Wyndham/Western Colliery, Nantymoel, Records

Scope and Content

Record of hours of employment of Winding Enginemen at Wyndham/Western colliery

Administrative / Biographical History

John Brogden and Sons opened Wyndham Colliery in the Ogmore Valley in 1865, but the colliery was soon bought by Colonel North and became part of North's Navigation Company. It was sold to the Cory Brothers in 1906 and later Powell Duffryn before nationalisation in 1947. In 1887 the nearby Western Colliery was sunk by the Ocean Coal Company. The two collieries were linked In 1965 after deepening of the shafts and merged to become Wyndham/Western Colliery. The colliery closed in January 1984.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by a private individual April 2013.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Louise Hunt for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to 'Collieries of South Wales: 1', Cornwell, John, Landmark Publishing, 2001.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Found at the mine after it was abandoned in 1984

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.