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Preservation of Blackstone Hill PDF Print E-mail

Preservation of Blackstone Hill – which has played a significant part in coal mining history. The discovery there of the Aberdare coal seam in 1886; Lewis Thomas developed from there a large number of mines and a thriving coal mining industry in the area.

Thomas built his three story castle “Brynhyfryd”, on top of this hill in the late 1880’s. This structure was demolished in the mid 1930’s. It was unsafe due to extensive underground mining.
Last Updated ( Friday, 06 May 2011 12:58 )
Miner Statue PDF Print E-mail

Statue of Coal Miner or small group with wagon, for somewhere appropriate in the Ipswich area. Could also depict a local coal history event, coal mining identity, or a group working the coke ovens.

Heritage Trail PDF Print E-mail
Participate with other groups in the development of a Coal Mining Heritage Trail in Ipswich.

This trail is seen initially as the preservation of a number of coal sites around the city and then linking them up by a heritage booklet.

Each site would need: -

  • Signage with photos
  • Parking &/or bus stop
  • Walking paths
  • Protective and safety fences

Sites could include: -

  • Blackstone Hill area & West Moreton shaft with winder (Jessie Brown).
  • Historical Museum
  • Working sites to view from the road at Rosewood etc.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2008 13:57 )