nantgarw ....

a small mining village which owes its fame to the soft paste porcelain which was made there for a short period

local coal plentiful and cheap

it is far less expensive to carry clay to coal than the coal to the clay for the weight of the coal consumed in firing is greatly in excess to that of the raw materials which go into the pottery or china

coat dust suspended in air is explosive.. the worst accidents in history have been caused by coal dust exposions