Clyne Valley has witnessed a history of rural life, agriculture, industrial endeavours and the effects of war.
Our History Forum has been – and continues to – gather and collate information about all this. Our mission is to share it here. It is shared in good faith and provides acknowledgement of sources where possible. If we make errors or omit credit where due, forgive us – our passion for the valley has overtaken us!

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A Clyne Valley Film - Commercial Colliery
A short film describing several historical features to be found close to the Old Carriageway west of Killay.
A Clyne Valley Film - No 13 Steam Winding Machine
A short film on the No 13 Steam Winding Machine, also known as the 'Winding Gear'.
Christine Richards
Memories of Christine Richards, now from Loughor, who lived at Hafod Lodge which was at what is now the entrance to C...
George Valentine Sharp (aka ‘Sharpy’, the platelayer)
‘Sharpy’ the Platelayer who looked after the Railway line.
Commercial colliery
Also known as Rhyd y Defaid No 2. Some evidence can be found behind the Commercial Inn, Killay although access is ext...
West Glamorgan Slant
Coal workings not far from the Fishing Lake.
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