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  • ArticlesGlo #9: When Dai Became Tommy

    2 September 2014

    [image: Glo magazine]

    When the First World War began in August 1914, the soldiers of Britain’s small professional army were quickly joined in battle by the weekend soldiers of the Territorial forces. Eventually, both were followed by the citizen soldiers of ‘Kitchener’s Army’. Socialist, radical and non-conformist, the miners of Wales were traditionally sceptical about appeals to patriotism; but like other men, many miners were soon swept away by the enthusiasm for the war.

  • ArticlesOne Hundred Years on: The 1913 explosion at the Universal Colliery, Senghenydd

    9 October 2013

    [image: Tynewydd Disaster]

    The final death toll from the Universal Colliery disaster at Senghenydd 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.

    Here we present items and images from the Museum collections related to the disaster one hundred years ago

  • GalleriesSenghenydd Disaster: Inspector of Mines notebooks

    31 July 2013

    [image: Sengenydd notebooks]

    View the notebooks made by the Inspector of Mines as he walked around the devistated workings immediately following the explosion at the Universal Colliery, Senghenydd - the worst mining disaster in the history of the British coalfields.

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  • GalleriesSenghenydd Disaster: Inspector of Mines notebooks

    31 July 2013

    [image: Sengenydd notebooks]

    View the notebooks made by the Inspector of Mines as he walked around the devistated workings immediately following the explosion at the Universal Colliery, Senghenydd - the worst mining disaster in the history of the British coalfields.

  • GalleriesCoal Miners' Badges

    13 July 2012

    [image: coal miners' badges]

    There are many examples of badges connected to the coal industry. These badges were usually produced during industrial disputes or following mining disasters and were often sold to raise funds. Amgueddfa Cymru have several hundred examples of these these badges, some of which are now available to view online.

  • GalleriesJohn Cornwell

    10 January 2012

    [image: John Cornwell Photographs]

    John Cornwell was a freelance photographer who took many photographs of collieries, both underground and on the surface, during the 1970s and early 1980s. He perfected a method of underground photography using the standard colliery lighting and was able to photograph coal faces, roadways, shafts and equipment with amazing clarity.

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