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BBC - Wales - History - Themes - Origins of coal mining

20/10/2010 · An article about the origins of coal mining in Wales, on the BBC Wales History website It was during the 18th century that the Industrial Revolution really got going and the Welsh coal fields

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Mining in Wales - Wikipedia

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Coal Mines, collieries, drifts, welsh mining disasters

Coal production and profits for the mine owners and the shareholders came first After-all lives were very cheap, if a miner were killed there would be plenty willing to take his place This then was the attitude of the "ruling classes" and it was repeated throughout the mining and other industries time after time

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Welsh History Month: Coal miners were central to the

26/09/2014 · Welsh History Month: Coal miners were central to the shaping of the economics, politics and society of South Wales Picture 18: The miners epitomise the solidarity, camaraderie and pride in

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A history of Welsh Coal Mining - YouTube

07/11/2010 · My School Project looking at the hardship of coal mining in South Wales

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Coal Mining in the Welsh Valleys of the Rhondda | British

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BBC - Wales - History - Themes - 20th century coal mining

25/11/2010 · Welsh coal mines History blog Explore the celebrated and lesser-known incidents in Welsh history, watch rare clips from BBC Wales' own archive, find out about history events in Wales

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Coal Society - A History of the South Wales Mining Valleys

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BBC - Wales - History - Themes - Industry

21/01/2011 · Origins on coal mining Origins on coal mining The 19th century The 19th century The 20th century Explore the celebrated and lesser-known incidents in Welsh history, watch rare clips from

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History of coal mining - Wikipedia

The history of coal mining goes back thousands of years It became important in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was primarily used to power steam engines, heat buildings and generate electricity Coal mining continues as an important economic activity today

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Welsh Coal Mining Key Facts - See Around Britain

Cardiff and Barry developed as ports to export coal, and the South Wales mining villages and towns grew up because of the demand for coal In the First and Second World Wars, collieries were placed under government control and on 1 January 1947 the coal industry was nationalised by the UK government and put in the control of the National Coal Board

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Welsh coal mining history at Rhondda Heritage Park - By

Welsh coal mining history at Rhondda Heritage Park - By Cardiff Mummy Says As my children ran around the playground at Rhondda Heritage Park , the Museum of Welsh Mining, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the huge metal structure of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery towering over us

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Welsh coal mining history at Rhondda Heritage Park

27/06/2017 · *in association with Visit RCT and Rhondda Heritage Park As my children ran around the playground at Rhondda Heritage Park, the Museum of Welsh Mining, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the huge metal structure of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery towering over us

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BBC - Wales - History - Themes - Dangers of coal mining

The lax safety measures of coal mining in the 19th century, oversights and mistakes in the 20th century, and the intrinsic dangers of dealing with geology, meant that Welsh coal mining areas saw horrors almost unsurpassed in peacetime

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Coal Mining in the Welsh Valleys of the Rhondda | British

Coal Mining in the Welsh Valleys of the Rhondda dhuntley | @brit_heritage Sep when 434 men and boys in this village of less than 5,000 met their deaths in the greatest colliery disaster in British history His own father was in the mine that day Philips tells how the mining communities were built British Heritage Travel is published

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Research Resources for Welsh Mines & Mining - Welsh Mines

Welsh Family History Archive - Categorised by surname, then search on mine name or just 'mine' for those involved in mining A search on the nearest town can also prove worthwhile A search on the nearest town can also prove worthwhile

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Coal Society - A History of the South Wales Mining Valleys

Welsh Teaching History Materials; a project funded by the Welsh Office Education Department and based at University College, Swansea This book is an excellent primer for anyone wishing to gain a basic grounding in the history of South Wales coal mining, the articles (which are not extracted here) are of …

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How to Research Coal Mining Ancestors in the UK

17/01/2018 · To further explore the coal mining ancestors in your family tree, these online sites will help you learn how and where to track down employee and accident reports, read first-hand accounts of life as a coal miner, and explore the history of the coal mining industry in England, Scotland and Wales

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Coalminer Records (Occupations) - GenGuide

Coalminer Records (Occupations) The Coal Mining History Resource Centre web site maintains the National Database of Mining Deaths in Great Britain The database contains the names of over 120,000 people killed in mining accidents from 1850 to 1972 The web site has a number of other useful resources such as a list of coalmines and mining

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Coal mining records, data, deeds and documents - GOVUK

09/10/2014 · The mining records office houses a collection of coal abandonment plans, covering both opencast and deep mining operations, which depict areas of coal …

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Welsh coal mining history at Rhondda Heritage Park - By

Welsh coal mining history at Rhondda Heritage Park - By Cardiff Mummy Says As my children ran around the playground at Rhondda Heritage Park , the Museum of Welsh Mining, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the huge metal structure of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery towering over us

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Welsh coal mining history at Rhondda Heritage Park

27/06/2017 · As my children ran around the playground at Rhondda Heritage Park, the Museum of Welsh Mining, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the huge metal structure of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery towering over us It felt so surreal watching the three of them playing together in the shadows of a place

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GENERAL HISTORY OF WELSH MINING - usersglobalnetcouk

In the 1620`s King James allowed Middleton to mark all coins minted from Welsh silver with the Prince of Wales feathers The Mines Royal continued to hold a monopoly on Mines containing Silver (this included most of the working Welsh Mines) until 1693 In 1683 Sir Carbery Pryse challenged the Crown over the ownership of Esgair-hir mine

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Theosophy, Wales, UK:- Industrial Heritage History of

History of Welsh Coal Mining Return to Homepage South Wales had long been admired for its natural beauty but exploitation in the cause of Britain 's industrial revolution (traditionally dated 1730 - 1850) was to change all this for ever

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Research Resources for Welsh Mines & Mining - Welsh Mines

Welsh Family History Archive - Categorised by surname, then search on mine name or just 'mine' for those involved in mining A search on the nearest town can also prove worthwhile A search on the nearest town can also prove worthwhile

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Welsh Coal Mining Heritage

Tareni Colliery 1902 – 1949 This new publication on coalmining in Wales is the first complete history of a coalmine in the Swansea Valley region, an area once boasting over fifty collieries The first chapter covers the geology of the Swansea Valley region and the anthracite coalfield, and the creation of The South Wales Primrose Coal Company Ltd which sank Tareni Colliery between 1902 and 1905

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Coal Mining History: England/Wales | History Forum

30/03/2014 · Coal mining England and Wales History of Industrial revolution General Strikes 1842, 1926 and the strikes of the 1960s/1970s and 1980s Trade Unions (anthracite is called stone or "hard coal" in English and "glo caled" in Welsh), and the Gwendraeth Valley, where I …

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Welsh restaurant will pay homage to the history of the

28/11/2018 · Welsh restaurant will pay homage to the history of the Welsh coal mining November 28, 2018 Richard Palethorpe Culley was one of the most well-known and respected Welsh philanthropists and entrepreneurs of his time

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South Wales Coalfield - Wikipedia

Coal mining in the South Wales Coalfield was a dangerous occupation with lifelong health implications [15] Between 1849 and 1853, miners over the age of 25 in the Merthyr Tydfil district were found to have a life expectancy of around 20 years, lower than in other mining areas of England and Wales

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A brief history of British coal mining – in pictures

18/12/2015 · A brief history of British coal mining – in pictures the first coal mine was sunk under the Firth of Forth By 1700, British coal output stood at about 3m tonnes, increasing to meet demand

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