ST2295 : Mining disaster memorial at Abercarn

taken 6 years ago, near to Abercarn, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

Mining disaster memorial at Abercarn
Mining disaster memorial at Abercarn
In September 1878 an underground explosion at the Prince of Wales Colliery, Abercarn killed some 272 men and boys. It is the third biggest loss of life in mining accidents in Wales. So large that both faces of this memorial stone are covered with the names of those lost. Every household locally would have been affected, some with two or even three generations of men wiped out.
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ST2295, 34 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 11 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Park and Public Gardens  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 2213 9569 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.2750N 3:7.6220W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 2214 9569
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