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Coal mining in the Llanelli area

M. V. Symons

Coal mining in the Llanelli area

by M. V. Symons

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Published by Llanelli Borough Council in Llanelli .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Wales,
  • Llanelli region
    • Subjects:
    • Coal mines and mining -- Wales -- Llanelli region -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementM.V. Symons.
      SeriesLlanelli Public Library Local History Research Group series ;, no. 1
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9551.8.L6 S95
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv.<1> ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3890562M
      ISBN 100906821002
      LC Control Number81451964

      National Eisteddfod. Llanelli has hosted the National Eisteddfod six times: in , , , , and Welsh language. In the midth century, Llanelli was the largest town in the world where more than half the population spoke a Celtic language. It is ranked the 7th largest urban area in ing to the UK Census returns, % of Llanelli town . The whole Amman Valley area, having massive reserves of top quality anthracite coal, soon had numerous collieries constructed, and working to full capacity, producing the coal required. Transportation of the coal was by means of an elaborate rail network set up in South Wales, linking all parts of the country.

      Coal was mined in the Eastwood area for nearly years. Originally, the monks of Beauvale Priory held the coal mining rights and there may have been shallow workings dating further back . In the 18th century the Industrial Revolution, with iron and tin works and especially coal mining, transformed the area from a small, scattered farming community to a built-up, highly populated commercial Welsh language was at the fore and the successful participation in local and national eisteddfodau by numerous village people, choirs and bands put Brynamman on Ceremonial county: Dyfed, West Glamorgan.

      Come and take in all that The Wildgoose has to offer, with fantastic views out over the Millennium recreational lake and over the coastal town of Llanelli. This ground floor, executive apartment is on the doorstep to the beach and is the ideal location to explore this beautiful area of Carmarthenshire. tinplate, coal mining and brick. Anthracite derives from the Greek anthrakítēs (ἀνθρακίτης), literally "coal-like". Other terms which refer to anthracite are black coal, hard coal, stone coal, dark coal, coffee coal, blind coal (in Scotland), Kilkenny coal (in Ireland), crow coal or craw coal, and black diamond. "Blue Coal" is the term for a once-popular and trademarked brand of anthracite, mined by the Glen.


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Coal Mining in the Llanelli Area ~ Volume One ~ 16th. Century to by M. Symons "Malcolm Symons' book shows clearly what a persistent and dedicated investigator can achieve by locating a diversity of documents and by studying these intensively and imaginatively, coupled with the available field evidence.

Coal Mining in the Llanelli Area: Sixteenth Century to v. 1 (Series / Llanelli Public Library. Local History Research Group) by Malcolm V. Symons. Llanelli Regional Libraries, Volume 1. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

Get this from a library. Coal mining in the Llanelli area. Vol. 16th century to [M V Symons]. V olume Two published January and available from Llanelli Library at £ Coal Mining in the Llanelli Area ~ Volume Two ~ by M. Symons. Volume two adopts the same format as the first book of the series which ended inand recounts the story of Llanelli's coal mining industry from up toa year which marked the beginning of a period of unrest.

Coal Mining in the Llanelli Area: Sixteenth Century to v. 1 (Series / Llanelli Public Library. Local History Research Group) by Malcolm V. Symons. Used; hardcover; Condition See description ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Seller.

Great book, well written. Factual historic books can make quite boring reading, this doesn't. an added bonus for me is the fact I used to live in the areas it covers.

Plenty of books on the coalfield to the east of Neath but very little on the Neath, Morriston, Swansea, Llanelli area - this book 5/5(3). Llanelli ("St Elli's Parish"; Welsh pronunciation: [ɬaˈnɛɬi]) is the largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire and the preserved county of Dyfed, d on the Loughor estuary, some 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Swansea and 12 miles (19 km) south-east of the county town, Carmarthen, Llanelli is famous for its rugby tradition and as a centre of tinplate y: Wales.

Coal mining in the South Wales Coalfield was a dangerous occupation with lifelong health implications. [15] Between andminers over the age of 25 in the Merthyr Tydfil district were found to have a life expectancy of around 20 years, lower than in other mining areas of England and Wales.

"Coal mining was the initial stage in the industrialisation of the Llanelly district. Coal mining was carried on to a certain extent in Llanelly aboutand there is a reference to a pit opened in the early 16th century at Caecotton Isaf. After a few years, this was abandoned in consequence of the flooding of the workings.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Llanelli Chronicle compiled by Gareth Hughes from local newspaper reports The book has pages, the index provided is unfortunately incomplete.

Val Gregory: Coal Mining in the Llanelli Area: Vol. One: 16th century to Llanelli Borough Council: Val Gregory: Old Llanelly by John Innes. Western Mail, Limited. Symons, Malcolm.

People in Mining and Metals: The Llanelli Area, Second Stages in Researching Welsh Ancestry. Edited by John & Sheila Rowlands.

FFHS, Symons, M V. Coal Mining in the Llanelli area, 16th century to Llanelli, Coal Mining in the Llanelli Area: Sixteenth Century to v. 1 (Series / Llanelli Public Library.

Local History Research Group) by Malcolm V. Symons and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Coal Authority is pleased to provide access to this Interactive Viewer and related web services.

Please read the following information regarding their use and the licensing of the information provided herein: By remaining on this website and using the Coal Authority's Interactive Viewer and web services, you hereby acknowledge and agree to. The closure of the coal mines has led to economic decline since the s.

Llanelli is home to the National Wetlands Centre, Wales. Historically the town's economy was based upon mining, but today, the service industry is the largest sector of the local economy, employing around 65% of all workers.

The name Llanelli is of uncertain origin. The area is not only beautiful but has a rich industrial past being one of the very first areas in the world for heavy industry: coal mining, iron and steel, copper and especially tin. The world's first can of beer was produced at a brewery nearby and /10().

Buy Coal Mining in the Llanelli Area: Sixteenth Century to v. 1 (Series / Llanelli Public Library. Local History Research Group) by Symons, Malcolm V. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2). Coal Mining In The Llanelli Area; Volume 1.

16th (Sixteenth) Century to Symons, M. (Book #ID ) Published by Llanelli Borough Council, Public Library, Llanelli First Edition Llanelli First edition hard back binding in publisher's original ruby red cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine.

8vo. 9½'' x 6''. See Extracts from Annibynwyr Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. and Extracts from The History of Pontardawe and District by John Henry Davies for a random selection of historic facts about mining in Cwmgors as seen in these source books.

Some of these are repeated below in an [unsuccessful] attempt to portray a coherent picture. The Red Vein, 4 feet 3 inches thick, outcropping at.

The Llanelly and Mynydd Mawr Railway was authorised in It made use of part of the long defunct Carmarthenshire Railway or Tramroad of The older line began running trains inand was a plateway of about 4 feet gauge, with horse traction, for the purpose of bringing minerals from the Mynydd Mawr to the sea for onward shipment at Llanelly Docks.

Our reports offer peace of mind to new home owners. We have a range of reports which provide a concise assessment of the likelihood of a property or piece of land being affected by coal mining activity. Our reports offer expert advice based on our unique database of coal mining information as well as our vast archive of historical maps and plans.The site is located in the Trostre area of Llanelli some 2km to the south of the town centre, adjacent to the popular Trostre and Pemberton Retail Parks.

Plot 3 extends to approximately acres and is situated at the entrance of the Trostre Industrial Estate and. The southern section of the Central Wales Line was a route of many contrasts. From the rural charm of Mid Wales, the line passed through the western fringes of the South Wales coal mining area which also boasted other spheres of industrial activity.

Finally, by complete contrast, the last part of the route followed the coast where sand blown onto the Author: John Organ.