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A Tobacco Box with an incredible past

This Tobacco Box was found during the recovery and landscaping of the Old Afan Colliery Coal Tips, Abergwynfi, in 1974. The Tobacco Box was sent to a Forensic Research Laboratory and tests proved that it had been buried for over sixty years. It was also known that there was a sinker, an extremely skilled individual who helped to dig new shafts, by the name of John Jenkins working at Afan Colliery during this time. Mr Jenkins came from Plasmarl and when he worked at Afn Colliery it would have been known as The Western Colliery.


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