Afan Valley 844973.

This was a series of small levels that worked the Wenallt seam at a thickness of 24 inches.

The West End No.2 Level was owned by Jones & Bevan in 1933 and employed 30 men, in 1937 it employed 24 men and in 1938 it employed 10 men. It employed 10 men and produced 5,600 tons of coal in 1940, 43 men produced 12,000 tons in 1941. In 1944 it employed 32 men and 23 men underground and 3 men on the surface in 1945 when managed by R. Rees and still owned by Jones & Bevan. In 1948 it employed 27 men and in 1950 it employed 25 men.

It was worked under license from the National Coal Board in the 1950s and 1960s by Jones and Bevan Limited. In 1957 it employed 24 men working underground and 2 men at the surface of the mine, the manager was Gwyn Rees. It abandoned the Wenallt Seam in 1960 and the Wenallt Rider Seam in 1965.


Information supplied by Ray Lawrence and used here with his permission.

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