Summary Information

Gwent Archives
National Coal Board (South Western Division) Bedwas .
Catalogue of National Coal Board (South Western Division) Bedwas project files, 1956-1957 and colliery photographs, c. 1960-1970’s
1.0 not recorded

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Scope and Contents note

National Coal Board South Western Division files outlining Project for the reconstruction of Bedwas Colliery 1955 [2 files with plans]. National Coal Board negatives and photographs of Celynon North, Celynon South, Marine, Oakdale, Roseheyworth and Six Bells Collieries, c.1970 [1 box comprising 7 files].

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Arrangement note

Arranged in the following way: National Coal Board (South Wales Division), and National Coal Board (South Wales Area).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Coal trade--Great Britain; Coal trade--Wales;

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

National Coal Board (South Western Division) 

Project Files 

 D4180/1-2 National Coal Board project files and costings (with plans) for the reconstruction of Bedwas Colliery, June 1955 and revised with alternatives. 1956-1957 

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National Coal Board (South Wales Area) Photographic and Publicity Department 

Colliery Photographs 

 D4180/3  Celynen South Colliery, Abercarn. General view with locomotive sidings, pit head frame, pit face roadway and mine trams. [3] c.1960s-c.1970s 

 D4180/4 Celynen North Colliery, Newbridge Face shearer and pumping house, pit roadway and trams. [4] c.1960s-c.1970s 

 D4180/5  Marine Colliery Cwm, Ebbw Vale Pit head frame and engine house, mine heading and pit trunk road [5] c.1960s-c.1970s 

 D4180/6  Oakdale Colliery, Oakdale Prints and negatives of deep cone thickeners and installation [7 + negatives] c.1960s-c.1970s 

 D4180/7  Rose Heyworth Colliery, Abertillery Pit head frame, engine house and sheds, locomotive sidings and wagons [3] c.1960s-c.1970s 

 D4180/8 Six Bells Colliery, Abertillery General views including pit head frames, intake and return roadheads, coal preparation plant, miners with coal cutting equipment, chockman with hydraulic pit chocks, locomotive driver. [14] c.1960s-c.1970s 

 D4180/9 Miscellaneous File: Prince of Wales Colliery, Colliers’ Swimming Baths, Abercarn N.D. c. 1900 (Re-copied by John Cornwell, Bristol) [1]; Hafodyrynys Colliery – exterior rail sidings (NCB Photo Library), c. 1960-70’s; Markham Colliery coal cutter and pit chocks c. 1970 [1]; Landscape photographs of ? Blaina c. 1970 [6]. 

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