Another important local collierey

Plymouth Colliery pre 1910

South Duffryn or ‘Plymouth’ Colliery, situated to the south of Pentrebach and just north of Troedyrhiw, was opened by the Hills Plymouth Company in 1862.

Plymouth Colliery postcard front

At its peak it employed some 1,300 men. It ceased production in 1940 but pumping operations to protect the workings at Merthyr Vale Colliery continued until 1968.

Plymouth Colliery 1962

Plymouth Colliery 1962

Plymouth Colliery 1962

Plymouth Colliery 1962

 

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Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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