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D. Davis and Sons

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of Ferndale, South Wales

Successor to David Davis and Sons

1890 The company was registered on 3 May, to take over the colleries situated in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales.

1894 In January, the colliery undertakings of A. Taylor and Co (in fact A. Tylor and Co), adjoining the company's original properties, were acquired. [1]

1896 Major explosion at their Tylorstown Collieries

1914 D. Davis and Sons were recorded as colliery proprietors, also recorded as Ferndale Smokeless Steam Coal

1922 The proprietors of Ferndale colliery were recorded as Davis and Sons

Acquired Welsh Navigation Collieries,

Acquired by Guest Keen and Nettlefolds.

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

1927 Chairman: Sir D. R. Llewellyn; the Directors included Viscountess Rhondda and Lord Buckland.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908