The Llynfi Valley Collieries

The Llynfi Valley had a number of pits working through the years and numerous levels (drift mines). The deep pits included:

Garth – sunk in 1864 and closed in 1930

Coegnant – sunk in 1882 and closed in 1981

Caerau – sunk in 1889 and closed in 1979

Oakwood – sunk in 1868 and closed in 1928/9

St.John’s – sunk in 1908 and closed in 1985 (the last deep mine in the Llynfi Valley)

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