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Wynnstay Colliery Medal

manufacturer unknown

Date: 1874

Media: metal

Size: diameter 51 mm

Acquired: 2002; Gift

Accession Number: 2002.139/5

Presented by the New British Iron Company for courage shown in connection with the fire at the Wynnstay Colliery, 1874.


c j o jones
20 February 2018, 18:24
I have exactly the same medal which was presented to JOHN JONES, who must have worked at the Wynnstay Colliery. The name is inscribed on the rear face of the medal, which is highly decorated.
The medal has been certified as solid silver and was kept by my family who originate from the Ruabon and Cefn Mawr area.
The medal is in a red leather case which is in very good condition.
My Great Grandfather was Alderman Christmas Jones, who owned several shops in Cefn Mawr, as well as being well known in the area, he came from a mining family, and was almost certainly a close relative of John Jones.

C J O Jones

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