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South Wales Colliery Co

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of Cwmtillery Colliery

1850 Colliery opened by the South Wales Colliery Company

1863 The company was established.

1864 the South Wales Colliery Co. was formed to take over the Tir Nicholas workings and, by the end of the year it had a capital of approx £200,000 and had acquired over 1,500 acres of Freehold and Leasehold land.

1866 Inquest into the death of a worker. [1]

1880 The company was reconstructed. [2]

1888 Leased the working colliery to Lancaster, Spier & Co and later the Lancasters Steam Coal Collieries Limited.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 1st June 1866 p407
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908