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Nine Mile Point Colliery, Cwmfelinfach

GRIFFIN, Chris (1945 - )

Nine Mile Point Colliery, Cwmfelinfach

Date: 1988

Media: print with wash on paper

Size: 160 x 194 mm

Acquired: 1990; Gift

Accession Number: 90.7I/8


Wendy Nicholls
1 March 2020, 08:10
So lovely to hear your stories. My father Henry (Harry) Clewer was born in Islwyn Street Cwmfelin in 1922. He worked in the pit from the age of 14 until the War. My Mother Veronica(Haynes) was originally from Risca but moved to Wattsville later. I visited Wattsville and Cwmfelin many times in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s but have lost contact with my relatives since. Even though I was born in the West Midlands part of me belongs in South Wales.
Chris lofty
6 December 2018, 21:09
Hi, I just came across your web entry whilst researching my maternal roots. My grandfather was a miner at nine mile point, he went into the mine age 13 until it closed. We used to spend our holidays at their house Beechwood Avenue, Wattsville, my brother and I loved our visits there, it was great watching the trains come into the coal yard from the bedroom window. My grandad was a lovely man, he used to take me and my brother for walks up the mountain at the back, and Machen mountain on the other side of the valley. I recently revisited Wattsville, the house is still there as I remembered it, it was very nostalgic. When my grandad retired they moved nearer to my parents in Buckinghamshire, the locals in the Village pub loved his mining stories!
My Grandadparents names were Herbert and Alice Edmunds, unfortunately there was nobody about in Beechwood Avenue who were around when they lived there, my brother and I used to stay there in the mid 50’s early 60’s.
Kind regards
mr stephen paul powe
21 October 2018, 15:17
My name is Stephen I lived in cwmfelinfach for 4o yrs I was born at 8 new road by the heaven on the hill club. I then moved up to my grans house number 14 hill view The house on the left as u come into cwmfelinfach From wattsvile. My dad use to work at nine mile point collery. And so did my grand father My dad was a pipe turner at the collery and my grand father was a fire man at the same collery There was a stay in strike at nine mile point were men stayed down the pit for a week ( The wife's the men who stayed down the pit used to bring There husbunds food. And it at to be sent down the pit for them to have There is a lot of history about cwmfelinfalinfach. Some day I would like to move back to my village were I was born I am living In blakwood at this present time

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