Posted: September 22, 2017

The Life of Elliot

This October, the Winding House Museum in New Tredegar will be commemorating 50 years since the closure of Elliot Colliery – which once stood on the site of the museum. ‘The Life of Elliot’ will explore the rise of the town, the impact of the colliery and life underground.

The museum is asking for any photos that people may have of themselves or relatives who worked at Elliot Colliery at any time in its past to be included in a ‘wall of fame’.  Photos of former workers can be from any point in their life, not just during their time at the pit.  Digital copies of the images can be sent to the museum at windinghouse@caerphilly.gov.uk or contact staff to arrange for your photo to be copied and returned during your visit.

Objects relating to working life at Elliot Colliery are also requested – so do get in touch with the Museum if you think you have something that you would be willing to loan for display in the exhibition.

House Museum can be contacted on 01443 822 666 or by email on windinghouse@caerphilly.gov.ukYou can also keep up to date on the latest happenings with their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Some images from the Winding House Museum's Collection:

 

  • The old mines rescue station at Elliot Colliery was well known for growing grape vines (Danny Price in photo - right)
  • View of Elliot Colliery as it was (banner image)