Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 04/29/2015


Photo taken on April 29, 2015



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St Mary's, Church Lane, Panteg, Pontypool 29 April 2015

St Mary's, Church Lane, Panteg, Pontypool 29 April 2015
The first pit at the Glyn Collieries was sunk in the 1840s, to a depth of 190 yards and was one of the first collieries to use steam power for its winding engines. Another two pits were sunk in the 1880s on the site of what became the Albion Road Colliery. Production stopped in 1932, but it continued to be used as a pumping station for Hafodyrynys until the 1960s. Although a relatively small colliery, 69 miners lost there lives there.

The parish dates back to Norman times, being mentioned in 1254. The tower foundation dates to this period, but the remainder of the church was rebuilt in the 19th Century.

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