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From: "Huw Daniel" <>
Subject: Re: Pontycymmer collieres
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 12:04:10 +0100
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Hi Judy/David,
Mot a bad theory in England, howver a walk of 5 miles
from Pontycymmer would not only take in all the pist in the Garw, Ogmore,
Maesteg and Gilfach valleys but a large slice of the Rhondda valleys.

It would also involve traversing several mountains, none of which at that
time had the convenience of a road.

There were of course the railways, but not only were they relatively
expensive for the working class to travel regularly on they would add 2-3
hours each way on a 12 hour shift so not very practible.

Your best bet David, would be to get a map of the area from the time period
you are after and ascertain the pits closest to Albany st. It still won`t be
conclusive proof where your ancestor worked, and I suspect all pits in the
Garw would be within reasonable walking distance, and as most mining records
haven`t survived (most delibarately destroyed) then it would be a "best
guess" scenario.



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Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: Pontycymmer collieres

> Dear David
> What about narrowing down the search to a five mile mile around the
> they lived at in Pontycymmer.
> When I was researching Derbyshire Miners I found that 90% of Miners lived
> within a five mile walk of their work. Some of them lived just at the
> of the road. I am not sure whether there are lists of people who worked
> various collieries unless they were unlucky enough to have died in a pit
> disaster.
> Regards
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