99 Years

Today marks 99 years since the worst coal mining disaster Britain has seen, on the 14th of October 1913 439 lives were taken when there was a series of explosions that ran through the underground mines at Universal Colliery, Senghenydd. It took weeks to recover the bodies of those men and the entire town spent endless weeks in mourning for their lost loved ones.
Almost a century has now past and we still remember those lives that were so tragically lost that day. In an attempt to keep their memory alive and to remind generations to come here is the short story I wrote about that fateful day.

Eilise xxx

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jason Whittle
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 17:37:27

    Sorry I took so long to find this; I’ll check it out soon. My great grandfather was injured in the disaster, and I too have written a story about it:
    http://jasonwhittlewrites.com/Senghenydd.html

    If you scroll down it can also be found here with very good accompanying visuals, but BE WARNED – this is a horror site and if you scroll on past my story there are some rather gruesome images. http://ghastlydoor.com/horror-story-archive/

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    • eiliseburrows
      Mar 17, 2013 @ 14:58:07

      Hey I’ve just had a read of your story it was really interesting to read it from a different point of view to what I wrote from. I hope you enjoy my short story
      too and thanks for sharing!

      Reply

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