Dulais Valley Heritage Trail

Seven Sisters Village Trail

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Work began on the first pit here in 1872. The mine owner, Evan Evans-Bevan, named the pit after his own sisters. The village grew up around the pit and took the same name. The first houses for the workers were the single storey terrace in Brick Row. More collieries opened as the demand for coal increased. Nant-y-Cafn or Dillwyn Colliery in 1884, Brynteg Colliery and brickworks 1885 and Henllan Colliery 1911. All the housing in the new village prior to the 1930ís was for coal miners, brick workers and railway employees.

Printable leaflet

Seven Sisters - 'Explore our village's fascinating history'

Seven Sisters - 'Explore our village's fascinating history'

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Seven Sisters Slideshow