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History question

I am working on a project related to the coal industry in Aberdare.  Does anyone have any idea of where I can find the answer to the following or maybe some can quote the answer from the top of their heads:

-the number of pits sunk in Aberdare as a whole by 1881

-the number of pits sunk in the Aberaman area by 1881

Thanks in advance.

An excellent website to investigate is http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/index.html  The Glamorgan East page should give you the information you require - good luck with your research.

Book titled "Cynon Coal - History of a Mining Valley"

Published by Cynon Valley History Society

Cost me £25 quite a few years ago (used copy)... was lucky to get it as not many copies about even then (probably less so now) but detailed and informative... highly recommended

Maybe put in a request at library and see if they can track one down for you..

..just checked, there's a couple on Ebay at <£15

well worth buying...