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Tower Colliery (Early 19th Century)

Tower Colliery was the oldest continuously worked deep-coal mine in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world, and the only mine of its kind remaining in the South Wales Valleys. It is located near the villages of Hirwaun and Rhigos, north of the town of Aberdare in the Cynon Valley, in south Wales.

British Coal closed Tower Colliery on 22 April 1994 on the grounds that it would be uneconomic in current market conditions to continue production.

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