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Jun 6, 2016

Miners' mortgage for betterment

Miners in Newbridge were so intent on having a suitable facility for eduction and recreation in the early 20th century that they took out a mortgage to build an Institute. Similar ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

buildings were erected in other towns but usually by the colliery companies, with contributions from pay packets. The Celynen Collieries Workmen’s Institute was a product of the local miners' own association. It and the adjoining Memorial Hall have been thoroughly restored in recent years. For more on the stories of both buildings, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the railings or behind the glass near the entrance. Or click here