Oral History collection: Thomas Thomas (born 2 Sep. 1897) interviewed by K.R. Morgan about Coal mining in the Treboeth area; Mynydd Newydd colliery; Pentre Pit; Copper Pit; Tirdonkin colliery.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 38
  • Dates of Creation
      16 Oct. 1975
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:02:52] Industry: Thomas Thomas describes what school was like and talks about when he went to work in the colliery. [00:04:23] Industry: Thomas Thomas describes what it was like working in the colliery. [00:00:00] Community: Thomas Thomas, born 11th Sep 1897 introduces himself and he describes what he remembers of Treborth as a boy and mentions his family. [00:12:17] Industry: The use of naked lights and oil lamps in the colliery. [00:13:26] Industry: Horses working in the colliery. [00:14:20] Industry: Thomas Thomas describes the depth of the seem in the mines where he worked. [00:14:47] Community: Thomas Thomas describes the chapels underground in the mines and how they were run. [00:16:00] Industry: Thomas Thomas talk about how the men had to work for their money. [00:16:48] Industry: Thomas Thomas talks about why the Mynnydd Newydd colliery closed around 1933. He also describes where and what the Vivienne family owned and how their businesses worked. (Muffled). [00:22:59] Industry: The type of coal mined at Mynnydd Newydd colliery. (Muffled). [00:23:20] Industry: The location of Mynnydd Newydd pit. (Muffled). [00:24:16] Industry: Other collieries found in the same area near Mynnydd Newydd. (Muffled).