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Castle Pit, South Wales

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1870. Pumping and winding machinery.

1866 The Crawshay Brothers of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks opened this pit. [1]

1896 There were 686 men working this pit. [2]

1908 The work force had grown to 1272 men. [3]

1918 There were now 1355 men reported to be working at the Castle Pit. [4]

1920's During the 1920's the Pit was linked with South Duffryn Colliery and then owned by the Plymouth Iron Co. [5]

See Welsh Mining website for more details and images.

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