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David Davies and Sons

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1869. Coal Sawing and Breaking Apparatus.

1830s The Ferndale Colliery was sunk in the early thirties by David Davies, a draper, who worked a small anthracite level under the Marquess of Bute.

With his two sons, Lewis and David, he sank another pit,

1839 Shipped coal at Cardiff.

Then sank a pit at Ferndale

The business was carried on by Lewis and David Davies

1890 Formed David Davies and Sons

Acquired the Tylorstown Collieries.

1927 See Aberconway Chapter XVIII for information on the company and its history

1930 Presumably amalgamated with other collieries into Welsh Associated Collieries

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