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The Winding House Visit

Last week we went to The Winding House in new Tredegar. We went to see “The Life of Elliot”, which is the current exhibition celebrating the life of  the Elliot Colliery: one of the first of the modern “super pits” to be sunk in the Rhymney Valley. The mine was owned by the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company Ltd.  and was named after George Elliot, one of the men who founded Powell Duffryn. The exhibition showed the affect it had on the people that worked there from opening in 1888 to its closure in 1967.

Our Residents  truly enjoyed this visit. There was lots to see; from old ration books and radios, to seeing how dark it was down in the mines, without them having to go underground, which most were very thankful for!

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