The team take a break, satisfied with their progress

Dylife SN 864 940

In 2007 local mine historian and author Michael Brown, launched a project to remove some of the dumped material from the 60 foot wheel-pit of the Martha Wheel at Dylife, this was the largest in Mid Wales. The wheel-pit was cleared to a depth of about 8 feet and the remaining infill was covered with mine waste. We then began a project to excavate the winding house alongside the wheel-pit, where some interesting artefacts were found. Full details of the project can be found in Michael Brown’s book “History of the Dylife Mines”.

Pictures of our work at Dylife