Cynheidre Lodge, National Union of Mineworkers Records

Scope and Content

Minute books, 1961-1964, of Cynheidre Lodge, National Union of Mineworkers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cynheidre Colliery was located in the Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire, sunk in the 1950s. In 1963, Cynheidre was integrated with Pentremawr Colliery, and closed in 1989. The Cynheidre Lodge was a branch of the National Union of Mineworkers; in 1974 it merged with the Pentremawr Lodge.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Gavin Evans, Carmarthen Museum, Abergwili, Carmarthenshire, 1995.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Ammanford Website (, viewed 24 October 2003; email from Phil Cullen, 29 March 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

The majority of the National Union of Mineworkers, Cynheidre Lodge, records are University of Wales, Swansea, Archives, Library and Information Services, MNC/NUM/L/15.


Outburst: Curse Below the Gwendraeth Valley by Phil Cullen (2001, Carmarthenshire County Council)