Service to mark 30 years since Lewis Merthyr Colliery closure

The Lewis Merthyr Colliery site is now the Rhondda Heritage Park

A service to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the closure of the Lewis Merthyr/Ty Mawr collieries takes place at Rhondda Heritage Park today.

A plaque will be unveiled to commemorate all who have lost their lives in the South Wales coalfield.

The closure of the mine in June 1983 left only one colliery in operation in the Rhondda. In 1990, Maerdy Colliery also closed.

Coaling at the complex came to an end thirty years ago this month