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Frank de Wit

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Re: 2019, Reed, Tarenni Colliery
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 06:51:48 AM »
This is the complete history of a coalmine in Cwmtawe, the Swansea Valley, the author who is not a mining but worked in heavy engineering and lived within the community all his life. Describes the mine, the trades, the communities around this valley.and the village of Rhos The mine was closed after nationalisation in 1949 and is therefore not included in Steve Grudgings book of a similar area
https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/tareni-colliery-swansea-valley-the-mine-the-miners-and-their-communities.html

This new publication on coalmining in Wales is the first complete history of a coalmine in the Swansea Valley region, an area once boasting over fifty collieries. The first chapter covers the geology of the Swansea Valley region and the anthracite coalfield, and the creation of The South Wales Primrose Coal Company Ltd which sank Tareni Colliery between 1902 and 1905. The continuing chapters discuss how the pits were sunk and operated and describe the different types of mine equipment and how they were used both below and above ground. The book identifies the different uses for anthracite coals in industry, agriculture and domestic markets, specifically those of the nickel refining processes at the nearby Mond Nickel Refinery at Clydach, whose parent Company eventually purchased Tareni Colliery in 1928. The markets for anthracite coals in Europe, Canada and the United States of America are outlined with their impact on the development of the anthracite coal industry in South Wales. The transport systems of canal, sea, rail and road used by the mines are discussed, some of which were innovative at that time. Local social issues are very well documented in this book from reports in Llais Llafur (the newspaper of the Ystalyfera region). They describe the many bitter strikes that took place in the mining industry as Trade Unions attempted to unionise the workforce, together with the mine owners’ and the government’s responses to those actions. The many accidents and deaths caused by coalmining are described, along with the curse of “the dust” (silicosis and pneumoconiosis) that damaged the health of thousands of coalminers.
https://tarenicolliery.com/

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2019, Reed, Tarenni Colliery
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 06:50:19 AM »
Clive Reed
Tareni Colliery 1902 - 1949

A history of a mining enterprise in The Swansea Valley
Hb, 288pp, 300 x 290
197 images colour and Black and White
2019
https://tarenicolliery.com/
https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/tareni-colliery-swansea-valley-the-mine-the-miners-and-their-communities.html

Also see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarenni_Colliery