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RhonddaHeritagePark Miners Lamp

Mining Memorial at Rhondda Heritage Park

Rhondda Heritage Park, Trehafod, Rhondda, South Wales is a tourist attraction which offers an insight into the life of the coal mining community that existed in the area until the 1980s.

Visitors can experience the life of the coal miners on a guided tour through one of the mine shafts of the Lewis Merthyr colliery. Tours are led by former colliery workers. Rhondda Heritage Park is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Miner's Lamp MemorialEdit

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Display of 'last train' within tunnel support structure

In May 2000, a 6 foot replica Miner's Lamp monument - see photo - was unveiled at the entrance of Rhondda Heritage Park. According to the plaque on the monument it was erected "as a memorial to all those who through accident, disaster or disease, lost their lives or otherwise suffered as a result of the mining industry of the South Wales coalfield". The memorial was unveiled by Rhondda-born actor Glyn Houston.[1]

Vintage transport festivalEdit

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Line up of some of the engines at the Rhondda Heritage Park Vintage Transport Festival in the shadow of the pit head gear

The site hosts a vintage transport and machinery event in September each year;

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