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Nixon's Navigation Co

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1849 John Nixon, a Durham engineer, began sinking a mine.

He bought the Deep Duffryn Collieries and was the first to ship Welsh coal abroad.

1873 he bought the Navigation Colliery.

1927 See Aberconway Chapter XVIII for information on the company and its history

1929 July: The collieries were acquired from the liquidator as a going concern by Guess, Keen and Nettlefolds in association with Mr W. M Llewellyn[1]

Presumably became Llewellyn (Nixon)

1930 Amalgamated with other coal companies into Welsh Associated Collieries

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Nov. 11, 1929