Hello I am trying to find out what mining work my grandfather did and was hoping to visit a museum or heritage centre when we visit from Scotland in May. His name was James Escott (some records show him as Francis James) and came from Tiverton, Devon and the 1901 census shows him residing as a boarder at 1 Prospect Place Llangeinor but think it must be Pontycymer. He marries in 1905 and starts a family with, I think, Winifred Jane Morgan and the 1911 census puts the family at 17 Ivor Street where my mother was born, Caroline Escott who was one of six daughters. I never met my grandparents and do not know how long he worked and resided in Pontycymer but I do know my grandmother died in 1940 and is buried in the local cemetery. I am keen to know if there is any records to show which mine he worked in, the census records show his occupation as a Coal Miner Hewer which I assume is at the coal face and having visited a drift mine in Durham left me with total respect for the industry. There is only one other connection in Pontycymer that I know of, Mervyn Richards, who I think used to be a coach driver and resided in Albany Road. Any information would be welcome. Thanks Ray Webber.