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Topic: Who owns Gleision Colliery?
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2015 08:30:00   Subject: Who owns Gleision Colliery?
We're not all that volatile on the Welsh coal mines site lol just typical ex colliers. As Ty Gwyn has already stated good coal but down a long way and a lot of pumping. The CA might well hold a plan a
Topic: Point of Ayr Colliery headgear returns as memorial
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/12/2014 20:24:15   Subject: Point of Ayr Colliery headgear returns as memorial
Sorry if the article on the South Wales website upset people NOT! !! Many of us picketed scab pits and saw them waving pay packets at us . I'll view it as a monument to those who struck in 84 /85. T
Topic: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/11/2014 16:58:46   Subject: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
What condition are these mines in. Do they need pumping or do they drain naturally.

Ty Gwyn wnai trio ffonio ti heno.
Topic: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/11/2014 13:27:06   Subject: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
Agree Ty Gwyn but everything and everyone is anti coal at the moment so you might have more of a chance mining anything bar coal.
Off thread again if you get to run your own things then more cha
Topic: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2014 23:14:05   Subject: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
Sorry I miss read the post thought the last one was on about the SNP in Scotland not Snowdonia national park.
One may well be doing a poor job you know more than me as you live there [but the on
Topic: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2014 23:01:35   Subject: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
Sorry didn't realise that GCC or The national parks represented the people of Wales. Will return to the Welsh coal mines website and leave you to your future conservative and ukip government or perhap
Topic: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2014 11:33:38   Subject: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
Independence would sort that out !!!
Topic: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
miner1985

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2014 10:27:30   Subject: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
Good news but the crown should have no say in it.
Topic: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2014 00:36:48   Subject: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
Agree Ty Gwyn one the best programs about the strike (and in the language of heaven). Must be nice to judge somebody from the safety of your armchair!! (Must be a politician). I can tell you that gett
Topic: Blaentillery No.2
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2014 10:59:51   Subject: Blaentillery No.2
As Ty Gwyn states owned by someone in Chesterfield. High Sulphur content though around 3%
Topic: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/06/2014 23:06:47   Subject: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
And if it was aimed at me I stand by what I posted. I called it a travesty because as an ex coal miner and having seen the plans you want me and Ty Gwyn (also an ex coal miner) to believe that that w
Topic: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/06/2014 21:11:03   Subject: Gleision Colliery accident 15/09/2011
[quote="Aditaddict"]Who are we to judge ?
i wasn't there , therefore i dont know[/quote]

For any coal miners on here - its plain to see. Travesty!!!
Topic: south wales
miner1985

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/06/2014 23:28:17   Subject: south wales
Shwmai Bill - like Ty Gwyn there are a few of us in the South Wales area. Though I am further east.

I thought Ty Gwyn would settle for 2'6' of coal!!!:smartass:
Topic: Celynen North Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/02/2014 09:46:50   Subject: Celynen North Colliery Coal Mine
Had a number of relatives in the North including an uncle who went onto Britannia school of mines after a heart attack - Derek Roberts and my grandfather (he died in 1960) John Griffith John (known as
Topic: Happy new year everybody
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2014 10:05:07   Subject: Happy new year everybody
Blwyddyn newydd dda i bawb - and it's raining again here in Wales!!
Topic: Merry Christmas
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2013 17:15:08   Subject: Merry Christmas
Nadolig Llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda i bawb ar y safwe hwn

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone on this website.
Topic: King Edward Mine - Blimey!
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/10/2013 19:29:07   Subject: King Edward Mine - Blimey!
It's in Cornwall and lots of them don't feel English!!
Topic: Universal Colliery, Senghenydd.
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2013 22:38:57   Subject: Universal Colliery, Senghenydd.
RIP - will be thinking of the disaster tomorrow morning
Topic: Aberpergwm
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/08/2013 10:15:06   Subject: Aberpergwm
Also heard from a good source that Aberpergwm colliery is for sale - last price quoted £120m
Topic: Trouble at Unity Mine
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/08/2013 10:14:08   Subject: Trouble at Unity Mine
On the Welsh news yesterday it was mentioned that 100 jobs could be lost at Unity mine - Cwmgwrach. Just over 200 work there. It was stated that the problem was due to the slowness of obtaining plann
Topic: Victor coal saw
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2013 22:12:05   Subject: Victor coal saw
Hi Phil - hope things are ok up North. How does what you are describing fit in with the description of how the machine was used to cut/saw the coal?
Topic: Big Pit Blaenafon: mine manager post advertised
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/08/2013 16:01:37   Subject: Big Pit Blaenafon: mine manager post advertised
Don't think Peter Walker worked at Marine but did I believe work at Six Bells and Penallta (I might be wrong about Marine - just can't remember him there)
Topic: Victor coal saw
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 13:04:01   Subject: Victor coal saw
If not held at the Durham site (I think it is mainly an online site) I beleive they have referenced The Scottish mining museum site. So any Scottish boys know anything about it?
Topic: Victor coal saw
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 10:55:25   Subject: Victor coal saw
Thanks, yes I've read that description, sorry my post wasn't very clear. Just wondered if anyone had actually seen one in action. Believe they were in use in some of the small mines as late as the 198
Topic: Victor coal saw
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 10:17:47   Subject: Victor coal saw
[img]http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/9405301629_eec6dc6db0_z.jpg[/img]

This isa photo of a Victor Coal Saw does anyone on this site know anything about it (or even seen one in action)?
Topic: Pleasley Pit Open Weekend
miner1985

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2013 10:57:06   Subject: Pleasley Pit Open Weekend
Does a lot more go on during open days then?
Topic: Pleasley Pit Open Weekend
miner1985

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2013 23:44:11   Subject: Pleasley Pit Open Weekend
I thought it was open most weekends?
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/07/2013 23:30:37   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
Thanks all the votes are much appreciated
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 27/06/2013 14:34:33   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
Please consider giving a vote for the Aber valley heritage project on the following website:


http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards/heritage
Topic: Only 11 coal mines left in UK
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2013 09:45:39   Subject: Only 11 coal mines left in UK
Know the boys at Haywood I believe they hope to go back there in the near future
Topic: Cwmcarn Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/06/2013 22:30:09   Subject: Cwmcarn Colliery Coal Mine
Cwmcarn colliery is noted as been closed in 1968 and known as Prince of Wales colliery. This is incorrect it was known as Cwmcarn colliery and Abercarn colliery was known as the POW.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/06/2013 10:19:44   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Carbon reduction my arse.[/quote]

That would be methane reduction Ty Gwyn!!


Agree the lunatics are now running the asylum. Sat on years of coal and we put up useless and u
Topic: Stately home owners sue Coal Board for £100m
miner1985

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/06/2013 13:27:35   Subject: Stately home owners sue Coal Board for £100m
B$£^$£^KS to them, they probably lived off the suffering of others when the pits were open and now want us to pay them. Tough $^$£^$
Topic: Britannia Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/05/2013 21:29:54   Subject: Britannia Colliery Coal Mine
Just to put you out of your misery Simon. The current posting for Britannia colliery - pictures and location are correct.
The current location of Pengam House coal is also correct. The picture
Topic: Britannia Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/05/2013 17:22:20   Subject: Britannia Colliery Coal Mine
I can see the problem you have listed Britannia as Pengam colliery. There was a Pengam house coal pit lower down the valley at around :
51.6694652202278,-3.2213966050942

It closed as a
Topic: Bargoed colliery
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/05/2013 17:16:11   Subject: Bargoed colliery
After looking at Britannia colliery I noticed that you have Bargoed Brithdir colliery listed at being in Mid Wales. This colliery was the house coal pit of Bargoed colliery and all three shafts (the 2
Topic: Britannia Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/05/2013 17:09:48   Subject: Britannia Colliery Coal Mine
Is this any good:

51.6744197778579,-3.22051756403642
Topic: Britannia Colliery Coal Mine
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/05/2013 10:41:50   Subject: Britannia Colliery Coal Mine
I did my training there in August 1977, at that time both pits were winding coal. Training was in the North (upcast pit). When I went back to do my face training around 1979 I think only the South (d
Topic: Long time coming Uk Coal
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2013 23:09:53   Subject: Long time coming Uk Coal
Totally agree, these are the people Maggie and her clowns wanted to run the coal industry, couldn't run a coal shed!
Topic: coal board
miner1985

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2013 16:19:33   Subject: coal board
Sticky wicket the HMI would come down like a ton of bricks and would fine the manager/owner.
Topic: Mining Magazines
miner1985

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 16/04/2013 14:23:52   Subject: Mining Magazines
Would be interested in Coal age.
Topic: Fire at Daw mill
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/03/2013 10:08:35   Subject: Fire at Daw mill
Don't think Drax is converting to 100% Biomass - seem to remember something on the tv about it. Those who are quite happy to see coal go will be the first ones to complain when prices go up for elect
Topic: Fire at Daw mill
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/03/2013 09:56:16   Subject: Fire at Daw mill
Yes Dai Butt scabs he maeant.
Topic: Fire at Daw mill
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/03/2013 11:10:45   Subject: Fire at Daw mill
Any chance of South Wales having the one headgear back as it came from Albion colliery, Cilfynnydd.
Topic: Fire at Daw mill
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/03/2013 19:50:09   Subject: Fire at Daw mill
Uk Coal no interest in keeping mining going - more interested in makling money from selling the land. Could always put some of those useless windmills on the site!!!
Topic: Mining Interest
miner1985

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/03/2013 11:03:19   Subject: Mining Interest
South Wales again same with my grandfather.
Topic: Fire at Daw mill
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/02/2013 12:49:46   Subject: Fire at Daw mill
Country parks and no new jobs.
Topic: Fire at Daw mill
miner1985

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/02/2013 12:29:31   Subject: Fire at Daw mill
Nothing left of the coal industry soon!!
Topic: south crofty progress
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/02/2013 10:18:42   Subject: south crofty progress
Thanks for the reply knocker - am I right in assumming that many of the shafts in Cornwall have not been filled (as is the case in South Wales) and could be pumped and reopened? Do they intend to eve
Topic: south crofty progress
miner1985

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/02/2013 11:21:00   Subject: south crofty progress
Was in Cornwall for a week (last week) - stayed near Wheal Busy. Just wondering (as an ex coal miner) are there two shafts back to back at South Crofty (as headgear seems to indicate)?
Went over
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