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Abertridwr is a village in the county borough of Caerphilly, Wales, situated about 3mi north-west of Caerphilly town.Like many villages and towns in the area, Abertridwr was a coal mining community within the South Wales coalfield.Windsor CollieryIn 1895 the Windsor Colliery Company started to sink two shafts to a depth of around 2018 feet . The first coal was raised in 1902, The workings were connected underground to the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd for ventilation purposes.On 1 June 1902, a platform collapsed in the mine, tipping nine men into 25 feet of water, which had gathered in the sump. Three escaped drowning by clinging onto floating debris, but the other six died.The colliery was nationalised, and was run by the National Coal Board from 1946. During 1976, it became linked underground with the Nantgarw colliery, and both collieries were worked as one unit, with coal winding and processing via Nantgarw. From 1976, production was concentrated at Nantgarw, with Windsor kept open for ventilation, methane extraction, and as an emergency exit.The whole Nantgarw/Windsor unit closed on 6 November 1986. Tyn y Parc housing estate now occupies the site.

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