'And They Work Us to Death' (Volume 1), by Ben Fieldhouse and Jackie Dunn

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'And They Work Us to Death' (Volume 1), by Ben Fieldhouse and Jackie Dunn

'And They Work Us to Death' (Volume 1), by Ben Fieldhouse and Jackie Dunn, subtitled 'Casualties of the mines, who they were, and how and where they died'.

Published by the Gwent Family History Society in 1994, 82 pages. A5 size booklet (S6505)

From the foreword: This is the first of two volumes which together record more than 100 incidences of multiple deaths in the coalfield of Monmouthshire and Glamorgan. They list the names of those who suffered in them, and add other biographical data to help to identify them. Volume 1 deals with around 50 incidents and events that occured between 1838 and 1929, including:

  • Many killed at Black Vein Risca 1860
  • Explosion at Bedwellty Pits 1879
  • 15 deaths at Pochin Colliery, tredegar 1884
  • Cinder Pits, Blaenavon 1838
  • Five die in a fire at Glyn pits, Pontypool 1890
  • Nine plunge down shaft at the varteg 1849
  • Lives lost at Llanwit Vardi 1849
  • 19 killed at Garw Valley 1899
  • Morfa Colliery Taibach Port Talbot 1858
  • 53 dead at Ferndale Colliery 1869
  • 19 killed at Ebbw Vale 1871
  • 83 killed at Senghenydd 1901
  • Coal brings death to Bute Dock 1856
  • 114 killed at Cymmer 1856
  • 31 killed at Clydach Vale Colliery
  • and many, many more!

Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs, and some light nibbling and wear along the edges, but the staple spine is inatct, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound

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