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The Albion colliery disaster

Gareth Harris

The Albion colliery disaster

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Published by Coalopolis Pub. in Pontypridd, Wales .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mine explosions,
  • Albion Colliery

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGareth Harris
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN808.G62 C584 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination454 p. :
    Number of Pages454
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25249637M
    ISBN 109780956471116, 9780956471109
    LC Control Number2010674562


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"The undertaker helped get the bodies back to south Wales and, in thanks, a gentleman from Maerdy Colliery said he was sending him the historical lamp promised, recovered from the Albion Colliery. There is also a memorial book which contains the names of all those who were killed in the explosion.

A small temporary exhibition on Cilfynydd and the Albion is on show throughout September, The Albion Colliery site was finally cleared in the s and ina new secondary school was built there. The inquiry into the Disaster at Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd, near Pontypridd on the 23rd.

Junewas conducted by J. Roskill, Esq., Barrister-at-Law and by J.T. Robson, Esq., Henry Hall Esq., and Joseph S.

Martin, Esq., “The jury find that the deceased had lost their lives through an explosion of gas at the Albion Colliery on the 23rd. Albion Colliery, 's. NGR ST Google Map. Sinking of the Albion Colliery began in at Ynyscaedudwg Farm.

and it was opened in August by the Albion Steam Coal Co. The two shafts, 19 feet in diameter, were sunk 33 yards apart and to a depth of yards. An image from the Albion Colliery Disaster in Cilfynydd (Image: Publicity picture). The colliery remained working untiland today it still runs through the veins of.

The Albion Colliery dust is described as the most explosive of the samples tried in the experiments; but it is unques- tionable that had samples of the driest dust from other fiery seams in the district or from the Rhondda Valley been experimented with, they would probably have been found quite as explosive.

The Albion Colliery Disaster: Cilfynydd - June 23rd on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Albion Colliery Disaster, Cilfyndd, Mid Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan -- Cilfyndd -- Coal mines: Albion Colliery -- Accidents: Explosions, Confirm this request. Get this from a library. One Saturday afternoon: the Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd explosion of [Richard Meurig Evans].

After Albion Colliery had ceased to provide work for Cilfynydd's inhabitants the tips still towered menacingly over the village threatening a disaster similar to Aberfan.

A two-phased scheme to reduce the steep gradient of the colliery spoil began in and was completed two years later." Submitted By: Mark Smith.

Date: May "The Gresford Disaster" is a folk song in 6/8 time which appears to have been published anonymously and distributed as a broadside shortly after the colliery explosion.

It has been widely recorded, including versions by Ewan MacColl, The Hennessys, Location: Gresford near Wrexham, Wales. The Albion Colliery at Cilfynydd, near Pontypridd, was the scene of one of the worst mining disasters in Britain.

On 23 June a massive explosion killed men and boys. A further explosion on 10 November killed six men. The colliery was opened in by the Albion Steam Coal Company. Colliery disaster which killed 80 was a tragedy beyond imagination.

The deaths of 80 Derbyshire miners inside Creswell Colliery was a tragedy beyond imagination. There was scarcely a family in Author: Jane Goddard. An image from the Albion Colliery disaster in Cilfynydd (Image: Publicity picture).

According to the Welsh Coal Mines website, there were 1, men and boys employed at Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd. Clifton Hall Colliery disaster memorial at St Augustines Church. When the cages were working, the rescuers brought up 75 men, including 13 bodies, one of whom was William Reynolds who would later be buried at Weaste Cemetery.

The dead men were conveyed to a stable close by and laid out for identification, which in some instances was. Re: Link: Albion Colliery Disaster 23 June «Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 May 06 BST (UK)» i believe there is a monument. A schoolboy's project that inspired his grandmother to write a book on a mining disaster is set to become a film.

Albion Colliery: The. Click Download or Read Online button to get mining disasters book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. South Yorkshire Mining Disasters Big Pit National Coal Museum, Penygraig, Albion Colliery, Nantgarw Colliery, Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, Pentremawr Colliery, Abercynon Colliery.

Coordinates. The Abercarn colliery disaster was a catastrophic explosion within the Prince of Wales Colliery in the Welsh village of Abercarn (then in the county of Monmouthshire), on 11 Septemberkilling men and boys (though an exact number of casualties remains unknown).The cause was assumed to have been the ignition of firedamp by a safety on: Abercarn, South Wales.

On Saturday 23rd of Junewhen just before four o'clock in the morning, a massive explosion ripped through the underground workings killing men and boys, the worst mining disaster in South Wales to that date and only to be surpassed by the explosion at the Universal Colliery Senghenydd in There is much debate around what constitutes a 'Disaster'.

The main source of this information is the book "Great Pit Disasters" by Helen & Baron Duckham (ISBN 0 4) Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd, South Wales. Buckingham Pope, chairman of the Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company, arrived from London atand just before His Grace the Archbishop of York had motored over from Wentworth in company with the Hon.

Henry Fitzwilliam and Capt. Brooke, and after leaving a message of sympathy at the Colliery Offices, which was duly posted up, proceeded.

Most of the previous colliery disasters in South Wales have been covered in previous books, but the one at the Great Western Colliery in Hopkinstown, in April seems to have been missed out, the Albion Colliery disaster the following years casting an even bigger shadow over the Pontypridd district.4/5(1).

Disaster. Lofthouse Colliery was in Lofthouse Gate close to Outwood in the Stanley Urban District where many of the colliers lived. Its site is now in the City of Wakefield.(Lofthouse is further north in the City of Leeds).A new coalface was excavated too close to an abandoned, flooded 19th century mineshaft.

The sudden inrush of three million imperial gallons (14, m 3) of water. The Bellbird Mining Disaster of Death toll: 21 Cause: Fire/explosion. In the Bellbird Colliery explosion that occurred on 3 September many lives were lost as miners were choked by gas.

Fifteen bodies were recovered from the site by. The Albion Colliery Disaster: Cilfynydd - June 23rd Paperback – 23 Jun. by Gareth Harris (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Amazon Price New from Used from Paperback, 23 Jun "Please retry" Author: Gareth Harris. Felling Mine Disaster. The Felling Colliery (also known as Brandling Main) suffered four disasters:, and By far the worst of the four was the disaster which claimed 92 lives on 25 May The loss of life in the disaster was one of the motivators for the development of the miners’ safety lamp.

In 1 library. 87 p.: ill., facsims, 1map, plans, 1port ; 21cm. Albion Colliery Disaster, Cilfyndd, Wales, Albion Colliery Disaster, Cilfyndd, Mid Glamorgan. 25 Apr - Explore krismusgrove's board "Easington Colliery" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Easington colliery, Coal mining and Family history book pins.

On Jdied at the Albion Colliery in Cilfynydd, Glamorgan in a gas explosion. On Sept. 22,died in the Gresford Disaster near Wrexham in North Wales. And on Sept. 11,were killed at the Prince of Wales Mine, Abercarn, Monmouthshire, in an explosion.

The colliery had a trained rescue team that could use rescue apparatus but of these five, one was killed in the explosion was off sick and two were in the Arley Mine leaving John Hunt as the only available trained man at the colliery.

He was at home at the time of the disaster but went to the colliery and arrived at a.m. Notes from the Coal Fields, South Wales and Monmouthshire (The Colliery Guardian) 11 Feb Notes from the Coal Fields, South Wales and Monmouthshire (The Colliery Guardian) 12 Feb Albion Trust Fund (The Science and Art of Mining) 23 Jun Colliery Disaster Recalled (Northern Daily Mail).

Until theSenghenydd Colliery disaster in the Oaks was the worst in British mining and the worst in the 19th century/Victorian times. The Oaks was one of largest collieries in Yorkshire, regarded as a well appointed and managed colliery. Two large underground furnaces provided ventilation and open gas lights were used underground at the.

On 23 Junethe Albion colliery was to be the scene of one of the greatest disasters that had taken place in the south Wales coalfield up to that time. As with the Tynewydd disaster, the Thomas/Mathias family was closely connected with events.

The disaster is commemorated by the hymn tune "Gresford". Known as "The Miners' Hymn", it was written by a miner named Robert Saint from Hebburn, South Tyneside. [57] The tune remains popular with many colliery brass bands, and is always played at the annual Miners Picnics around the North of England, especially at the Durham Miners' Gala.

"The. Anyone researching the mining history of their ancestors should read this book just out, I got it from the local library. "The Great Western Colliery Disaster" written by Gareth Harris. It is a very informative book that deals mostly with the events of when 63 men and boys were killed at this colliery(otherwise known as the Hetty Pit).

Altofts Colliery Disaster. Allerton Bywater Colliery Disaster. Bentley Colliery Disaster. Benwell Colliery Disaster. Cadder Colliery Disaster. Creswell Colliery Disaster. Donbristle Colliery Disaster. Easington Colliery Disaster. Easington Colliery Disaster(report).

Garswood Hall Disaster. Golbourne Explosion. Great Western Colliery Disaster. It was not the greatest disaster this sector of Wales had suffered: inhad died at the Albion colliery in Cilfynydd, a couple of miles away on the other side of the : David Mckie.

At 11pm on Tuesday 24th July an explosion of methane gas in K Panel of Appin Colliery resulted in the deaths of 14 workers. This disaster was associated with a changeover of ventilation that was intended to create a situation whereby a central intake, in a three heading development panel, would be shielded from intake gas by returns on each side.

CLIFTON HALL. Manchester, Lancashire. 18th. June, The colliery was a Clifton about 4 miles from Manchester and within half a mile from Clifton Junction on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. There were two shafts at the colliery which were started about 50 years before the disaster and for thirty.

Addendum to the Usworth Disaster. This is a transcript from the Nottingham Evening Post, 18 November (Several other newspapers carried this story.) AFTER 28 YEARS "A surprising discovery, recalling a serious explosion that took place at Usworth Colliery 28 years ago, has been made in the Maudlin seam at that pit.The Maypole Colliery disaster was a mining accident on 18 Augustwhen an underground explosion occurred at the Maypole Colliery, in Abram, near Wigan, then in the historic county of Lancashire, in North West final death toll was The Albion Colliery in Cilfynydd.

The incident left men and boys dead, along with horses. Only 16 men were brought out alive, of which just five went on to survive. Back then, it was the worst disaster in mining history. Only the Senghenydd mining disaster ofwhere men lost their lives, led to a greater loss of life since.