Tag: New Fancy

Can I Visit New Fancy?

New Fancy amenity site is open daily to visitors between 8am and dusk. There is ample parking available on the site. Read More

New Fancy

New Fancy is a Forestry Commission amenity site, which is located at the site of the former coal mine of the same name. Read More

The Miners Memorial

Historic records indicate that over the years some 600 men died because of accidents at work in the local mines and quarries. Read More

What happened after New Fancy Colliery Closed?

Nothing much happened until about 1960, when the development of the Llanwern steelworks in South Wales meant that there was demand for huge quantities of shale to stabilise the marshy... Read More

What was it like working at New Fancy?

You might expect that working conditions and safety at work would have improved for miners by the late 1920’s when compared with previous times. However this was not necessarily so! Read More

When did the New Fancy colliery operate?

The Protheroe family appear to have had interests in the New Fancy gale (a gale is an area of a coal seam or iron ore vein) since the early 1800’s. Read More

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