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  1. Even though the caption says that it is the Lluest I cannot work out the houses opposite. It could only be Bridgend Road but this photo makes it much too close. Furthermore there are no houses above it similar to what we can see. They very much look like the rear of Gloucester Buildings and therefore Thornton Crescent is above. So I would logically say that this photo is of the old coal mine at the end of Bridgend Road. I believe the caption to be an honest error.

  2. Hi
    I have been looking on the old-maps.co.uk website and I think your answer maybe there. If you look at the New Braichycymmer Coliery on the 1919 map 1;2;500 scale, you will see 2 what are called slants (drifts) and tramways coming out of them.
    The gentlman at the lower left of the picture with his hands on his hips with the children looks like he is posibly standing on part of a tram road, this being so I would think that the slant in the picture is the bottom one on the map.
    Regards Carl.

  3. Hello – I agree with David that this photo shows the rear of Gloucester Buildings, Pantygog. My grandmother’s brother, Abednego Williams, was one of those killed in the Lluest disaster, and I have been trying to trace his grave. I have now found out that he was buried in Llantwit Fardre, as there were family graves there, and the Western Mail reports following the disaster state that his body was moved by train from the Garw to Llantwit Fardre, where he was buried. I believe thata he was the only one of those killed not to have been buried at Pontycymmer Cemetery.

    Really interesting website – I am from Tylagwyn originally and loved the photo of the junction with the steam train.


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