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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Federation Stone

Summary

Type Marker

     Large, fairly flat stone. (Apparently it used to be twice its present size but was broken when moved to present location.) The stone is now within a wire fence with concrete posts and is set in front of a low wall bearing the above inscription. The 'background' stones were donated by the members of Dinam Chapel and erected by John Lloyd Davies.
          When the stone was in its original position on the Aber mountain, it served as a meeting place for miners' leaders and politicians at a time when political meetings were not permitted at individual collieries.

Inscriptions

Inscription on plaque set on low brick wall behind stone: THIS IS THE FAMOUS / OGMORE VALLEY FEDERATION STONE / IT WAS REMOVED FROM / THE ABER MOUNTAIN / AND PLACED HERE AS A MEMORIAL / TO THE MEN WHO DEVOTED / AND THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / TO THE COAL MINING INDUSTRY / OF THIS VALLEY / MAY 1990

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Federation Stone Stone Approx. 30cm high x 152cm wide (inside wire so measuring not possible)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
BRIDGEND016 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Minor road running through valley and village, parallel to A4061
Precise location In a field alongside minor road just out of village; on site of old Wyndham Colliery
A-Z ref None
OS ref SS934923
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1990
Unveiling details May 1990
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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