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Ogmore Valley Mining Deaths

Ocean Western Colliery Deaths

Started in 1872 the colliery has been variously called Blaenogwr Colliery, Western Colliery, Ocean Colliery and Ocean Western Colliery. At its height in 1945, over 900 men worked here.

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Penllwyngwent Colliery Deaths

The Penllwyngwent Colliery opened in 1906. The image dates from the 1920’s when the Aerial Ropeway was installed to take the colliery spoil to the top of Mynydd Aber. The colliery suffered a fire in 1969 and officially closed on 7th February 1969.

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Wyndham Colliery Deaths

Wyndham Colliery produced of both House and Steam coal, employed 1,332 men by 1918. During 1957 the colliery was linked underground with the nearby Western Colliery, with coal from the combined unit being raised at Wyndham.

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