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did your ancestor work in a south wales

Colliery?  My books give you an excellent outline

of the place that he worked at.

 

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CATALOGUE OF BOOKS AVAILABLE

Due to the limits in the size of my website, I am unable to exhibit all the books that I have for sale.  The books in italics and underlined are not in this website but can be ordered direct from me by e-mailing me at raylawrence123@yahoo.co.uk.

Besides this, the website is becoming a bit unwieldy so this catalogue can speed you through finding your choice, or not.

Section 1. Afon Lwyd Valley.

Book Number

001   The Coal Workings of Blaenavon – 84 pages, £5.99

002   Big Pit, Blaenavon – 47 pages, £5.99                                                                                        

003   The Coal Workings from Pontnewynydd to Varteg – 79 pages, £7.99                              

004    Blaenserchan Colliery – 46 pages, £4.99                                                                            

005    Llanerch Colliery – 57 pages, £5.99                                                                                      

006   Tirpentwys Colliery – 54 pages, £5.99                                                                              

 007   The Deep Mines of Pontypool – 76 pages, £8.99                                                                  

   008   The Coal Workings of Torfaen – 245 pages, £19.99                                                        

 009   The Glyn, Glyntillery & Hafodyrynys Mines. – 41 pages, £4.99                                            

 010   The Mines of Cwmbran – 52 pages, £5.99                                                                      

 105   The Smaller Mines of Pontypool, 38 pages, £4.99

 

Section 2. The Ebbw Valleys

024   Coal Mining in Ebbw Vale (including Marine) – 73 pages, £7.99

025   Waunlwyd Colliery – 60 pages, £5.99

026   Marine Colliery – 77 pages - £7.99

022   Beynons Colliery, Blaina – 51 pages, £5.99

023   The Workings of Blaina, Nantyglo & Brynmawr – 81 pages, £7.99

021   Abertillery Mines – 113 pages, £8.99

020   Cwmtillery Colliery– 53 pages, £5.99

          RoseheyworthColliery, 55 pages, £5.99

019   Penybont, Vivian & Gray Collieries – 51 pages, £5.99

018   Six Bells Colliery – 55 pages, £5.99

017   Aberbeeg & Llanhilleth – 63 pages, £5.99

016   Aberbeeg South & Crumlin Navigation – 44 pages, £4.99

120   Crumlin Viaduct – 39 Pages, £4.99                                                                                          

 014        Celynen North Colliery – 46 pages, £5.99                                                                         

 121  The Levels & Small Pits in the Abercarn Area – 88 pages, £7.99

012   Celynen South Colliery – 187 pages, £11.99

124   Celynen South in Photographs – 70 pages, £7.99

125   Looking back at Abercarn & Cwmcarn – General Book – 156 pages, £12.99

123   Abercarn Colliery Explosion – 134 pages, £9.99

011   Cwmcarn Colliery – 46 pages, £4.99

028   Risca Colliery – 84 pages, £7.99                                                             

027   Coal Mines of the Ebbw Valleys – Cwmcarn to Crumlin – 118 pages,    £9.99

127   Coal Mines of the Ebbw Valleys – Ebbw Fawr Valley – 67 pages, £5.99

128   Coal Mines of the Ebbw Valleys – Ebbw Fach Valley – 112 pages,        £8.99

 

Section 3. The Sirhowy Valley

029   Nine Mile Point Colliery – 88 pages, £7.99

030   Wyllie Colliery – 55 pages, £5.99

031   Oakdale Navigation Colliery – 115 pages, £7.99

032   Oakdale/Markham/Celynen North Combine - £6.99  

  033        Markham Colliery – 61 pages, £5.99

034   Bedwellty Pits – 39 pages, £3.99

035   Pochin Colliery – 49 pages, £5.99

037   Ty Trist Colliery – 38 pages, £3.99

039   The Tredegar Iron & Coal Company in 1946 - £3.99

040   The Sirhowy Valley Part 1, Risca to Markham – 128 pages, £8.99

041   The Sirhowy Valley Part 2,Hollybush to Sirhowy – 92 pages, £7.99

042   The Mynyddislwyn seam – 92 pages, £8.99

 

Section 4. The Rhymney Valley

O65   The Deep Mines of the Rhymney Valley – 85 pages, £7.99

043   Mining in the Rhymney/Pontlottyn Area – 74 pages, £6.99

044   McLaren Colliery – 54 pages, £5.99                                                

045 Elliot Colliery – 54 pages, £5.99                                                                   

 046   Darran Valley – 57 pages, £5.99

047   Ogilvie Colliery – 43 pages, £4.99

048   Groesfaen Colliery – 51 pages, £5.99

049   Bargoed Colliery – 63 pages, £6.99

050   Britannia Colliery – 50 pages, £5.99

051   Pengam Colliery – 49 pages, £5.99

052   Penallta Colliery – 51 pages, £5.99

053   Llanbradach Colliery – 94 pages, £7.99

054   Bedwas Colliery – 71 pages,£6.99

055   The Collieries of the Aber Valley – 56 pages, £5.99                                    

056        Windsor Colliery, Abertridwr – 58 pages, £5.99

057   The Universal Colliery, Senghenydd Disaster – 73 pages, £8.99                      

058        The Collieries of the Rhymney, Darran & Aber Valleys – 130 pages,                                                                                    £8.99                                                                                                                  

059   A History of Coal Mining in the Rhymney Valley – 52 pages, £5.99

135   New Tredegar – 67 pages, £5.99

 

Section 5. The Taff Vale & Merthyr

060   Deep Navigation – 54 pages, £5.99

061   Taff Merthyr Colliery – 56 pages, £5.99

062   The Collieries of Merthyr Tydfil – 205 pages, £12.99

063   Coal Mining at Merthyr – 77 pages, £7.99                                               

064   Taff Bargoed Area – 22 pages, £3.99

066   Taff Vale Collieries – 122 pages, £8.99

067   Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd – 54 pages, £5.99

068   Merthyr Vale Colliery – 46 pages, £4.99

069   Nantgarw/Windsor Combine – 54 pages, £5.99

 

Section 6. The Cynon Valley

070   Tower Colliery – 61 pages, £5.99

071   The Collieries of the Dare Valley – 48 pages, £4.99

072   The Collieries of Cwmaman – 72 pages, £5.99

073   The Collieries of the Cynon Valley – 187 pages, £11.99

074   Aberaman Colliery – 44 pages, £4.99

075   Penrhiwceiber Colliery – 56 pages, £5.99

076   Deep Duffryn & Nixon’s Navigation – 58 pages, £5.99

077   Lady Windsor Colliery – 92 pages, £8.99

078   Abercynon Colliery – 45 pages, £4.99

129   Coal Mining in the Cynon Valley – 68 pages, £5.99

 

Section 7. The Rhondda Valleys

078   Rhondda Valleys Part 1, Pontypridd & Rhondda Fach – 131 pages,                                                                                      £9.99

079   Rhondda Valleys, Part Two, The Rhondda Fawr – 125 pages, £9.99

081   Naval Colliery – 60 pages, £5.99

082   Cambrian Colliery – 57 pages, £5.99

083   Glamorgan Colliery, Llwynypia – 34 pages, £3.99

084   Ystrad Rhondda Collieries – 53 pages, £5.99

085   Park & Dare Colliery – 60 pages, £5.99

086   Fernhill Collieries – 79 pages, £6.99

087   Mardy Colliery – 52 pages, £5.99

088   Ferndale & Tylorstown Pits – 56 pages, £5.99

141   Ty Mawr Colliery – 62 pages, £5.99

089   Ynishir & Wattstown Collieries – 65 pages, £7.99

 

Section 8. The Western Collieries & Valleys

090   Blaenant Colliery – 49 pages, £5.99

091   Neath general Area – 64 pages, £6.99

092   Aberpergwm Colliery – 56 pages, £5.99

093   Collieries of the Dulais Valley – 70 pages, £6.99

094   Cefn Coed Colliery – 39 pages, £4.99

095   Vale of Neath – 72 pages, £6.99

096   Amman Valley – 121 pages, £8.99

097   Betws New Mine – 20 pages, £3.99

098   Gwaun cae Gurwen Pits – 53 pages, £5.99

099   Abernant Colliery – 40 pages, £4.99

100   The Collieries of the Swansea Valley – 128 pages, £10.99

101   The Collieries of Swansea City – 111 pages, £10.99

102   Brynlliw & Morlais – 36 pages, £4.99

103   Cynheidre Colliery – 51 pages, £5.99

104   The Gwendraeth Valley – 112 pages, £9.99

106 The Llanelli Area – 78 pages, £7.99

117   Abercraf Colliery – 68 pages, £5.99

132   Yniscedwyn Colliery – 56 pages, £5.99

133   Treforgan Colliery – 47 pages, £4.99

          Cwmgwili Colliery - 54 pages £5.99

          Graig Merthyr Colliery - 54 pages £5.99

 

Section 9. The South Glamorgan  Valleys

107   Cwm/Coedely Colliery – 53 pages, £5.99

108   Ely Valley Collieries – 92 pages, £8.99

109   Ogmore Valleys – 62 pages, £5.99

110   Wyndham/Western Colliery – 44 pages, £4.99

111   Garw Valley Collieries – 60 pages, £6.99

112   Garw/Ffaldau Combine – 69 pages, £5.99

113   The Collieries around Bridgend – 92 pages, £7.99

114   Llynfi Valley – 70 pages, £7.99

115   St. John’s Colliery – 57 pages, £5.99                                    

116   Collieries of the Afan Valley – 104 pages, £9.99

140   Coegnant Colliery – 56 pages, £5.99

 

Section 10. General Books

126   The Valleys of Tears – 130 pages, £8.99

130   Nationalisation and the South Wales Coalfield – 82 pages, £7.99

131   Trades Unions and Disputes – 102 pages, £8.99

118   Coal Mining in Monmouthshire – 145 pages, £12.99

132   The Coal Workings of Caerphilly County – 430 pages, £22.99

119   The South Wales Coalfield – 390 pages, £19.99

134   The collieries of Blaenau Gwent – 310 pages, £17.99

122   The Last Stand – The 1984/85 Miners Strike in Gwent – 113 pages,                                                                                     £8.99

133 The Old Colliery Companies – 192 pages, £17.99

 

135   The North Wales Coalfield – 59 pages, £5.99

 

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some of my books are now available with

Amazon's Kindle, they are; Collieries of the Llynfi

Valley, The Deep Mines of the Rhymney Valley,

The Valleys of Tears, Unknown Human Remains

and A history of the South Wales Coalfield.

 

All the books are written, printed and published

by me and come thermal bound, with plastic

covers, clear at the front, and either white or

coloured at the back. Size A4 paper is used.

Some of the photographs may be of

poor quality but the book itself is an

historical document of coal mining in that

particular valley, area or pit that is second to none.                                                                              They are highly recommended by professional

historians and laymen alike. 

 

 

 

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 The author, Ray Lawrence, was born in

Cwmcarn and was the third generation of miner in

his family. He worked for twenty-five years at the

Celynen South Colliery, Abercarn, until its closure

in 1985.

 

He was the National Union of Mineworkers, Lodge

Secretary at that colliery for fourteen years, and 

also served on the NUM's South Wales Area

Executive Council. He took an active part in the

1984/85 miners strike.

He retired from the probation service in 2009, and,

in the words of Hywel Francis, MP., turned from

helping make history to recording it.  His books

have been used as presentations to such digni

taries as Prime Ministers and Presidents of the

European Union, and are highly regarded by other

authors, by universities, and by libraries, such as

the South Wales Miners Library, as reference

works.

His BSc comes from part-time study with the Open

University while he was in his 60's.

 

 

 

 

 

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