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Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
Bersham
Wrexham LL14 4HT
United Kingdom

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Coal tub

Coal is found deep underground, but it is only useful on the surface. These heavy tubs were used to carry coal from the end of the conveyor belt that was fed by the coal cutting machine. The tubs were carried from the pit bottom to the pit head in the cage - two at a time at Bersham Colliery.

The challenge at Bersham Colliery was getting the coal to the surface quick enough to ensure the pit remained profitable. Any problem underground could threaten the pit's viability.

In the 18th & 19th centuries, coal was loaded at the coal face onto wagons or 'pytches' and dragged along in the dark by women and young lads to the pit bottom. It was then hoisted or carried up ladders to the surface. These jobs caused many injuries and sores to the women and children involved.

Did you know?
Coal at Bersham Colliery was blown up a pipe to the surface from where it was sent to a power station on Deeside. The gas from the coal seams was tapped and sold to Dennis Ruabon, who used the gas to fire their brick kilns.
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These heavy tubs were used to carry coal from the end of the conveyor belt that was fed by the coal cutting machine. The tubs were carried from the pit bottom to the pit head in the cage - two at a time at Bersham Colliery.
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Bersham Open Air Gallery
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