Author Topic: Bwllfa Colliery Cwmdare Glamorgan  (Read 286 times)

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Bwllfa Colliery Cwmdare Glamorgan
« on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:18 BST (UK) »
Can anyone tell me if there is any buildings remaining for the Bwllfa Colliery.
As a child in the early 1950s I can remember walking from my grandparents house in Bwllfa
Road (where my father was born) to the 'pit head' and going into a building with very clean sparkling machinery almost like museum pieces.  I know my grandfather worked there and I also believe my great grandfather (my grandmothers father) worked there.
Any info would be much appreciated.
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Re: Bwllfa Colliery Cwmdare Glamorgan
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:38 BST (UK) »
Looks like it was all removed and landscaped (apart from a couple of monuments), to make Dare Valley Country Park.
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Re: Bwllfa Colliery Cwmdare Glamorgan
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:40 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sam, hoping to visit area soon and wondered what might be around that I would remember.


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Re: Bwllfa Colliery Cwmdare Glamorgan
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:49 BST (UK) »
I think they've erected a small pit wheel and a stone monument. I  read that landscaping took plaCe in the 1970's. The Cynon Valley Museum may have some ino. I know they are closed to the public, but there may be staff around. http://cynonvalleymuseum.wales/   They also have a Facebook and twitter page that might get you more immediate contact