Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 142,957 pages of information and 228,875 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Difference between revisions of "David Davis and Sons"

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
Line 14: Line 14:
1890 Subsequently [[D. Davis and Sons]]
1890 Subsequently [[D. Davis and Sons]]
1927 See [[The Basic Industries of Great Britain by Aberconway: Chapter XVIII|Aberconway Chapter XVIII]] for information on the company and its history
1930 Presumably amalgamated with other collieries into [[Welsh Associated Collieries]]

Revision as of 18:46, 9 July 2020

The business was built up by David Davis (1797-1866). It was based on the Aberdare Valley, and a number of collieries were opened south of Aberdare, such as that at Abercwmboi.

1830s The Ferndale Colliery was sunk in the early thirties by David Davis]], a draper, who worked a small anthracite level under the Marquess of Bute.

With his two sons, Lewis Davis and David Davis, he sank another pit.

1839 Shipped coal at Cardiff.

Acquired the Tylorstown Collieries.

During the founder's last years, the family became involved in the early exploitation of the coal reserves of the neighbouring Rhondda Valleys, with the Davis family's operations being concentrated on Ferndale in the Rhondda Fach. Despite the huge loss of life at Ferndale in 1867 he was regarded as a good employer

1867 Announced they had supplied all the coal used by the French Imperial mail steamers to South America[1]

1890 Subsequently D. Davis and Sons

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1867/07/05