Risca Industrial History Museum
Crosskeys and Pontywaun Photo Archive
Industrial History in South Wales
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Risca Industrial History Museum Photo Archive

...currently consists of around 1500 photos mainly covers from Rogerstone to Abercarn, though there are some interesting photos from elsewhere.
All the photos have been digitised but there are a few hundred slides to be processed eventually as these are more difficult to scan.
This is 'work-in-progress' so there may be minimal captions and coverage at the moment but other areas will be added in due course.

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Click on the thumbnail to enlarge a photo or map and sometimes read more about it. Then click 'Full Size' on the toolbar to see it in all its glory.

Our photographic archive is held at the museum and you are welcome to browse it on any Saturday between 10.00am and 12.30am.
Digital copies are also available on request in return for a small donation,
or drop us a line at info (at) riscamuseum (dot) org (dot) uk

Our Photo Archive - Crosskeys


North Risca Blackvein Colliery

Also known as 'New Pits' or 'Risca New Colliery', the colliery was sunk in 1877 by Watts, Ward & Co, later the London & South Wales Colliery Co, United National Collieries and the Ocean Coal Co Ltd before the NCB took it over in 1947. The colliery closed in 1967 and is now the site of the North Blackvein Industrial Estate where a few original buildings still stand.

On Thursday 15th July 1880 an explosion tore through North Risca Blackvein Colliery killing 120 men and boys.


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