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was riding hit the fence on the side of the road at Penybank earlier in the day. He sustained injuries to his head and legs. He was married with three step-children.

6 April 1957    Crushed By Bogey Underground    Caradoc Shankland, aged 56, married, of Guest Street, was injured when a bogey crushed him whilst working at Groesfaen Colliery, Deri, on Monday. He was taken to Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital, where he died.

13 July 1957 Car Accident   As the result of a car accident, Lorraine Davies, young daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Davies, Penybank, is a patient at Caerphilly Hospital. She has a fractured leg.

6 September 1958  Two Injured In Collision Near Cwmbargoed     A Fochriw man and woman were rushed to St. Tydfil’s Hospital, Merthyr, on Monday morning after two cars collided on the Fochriw-Dowlais road near Cwmbargoed. The injured man was Mr. Leighton Millward, Glanynant, an employee of the National Coal Board. He was returning to Fochriw in his Ford Consul from Merthyr, where he had taken his wife to work. The injured woman was Mrs. Maude Clark, Plantation Street, who was a passenger in a Morris car, being driven to Merthyr by Mr. Gordon Lawrence, Glyn Terrace, who owns a greengrocery store in Dowlais. Also in Mr. Lawrence’s car were his niece, Miss Shirley Lawrence, also of Glyn Terrace, and Mrs. Pat Greeney, Aelybryn. The crash occurred at 8.20 a.m. Both cars were extensively damaged. [with photograph]

1 April 1961  Gas Explosion At Fochriw    Site plans, clothing and building equipment was destroyed when a cylinder of liquid petroleum gas exploded in a fire at a contractor’s site office in Pontlottyn Road, on Monday. Debris from the shed was scattered over a wide area. No one was injured. Bargoed and Rhymney Fire Service had the blaze under control in ten minutes.

15 July 1961 Motor Cyclist Hurt   Motor cyclist, William Morgan, aged 17, of Penybank Farm, was injured when his machine was in collision with a lorry on Rhymney Common on Monday morning. He was taken to St. Tydfil’s Hospital, Merthyr, and then transferred to St. Lawrence Hospital, Chepstow.

25 August 1962 Lorry Driver’s Lucky Escape    Mr. Ronald Lewis Roberts, aged 49, of Bedwas, narrowly escaped injury on Friday, when his lorry loaded with 16 tons of small coal from the Fochriw Washery crashed into a wall after the brakes had failed when descending a steep hill between Pentwyn and Penybank. There was extensive damage to the front of the lorry, owned by L. Ryan Holdings Ltd.

1 September 1962 Van Hit Tree and Crashed Through Hedge    The driver and a passenger were taken to Tredegar General Hospital on Saturday night after the van in which they were travelling struck a tree and went through a hedge near the junction of Pentwyn Avenue, Blackwood. The vehicle was extensively damaged. The driver, Maurice Morgan, aged 29, of Glanynant, Fochriw, sustained chest and knee injuries. The passenger, Terence Williams, aged 25, of Rhodfa Terrace, Fochriw, sustained shoulder and knee injuries. The condition of both men is described as satisfactory

28 September 1963  Accident    Mrs. Yvonne Bowen, 21, Dynevor Street, was involved in a car accident on the Penybank–Deri road. She received slight facial injuries. The car was extensively damaged.

20 June 1964  Dowlais Man Injured In Fochriw Collision   A 23 year old Dowlais man, Mr. William Beale, was injured when his motor cycle combination was involved in a collision with a lorry at Tynywaun Road, Fochriw. He was admitted to St. Tydfil’s Hospital, and is making satisfactory progress.