All day Wednesday, and througout Tuesday, a band of miners made heroic efforts to extricate a man who had been buried by a fall at a new drift in a pit at Pantygog, in the Garw valley. The drift was being dug just below and old level,locally known as Peace & Plenty, by contractors for…
Back in the 70s the old Washery at Blaengarw was demolished to make way for a more modern building. I was lucky enough to get a job on the new site as a ‘handyman / teaboy’ which involved generally helping the site craftsmen, steel erectors, welders etc.
Submitted by Phil Scott Scrutiny of the original 1876 Great Western Railway Engineer’s maps of the Garw branch (available from Network Rail) show a vast complex of independent tramways that run adjacent to the main Garw Branch, many of these are short and today, run from nowhere to nowhere else.
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