This page will be devoted to photographs of the day the people of the district came together to say a final farewell to its Colliery,there will be a number of contributors and also some pictures leading up to the closure and the final days of the great mine.

Janice Lane from Trelewis has nearly 20,000 incredible photographs on Flickr , mostly of her travels, but quite a few local ones to the district going back quite a few years. Please check out the photographs on

She kindly allowed me to share some great photographs she took back in 1991, these are in colour but she also has a replica black and white set.


Even got my dad just inside the left side of the doorway Jim Corkrey

Jans’ family and friends below

Before the sad day there was a lot of preparation getting the town ready for the procession, Bill and Carol Smith along with friends and neighbours got stuck in to the work.

The local fire brigade lent a hand

Here’s another fine collection thanks to Lee Dare





Another collection taken by Carole Smith from Treharris sports shop


The last days