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Ifton Colliery
« on: Saturday 16 May 20 10:49 BST (UK) »
I believe my grandfather, Edward Malchus Hughes, left the farm in Llansilin/Llangedwyn area to come and work at Ifton Colliery during the 1920s.  How can I confirm this?  Are there are sites/facilities which give the names of employees at that time?

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Re: Ifton Colliery
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 May 20 11:27 BST (UK) »
I don't think there are any lists.  Such a pity, my Dad might well have known of him. 
There is a Chirk History group on Facebook which covers Ifton Colliery as well. I don't think St Martins has it's own group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/chirkhistory/
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Re: Ifton Colliery
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 May 20 11:32 BST (UK) »
You could try this

http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/

There have been a few posts here over the years on the same subject hence a search for mine employee records should yield those threads.


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Re: Ifton Colliery
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 May 20 11:35 BST (UK) »
As well as the Chirk site, there's this:

http://www.oswestrygenealogy.org.uk/

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http://www.oswestrygenealogy.org.uk/album/ifton/

Both sites have photos of Ifton - many include my relatives  :)

I visited it a few times in the 1950s with Dad. He wouldn't let me go down when it was opened for visitors as he didn't want my sister an I to see teh working conditions.
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Re: Ifton Colliery
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 May 20 09:07 BST (UK) »
Thank you Gadget and Colin Lamb - very helpful