Trying to trace which mine my ancesters worked in. In 1891 they lived in llidiart fanny cottage Griffith Edwards the father aged 64 is listed as a coal miner. His son Edwin aged 30 is also listed as working in the mines.
In1881 they lived in Stable Row vron Griffith Edwards is listed as a Ostler at the colliery. He had 3 sons working with him in the mine. Evan 23 Edwin 20 Isaac 25
Vron Colliery:Location,Tanyfron Sunk:circa 1806 Closed:1943 The colliery was sunk around 1806 and experienced financial problems for a sustained period before it was purchased by the Broughton and Plas Power Coal Company for use as a pumping shaft. The coal pillars which supported the shafts were worked form Offa's Dyke level and operations here ceased in 1943 Plas Power Colliery :Location, Southsea Sunk:1875 The sinking of Plas Power Colliery commenced in 1875 with the first coal being wound in 1977. Even during the early phase of production at Plas Power, it was always considered a modern pit as its various owners were pioneers in the use of electricity underground. As well as this, the central generating system also provided electricity to Gatewen and Vron collieries. At its peak the colliery employed 1,099 men. In 1885 miners at Plas Power mobbed and drove away Irish workers at the colliery and the following year saw more riots and dispute over industrial relations.
Hi, Although Llidiart Fanny is on the very southern end of Coedpoeth at the bottom of the Talwrn Rd. I would suggest Vron was nearest with Plas Power a very close second--My guesstimate would be about a mile to either of these from Coedpoeth, Sorry I do not know the exact location of Talwrn Colliery but if it was the one near 5 Crosses this again would be about a bare mile away. Please bear in mind this is only an opinion and I will probably be shot down in flames. Good Luck Tom
Hi all, Top Talwrn colliery was situated (if my memory serves me right) between the end of Brynhyfryd estate and 3/4 Talwrn Rd - there are bungalows built on the land now and it backs onto Greengate Farm Estate which was built in the 70/80s. There were mounds on this land which I assume were the remains of the colliery spoil tips. I can vaguely remember there being a pit head there and being warned by my nan to be careful when I played at (the now demolished ) Joys cottage which stood on the Talwrn Rd side of the land because there were old mine workings there. Maybe an old map would prove where these collieries were - the ones I found so far look too small when viewed on a computer?
Hi, Ah well, thanks Lynn for info.-Therefore Talwrn Colliery would be the nearest to Llidiart Fanny ;D I think I will stick to something I do know a little about ;D There is a Griffith Edwards aged 79 yrs bur. 19 7 1911 in Plot 111 in Coedpoeth Cemetery with Edwin Edwards 59 yrs 27 11 1920(exact dob)----In Plot 1386 there is an Isaac Edwards aged 72 yrs bur 5 12 1927(good dob)--In this plot there are 4 more all named Jones who I would expect to be connected in some way. Appreciate you may already have this info but it may help someone. Tom