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mariescott64

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Posted: 02/01/2009 21:15:07
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Hi
could any one tell me which mine a person would have worked if he lived in Merthyr Tydfill in 1880s?



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robnorthwales

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Posted: 03/01/2009 00:40:13
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Not really, there were a lot of coal mines in the area.
If you want some more information, a good place to start might be here

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The South Wales coalfields are in the South West Division maps - you'll probably want maps 145,146,147 and 148.
Bear in mind that, even from the 1880s, it is possible that not all the mines will be listed.
Good luck !

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Posted: 03/01/2009 14:29:23
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That seems an interesting source, not just for coal mines. The lists of mines at various dates giving their owners, mine agents, and how many men employed above and below ground is interesting to read.

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Posted: 03/01/2009 21:18:16
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I found it very usefull, it gives the date & age of my paternal grandfather when he was injured in Talke North Pit - somthing my dad could no longer remember, other than it was pre-war.
Oddly, although it details his injuries, it omits the fact he was trapped for around 24hrs!
Still a very handy resource though.

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