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The Senghenydd Pit Disaster

Postcards depicting the aftermath of the explosion at Universal Colliery, Senghenydd which killed 439 miners on 14 October 1913. The photographer was W. Benton.

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Comments (4)

Anon Y Mouse's picture
as a boy brought up in the Aber Valley I knew people who lost family members in the disaster. One of my friends grandfather was part of the rescue team.
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The Heritage Room in Senghenydd Community Centre has a large collection of photos, archives and films about the disasters. Well worth a visit. Open every weekday between 11 - 3 and also Saturdays.
Anon Y Mouse's picture
Visit the Heritage Room at Senghenydd which has phtos, archives and films about both Disasters at the Universal Colliery
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales's picture
Registering would allow you to have a profile page on this site where you can display more information about the community centre.

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