colliery.
(1 photograph)
3.3.1956
PHO/COL/21 Calverton Colliery.
Photographs of stables at Calverton Colliery and 1 photograph of pit pony in stable.
(3 photographs)
21.5.1963
PHO/COL/22 Cambrian Navigation Colliery.
Photograph taken at the ceremony to cut the first sod of the Cambrian Colliery No 4 Pit. Informal photograph of dignitaries at the ceremony.
(1 photograph)
21.5.1912
PHO/COL/23 Cambrian Navigation Colliery.
Postcard of the Cambrian Trust Collieries. The postcard depicts 4 views of the following collieries: Cambrian; Glamorgan; Naval and Gilfach. Two portrait photographs of DA Thomas and LW Llewelyn also appear on the photograph.
(2 photographs)
1914(c)
PHO/COL/24 Cambrian Navigation Colliery.
Photograph of the last shift of the Cambrian Colliery. Photograph shows a miner with his hands on his hips and a view of the colliery in the background.
(2 photographs)
9.1966
PHO/COL/25 Cawdor Colliery.
Photograph of miners at Cawdor Colliery. Formal photograph of group of miners and colliers boys sitting on the ground holding their safety lamps.
(1 photograph)
1916
PHO/COL/26 Cefn Coed Colliery.
Photograph of a group of winding enginemen at the Cefn Coed Colliery. Formal photograph of the workers arranged around the winding gear.
(4 photographs)
1927
PHO/COL/27 Celynen South Colliery.
Photographs of workmen at Celynen South Colliery. Informal photographs of miners going underground in the cage, using the pit-head baths and in the lamp room.
(16 photographs)
1982-1983
PHO/COL/28 Clydach Merthyr Colliery.
Photograph of Clydach Merthyr Colliery Ambulance Division. Formal photograph of group outside colliery.
(1 photograph)
1932
PHO/COL/29 Coegnant Colliery.
Photograph of the view of Coegnant Colliery.
(1 photograph)
1981
PHO/COL/30 Comrie Colliery.
Photograph of a view of Comrie Colliery workings from the pithead gear, showing empty trucks waiting to be loaded. Includes a view of the aerial ropeway which conveys all debris to deep depressions away from the pit.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/31 Crynant Colliery.
Photograph of hauliers, workmen and pit ponies of Crynant Colliery.
(3 photographs)
1912
PHO/COL/32 Cwmllynfell Colliery.
Photograph of a new development heading in the lower vein of Cwmllynfell Colliery.
(1 photograph)
29.6.1955
PHO/COL/33 Cwmllynfell Colliery.
Photograph of a view of Cwmllynfell Colliery on the day of its closure. A sheep and lamb appear in the foreground. Photograph called `Birth and Death on the same day'.
(1 photograph)
1959
PHO/COL/34 Cwmmawr Colliery.
Photograph of workmen of Cwmmawr Colliery. Informal photograph outside the pit.
(1 photograph)
1927(c)
PHO/COL/35 Cymmer Colliery. Image Available
Photograph of the south view of Cymmer Colliery.
(1 photograph)
1880
PHO/COL/36 Darren Colliery.
Photograph of a view of Darren Colliery. Workers including a group of women can be seen standing in the yard.
(2 photographs)
1890(c)
PHO/COL/37 Dulais Higher Colliery.
Photograph of a view of Dulais Higher Colliery. Coal can be seen in trucks ready to be transported.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/38 Dunraven Colliery.
Photograph of the first coal arriving from the morning shift. View of Dunraven Colliery as the first coal of the morning is brought to the surface. Workmen gathered in a group in the background.
(1 photograph)
1910
PHO/COL/39 Eastern Colliery.
Photograph of a view of the Eastern Colliery below the Waun Mountain.
(2 photographs; duplicates)
nd
PHO/COL/40 Elliots Colliery.
Photograph of a view of Elliots Colliery and residential houses in the background.
(1 photograph)
1910(c)
PHO/COL/41 Fernhill Colliery.
Photographs of views of Fernhill Colliery after its closure and when left deserted.
(1 photograph)
1975(c)
PHO/COL/42 Fernhill Colliery.
Photographs of views of Fernhill Colliery and the village of Blaenrhondda.
(3 photographs)
1945(c)
PHO/COL/43 Fforchaman Colliery.
Portrait photograph of miner underground in Fforchaman Colliery.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/44 Fforchaman Colliery.
Photograph of the official opening of the pit-head baths at Fforchaman Colliery. Photograph of officials of the colliery just as the tape is being cut to declare the baths open.
(1 photograph)
11.12.1954
PHO/COL/45 Fforchaman Colliery.
Photograph of the children and organisers of the Fforchaman colliery children's Christmas party.
(1 photograph)
12.1959
PHO/COL/46 Garngoch Colliery.
Photograph of illuminated address from the workmen of Garngoch No3 Colliery to Howel Walter Samuel. Includes portrait photograph of Howel Samuel.
(1 photograph)
9.12.1911
PHO/COL/47 Garngoch Colliery.
Photograph of miners, workmen and officials of Garngoch No 3 Colliery. (Owned by Glassbrook Brothers Limited.) Formal photograph of workers (most holding their safety lamps) outside colliery.
(3 photographs; duplicates)
1900(c)
PHO/COL/48 Glamorgan Colliery.
Photograph of miners taking home their tools from Glamorgan Colliery. Informal photograph of group of workmen and colliers boys outside the colliery.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/49 Glamorgan Colliery.
Photograph of people who attended Glamorgan Colliery ambulance and home nursing classes. Formal photograph of large group outside building.
(1 photograph)
4.11.1916
PHO/COL/50 Glamorgan Colliery.
Photograph of members of the Glamorgan Colliery Workmens' Committee. Formal Photograph of members outside a building.
(1 photograph)
1922
PHO/COL/51 Great Mountain Colliery & Cross Hands & Dyfed.
Photograph of Great Mountain Safety Team being presented with a trophy at a presentation dinner.
(1 photograph)
1950(c)
PHO/COL/52 Lady Windsor Colliery.
Photographs from Ministry of Information film made during World War II depicting accident at Lady Windsor Colliery. The film featured Goronwy Jones. Photographs depict the work of the miner and the injured miner being brought to the surface after an accident.
(17 photographs)
1939-1945
PHO/COL/53 Lady Windsor Colliery.
Photograph of the pit-head baths at Lady Windsor Colliery. Photograph shows a view of the buildings.
(1 photograph)
1960(c)
PHO/COL/54 Lewis Merthyr Colliery.
Photograph of a view of the Lewis Merthyr Colliery. Message written on the back of postcard and sent to Mr D Harries.
(1 photograph)
1907
PHO/COL/55 Llwyn-on Colliery.
Photograph of miners, colliers boys and workmen from Lwyn-on Colliery. Formal photograph of workmen some holding their work tools.
(3 photographs; duplicates, & 1 slide)
1908
PHO/COL/56 Llwynypia Colliery.
Photograph of Llwynypia Colliery Blacksmith Shop. Formal photograph of workmen holding their work tools.
(1 photograph)
1908
PHO/COL/57 Main Colliery.
Photograph of a view of the Main Colliery.
(2 photographs)
nd
PHO/COL/58 Main Colliery.
Postcard depicting a view of the No 1 Main Colliery. The railway which was used to transport the coal can be seen in the foreground. There is a handwritten message to Min on the back of the postcard.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/59 Maindy Ocean Colliery.
Photograph of a view of the Maindy Colliery below the Maindy Mountain.
(2 photographs; duplicates)
nd
PHO/COL/60 Maerdy Collieries.
Photograph of a view of the Maerdy Collieries. (This photograph is in poor condition and it is difficult to see the images).
(1 photograph)
1890(c)
PHO/COL/61 Maerdy Collieries.
Postcard of a view of the Maerdy Collieries No. 3 and No. 4 pits.
(1 photograph)
1920(c)
PHO/COL/62 Maerdy Collieries.
Photograph of the first tram of Maerdy Collieries coal risen at Bwllfa No 2 Colliery. Informal photograph of group of miners, workmen and the tram.
(2 photographs)
23.6.1952
PHO/COL/63 Markham Colliery.
Photograph of the sinking of Markham Colliery. Photograph shows men in a huge pit which will eventually become the mine shaft.
(1 photograph)
1911
PHO/COL/64 McLaren No 1 Colliery.
Photograph of view of McLaren No 1 Colliery. In the forefront of the photograph trams loaded with coal can be seen.
(1 photograph)
1920(c)
PHO/COL/65 Milfraen Colliery.
A series of photographs of Milfraen Colliery at the time of the Milfraen Disaster. Photographs show miners, friends and families awaiting news concerning those injured in the disaster.
(6 photographs)
1929
PHO/COL/66 Mynydd Newydd Colliery.
Photograph of members of Mynydd Newydd Colliery rescue team. Formal photograph of members wearing their breathing apparatus.
(1 photograph)
1900(c)
PHO/COL/67 Nantgarw Colliery.
Photographs of views of an existing roadway with the mesh secured to laggings and a divisional training tunnel prior to spraying and after spraying at the Nantgarw Colliery.
(3 photographs)
1965 (c)
PHO/COL/68 Nantwen Colliery.
Photograph of assistant instructor, superintendent and members of Nantwen No 2 Bedlinog Rescue Brigade. Photograph shows members wearing their breathing apparatus and their equipment is displayed in front of them. The Abercynon Collieries Rescue Association vehicle is in the background.
(2 photographs; duplicates & negatives)
1910
PHO/COL/69 Naval Colliery.
Photograph of a view of Naval Colliery prior to its closure.
(1 photograph)
1958
PHO/COL/70 New Tredegar Colliery.
Photograph of a view of New Tredegar Colliery with rows of houses in the background.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/71 Oakdale Navigation Colliery.
Postcard of a view of Ty-Melin the site of Oakdale Navigation Colliery before the colliery was built.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/72 Oakdale Navigation Colliery.
Postcard of a view of Oakdale Navigation Colliery. Photograph shows railway lines leading to colliery.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/73 Onllwyn Colliery.
Photograph of a general view of Onllwyn No 1 Colliery with Half Way Inn (slope) in background. Scene includes fan, stack and colliery buildings in foreground.
(1 photograph)
1920 (c)
PHO/COL/74 Onllwyn Colliery.
Photograph of a miner standing on top of Mclean tip, Onllwyn No 3 Colliery.
(1 photograph)
1938 (c)
PHO/COL/75 Onllwyn Colliery.
Photograph taken at the centenary ceremony of Griffith Johns birth (missionary to China). Photograph taken outside building at Onllwyn No 3 Colliery. (3 of the photographs are enlargements of sections of the original photograph).
(4 photographs)
1930 (c)
PHO/COL/76 Onllwyn Colliery.
Photographs of group of miners collecting wood at Onllwyn No 3 Colliery.
(4 photographs)
1945 (c)
PHO/COL/77 Pantyffynon Colliery.
Photograph of metal badges. Includes: a) metal disk with AAC Pantyffynon Colliery and figures 02 imprinted on it b) metal disk with Seven Sisters Hotel D.R. Harris imprinted on it c) Lady Windsor Cinema Club metal badge.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/78 Penallta Colliery.
Photograph of drawings of Penallta Colliery. One of the sketches was drawn by Anthony Davies (Drawings are stored in SWML).
(2 photographs)
1991
PHO/COL/79 Penybont Colliery.
Photograph of the view of Penybont Colliery in the background are the houses of Abertillery.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/80 Pochin Colliery.
Photograph of general view of Pochin Colliery from a nearby mountain.
(1 photograph)
1960 (c)
PHO/COL/81 Pochin Colliery.
Photograph of colliers entering Pochin train for Tredegar. Miners walking to and getting on the train at the end of a shift.
(2 photographs)
1930 (c)
PHO/COL/82 Pwllbach Colliery.
Photograph of blacksmith, workers and children. Photograph taken in the yard of Pwllbach Colliery.
(4 photographs; 2 inverse duplicates)
1903
PHO/COL/83 Pyle Colliery.
Photograph of the winding house of Pyle pit after it's closure. Photograph shows old shaft surrounded by bushes to left of photograph.
(1 photograph)
1980 (c)
PHO/COL/84 Rock Colliery.
Photograph of members of Rock Colliery Ambulance Team at the Rhyl National Eisteddfod. Formal photograph of the members with trophy.
(2 photographs)
1953
PHO/COL/85 Seven Sisters Colliery.
Photograph of group of miners and officials in the yard of Seven Sisters Colliery beneath the winding gear. (Duplicate copies and enlargements of sections of this photograph are available).
(11 photographs)
1912 (c)
PHO/COL/86 Seven Sisters Colliery. Image Available
Photograph of a view of Seven Sisters Colliery as seen in the "Silent Village" an anti-nazi film made with the co-operation of the SWMF. The colliery has since been completly demolished, levelled off and grassed.
(1 photograph)
1943
PHO/COL/87 Seven Sisters Colliery.
Photographs of views of Seven Sisters Colliery from two different directions.
(2 photographs)
1940 (c)
PHO/COL/88 Six Bells Colliery.
Photograph of a view of Six Bells Colliery. The houses of Abertillery can be seen in the background.
(2 photographs)
1920 (c)
PHO/COL/89 St Johns Colliery.
Photograph of a group of sinkers, officials and workmen at the time of the sinking of St Johns Colliery.
(1 photograph)
1900 (c)
PHO/COL/90 Tirbach Colliery.
Photograph of workers and officials in the yard of Tirbach Colliery (Photograph is actually a photograph of a page indicating the names of each individual therefore the photograph itself is much smaller).
(1 photograph)
1912
PHO/COL/91 Tower Colliery. Image Available
Photographs of scene after an accident at Tower Colliery. Photograph shows miners, families and friends waiting for news at the pit-head.
(2 photographs)
1962
PHO/COL/92 Tymawr Colliery.
Photograph of the winding engine at Tymawr Colliery.
(1 photograph)
1904
PHO/COL/93 United National Colliery.
Photograph of a view of United National Colliery and Wattstown in the background. (Message on back written to Dan Harris).
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/94 Universal Colliery.
Photograph of the view of Universal Colliery before the explosion in 1913.
(3 photographs; duplicates)
14.10.1913
PHO/COL/95 Universal Colliery.
Photograph of the view of Universal Colliery pit-head after the explosion in 1913. Photograph shows miners and officials waiting for news.
(2 photographs)
14.10.1913
PHO/COL/96 Wyllie Colliery.
Photograph of the sinking of Wyllie Colliery. Workmen and officals standing around the area of development.
(1 photograph)
11.1924
PHO/COL/97 Wyndham Colliery.
Photograph of members of rescue team wearing their breathing apparatus. Formal photograph of members and officials.
(1 photograph)
4.5.1931
PHO/COL/98 Ynyscedwyn Colliery.
Photograph of miners and workmen in front of the winding gear at Ynyscedwyn Colliery. Formal photograph of at least 100 men and boys.
(5 photographs)
1909 (c)
PHO/COL/99 Ynyscedwyn Colliery.
Photographs of Llew Jones and another unidentified man underground using a drill, bow and stand in Ynyscedwyn Colliery.
(4 photographs)
1940 (c)
PHO/COL/100 Colliery Rescue Teams.
Photograph of members of rescue team wearing their breathing apparatus and displaying their working tools. Formal photograph of the members and officials.
(3 photographs)
1920 (c)
PHO/COL/101 Colliery Rescue Teams.
Photograph of members of rescue team wearing their breathing apparatus and displaying their working tools. Formal photograph of the members and officials.
(1 photograph & negatives)
nd
PHO/COL/102 Colliery Rescue Teams.
Photograph of members of rescue team wearing their breathing apparatus and displaying their working tools. Formal photograph of the members and officials.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/103 Colliery Rescue Teams.
Photograph of members of rescue team wearing their breathing apparatus and displaying their working tools. Formal photograph of the members and officials.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/104 Colliery Rescue Teams.
Photograph of members of Hills Plymouth Collieries No 2 Rescue Brigade. Photograph shows members wearing their breathing apparatus and their equipment is displayed in front of them. The Abercynon Collieries Rescue Association vehicle is in the background.
(1 photograph)
1914
PHO/COL/105 Colliery Rescue Teams.
Photograph of members of colliery rescue team wearing their breathing apparatus and with their masks on. Formal photograph of members standing and 3 officials connected with the team are sitting on chairs. Rhymney Valley Rescue Station vehicle in the background.
(1 photograph)
1913 (c)
PHO/COL/106 Colliery Rescue Teams.
Photograph of members of Swansea District Collieries Rescue Association wearing their breathing apparatus. In the background is the rescue association vehicle.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/107 Colliery Rescue Teams.
Photograph of silver-gilt key which was presented to the late Sir Evan Williams the first chairman of the Swansea District Collieries Rescue Association when he opened the new station on 7 November 1911.
(1 photograph)
nd
PHO/COL/108 General Collieries.
A set of 7 postcards, sketch depicting a South Wales Colliery, working underground, the stables and miners going up to the surface in the cage. Postcards produced as part of the Colliery series by the Western Mail Ltd, Cardiff.
(7 photographs)
1950 (c)
PHO/COL/109 General Collieries.
A set of 16 postcards reproduced with original captions from a collection of glass lantern slides in the possession of Paul Bracken mineworker at Goldthorpe Colliery. Postcards published by Yorkshire Miner Journal of the National Union of Mineworkers Yorkshire Area. Postcards all show images of the miners' work underground.
(16 photographs)
1980 (c)
PHO/COL/110 International Collieries.
Photograph of underground train for miners with passengers aboard. Photograph taken in a mine in Czechoslavakia.
(1 photograph)
1970 (c)
PHO/COL/111 International Collieries.
Photograph of 2 miners demonstrating a technique of hydraulic coal cutting at Yangehuan mine Shansi Province which has enabled the labour force to be reduced by half and increased output by two and a half times.
(1 photograph)
1970 (c)
PHO/COL/112 Unidentified Collieries.
Photograph of a view of an unidentified Colliery. It also includes a portrait photograph of D Beynon (A colliery which is connected to Park Coal Company who were agent for Norths Navigation Collieries Limited). Postcard has a message on the back from D Beynon to Thomas Powell written in Welsh.
(2 photographs)
1900(c)
PHO/COL/113 Unidentified Collieries.
Photograph of a pit pony hauling a tram of coal with a shaft and gun linkage stopping the heavy load from crashing into the animals legs on slopes when reversing. One miner holds a candle the other has a primitive oil lamp and is smoking. He is at the lamp station an area known to be gas free where safety lamps are relit.
(3 photographs (duplicates))
1906
PHO/COL/114 Unidentified Collieries.
Photograph of miners and workmen in colliery yard with pit pony. Informal photograph of group.
(2 photographs (duplicates))
1900 (c)
PHO/COL/115 Unidentified Collieries.
Photograph of 2 miners working underground with pick and shovel.
(1 photograph)
1900 (c)
PHO/COL/116 Unidentified Collieries.
Underground photographs. Photographs taken to indicate where safety improvements are needed or safety features which are particularly good.
(9 photographs)
1950 (c)
PHO/COL/117 Unidentified Collieries.
Photographs of views of unidentified collieries.
(5 photographs)
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