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Plymouth Collieries


Plymouth Colliery, Troedyrhiw.

(Ernest T. Bush Postcard No. 2721)


North Duffryn Colliery, this was a balance pit, note the Waddle fan on the right hand side.

(Photograph courtesy of the David Thomas Collection)



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Plymouth Colliery in the Early 1960's

(Photograph Courtesy of Barry Morris The Railway Club)

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The Plymouth Colliery, South Duffryn Pit

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Plymouth Colliery

(Photograph courtesy of Chris Parry)


South Duffryn Pit Winding Gear Pulley Frame 60' High, designed and erected in 1862 by William Thomas Lewis,

 (later to become Lord Merthyr). 1827

Plymouth Colliery, South Duffryn Pit.

Plymouth Colliery, South Duffryn Pit.

South Duffryn Colliery pit Bottom, light by Electricity.

Plymouth Colliery Locomotive


Hills Plymouth Colliery Rescue Team - 1915

Back Row L-R:                      Assistant Thomas, Crad. Jones, Ben Morgan, Charles Ingram and Superintendent Thorne.

Front Row L-R:                     John Miles, John Jones (Captain) and Arthur Miles.

(Photograph Courtesy of Brian Jones)


Hills Plymouth Colliery No. 2 Rescue BrigadeTeam - 1914

Back Row L-R:   W. W. Green Agent, H. Thomas (M.E.). R. D. Jones (Captain) Thos. Bevan, Supt Thorne, Dr. Ryce.

Front Row L-R:   D.J.Rees, H. Hurcomb, Thos. Thomas, Alfred John..

Plymouth Colliery - Safety Party - 1921

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