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Photos of Hirwaun in Glamorgan / Sir Morgannwg, South Wales,
United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Photos of Hirwaun in Glamorgan, Wales
Glamorgan, Hirwaun, Tower Colliery Lamproom c.1970.
webmaster's note: One of my great grandfathers lived in Hirwaun
during the 19th century, so it is reasonable to believe that he
would have worked at the Tower Colliery, which opened in 1869.
He later moved down to the Rhondda Valleys, where he spent the
rest of his working life down the colliery.
Another of my great
grandfathers - John Harris - was a colliery repairer, a particularly
dangerous job, and he lost his life down the National Colliery
in Wattstown; - he was aged
daughters, and another daughter was born soon after he died.
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Glamorgan, Hirwaun, Tower Colliery Coal Miner c.1970