Senghenydd Disaster: Mine inspector's notebook

A young mother and baby wait for news

A young mother and baby wait for news

The final death toll from the Senghenydd mine disaster on 14 October 1913 was 439 men. Some of the bodies were never recovered. It was the worst mining disaster in the history of the British coalfields.

Below you can view pages from the notebooks made by the Inspector of Mines immediately following the explosion as he walked around the devistated workings.


2 February 2017, 14:48
The caption "A little mother waiting for news" and "A young mother and baby wait for news" is incorrect. The young girl is holding her sister, thier mother is closer to the pit waiting for news of her husband.
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