NT0086 : Valleyfield Pit Disaster Memorial

taken 12 years ago, near to Valleyfield, Fife, Great Britain

Valleyfield Pit Disaster Memorial
Valleyfield Pit Disaster Memorial
A memorial on the site of Valleyfield Miners Welfare Club. Commemorating the 35 men who died in the Valleyfield Pit disaster on October 28th 1939. The memorial depicts a woman holding a child representing the wives of miners who were lost waiting at the pit head for news of their loved ones. The Inscription reads:-

ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
ALL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AS A RESULT OF AN IGNITION
OF FIREDAMP AND COALDUST IN THE DIAMOND SECTION OF
VALLEYFIELD PIT ON OCTOBER 28TH 1939 AT ABOUT 4AM

TEARFULLY THEY CAME TO VALLEYFIELD PITHEAD
ON THAT AUTUMN DAY
IN PAINFUL GRIEF TO CLAIM THE DEAD
WITH DEEP RESPECT WE PRAY

ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
ALL THOSE WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF WORKING IN THE MINE
1908 - 1978
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Saturday, 13 August, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 13 August, 2005
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
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WGS84: 56:3.6577N 3:35.9702W
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