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Garw Valley Collieries

Ffaldau Colliery in 1986 after closure.

When they were converting the winder from steam to electricity in 1946 they were putting the new winding drum in when one half of the drum slipped, sheared through a bolt which flew out and hit a man in the head, killing him instantly. The building in the foreground on the left was the Stores where I had been working the previous year.

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Ffaldau Colliery in 1986 after closure.

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