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Author Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
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Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
Posted: 25/10/2019 18:15:19
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Has anyone been to tryddyn vale cannel pits? I just want to know if its worth the trip IP: 82.132.233.179
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Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
Posted: 25/10/2019 22:18:44
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A bit of the tip shows up on 1961-63 mapping but site seems to be obscured by tree cover on sat images. IP: 81.151.118.251
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Location: Mold, NE Wales

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Tryddyn Vale Cannel Pits Coal Colliery (mine)
Posted: 29/10/2019 23:34:33
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All the Mold, Nerquis, Leeswood, Coed Talon and Treuddyn pits were worked out, closed, shafts / adits filled in or capped many, many years ago. There are housing or industrial estates built over a lot of them these days. The last colliery to work was the small Coed Talon drift mine and this closed in the early 1990's, was then open casted and land restored.
There is still coal in the district but uneconomic to get out. Under my house in Treuddyn are seams of cannel, house and coking coal but my deeds say it's not mine (pardon the pun).
The only mines you can get into around here are the lead mines. Minera to the south, Belgrave and Bog across the valley to the west then to the north, Milwr and Hendre Spar...

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Posted: 30/10/2019 21:12:50
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Just a bit more info, I've just taken part, as a member of the community choir, in the reenactment of the Mold Riots of 1869.
A neighbouring pit to the Tryddyn Vale Colliery, Leeswood Green Colliery had a new manager brought in from County Durham by the (English) mine owner along with a handful of English colliers from Lancashire. One of his first acts was to forbid the existing men from speaking their native tongue, Welsh, in the mine. Next he cut their pay which sparked much unrest such that they raided his house, put him on a train back to England and emptied his house of his goods.
The Police arrested the ringleaders and they were tried in Mold and given heavy sentences. As they were being escorted to the train, the riot broke out and the Chester Militia were mobilised. It ended up with shots being fired and 4 people were killed - colliers wives...
It was a dark day in our town's history and the reenactment play has really gripped the town with it being a sell out for 6 / 7 weeks beforehand.
The message at the end was as true back in 1869 as it is today - Wales is a welcoming nation but respect our language and traditions, learn from us and together we can have a bright future...

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