Agents department for the Rhymney Valley collieries

Scope and Content

These papers consist of the papers of the colliery agent who represented the coal owning company in day-to-day matters at the colliery. They include weekly reports and workmen's inspector reports from the Rhymney Valley Collieries (Britannia, Elliot, Windsor, Bargoed, Groesfaen, Pidwellt, New Tredegar, Rhymney Merthyr, Brithdir, Pengam and Ogilvie). Subjects of the correspondence include employee matters, disputes, orders and equipment. The correspondence for 1926 (DPD/2/5/6) is particulary interesting as it covers employee matters during the Miners Strike.

1914: Agents: N Phillips (Rhymney), D A Hann (Penallta and Britannia)

1920: Agent Douglas A Hann

1921: Agent: W E Jayne and Mr H McVivar; assistant agents: G E Thomas

1930s: Agent: A Tait


These files have been arranged, where possible, according to their original file number. Although this arrangement isn't always the most systamtic, it has been kept to reflect original order and because their are cross references between the files. The papers within the file have also been kept in their original order