While it was tragic, many positive things came out of it. "Amid the industrial revolution and the push for progress, it was ordinary people working in these mines who were suffering, which will have parallels in many parts of the world. December 1875.

16 men and boys were killed or seriously injured; few families escaped the ensuing poverty.

The Iron Works closed down and attempts to form a

Invited guests to the village will assemble in the village hall. Video, 00:01:45Police tackle 12-year-old to the ground in Hong Kong. ... Llan Colliery disaster… 1875. Taff's Well gathered outside the New Drift entrance awaiting news of this

Invited guests to the village will assemble in the village hall. The Lan Colliery employed more than 300 people but when a gas explosion tore through the coal seem, 16 people were killed.Among the dead were two children aged just 11 and 12.The mine's overman, Abraham Phillips, who was killed in the disaster, was blamed for taking men underground having been warned of the risk of gas.But the fear of closure, and what that would mean to the community, meant he felt it was a risk worth taking. Thomas Llewellyn (Sen), 45, married, Pentyrch On December 6th this year, 2012, we are finally unveiling a memorial plaque to the men and boys who died.
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Norma Procter's cottage was the inspiration for the story These are external links and will open in a new window On December 6th this year, 2012, we are finally unveiling a memorial plaque to the men and boys who died. These are external links and will open in a new windowA schoolboy's project that inspired his grandmother to write a book on a mining disaster is set to become a film.Norma Procter was inspired by the story of workers at Lan Colliery in Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff, who were killed in an explosion on 6 December 1875.It was after her grandson Jo Thorne researched the history of her cottage, where one of the victims once lived.Now a Hollywood production company wants to turn her book - The House of Abraham - into a £5m movie.As well as the disaster itself, the film aims to explore issues of the time such as politics, the class divide, child labour and immigration.And the director, who has worked on several Marvel Comics blockbusters, is hoping to attract Welsh acting talent such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Anthony Hopkins to the project.Among the 16 killed were two children, aged 11 and 12, who had been playing hide and seek underground.The disaster led to changes in laws on women and children working underground, as well as safety measures to reduce the risk of future gas explosions.However, as the entrance to the mine became hidden under the overgrowth, memories of the disaster and those who perished within faded.Then Mrs Procter, 79, discovered the mine's overman Abraham Phillips, who inspected the state of the mine every morning, had lived in her cottage at the time.Mrs Procter started campaigning for a permanent memorial before writing a book on the tragedy.

These are external links and will open in a new window In 1901 Professor Galloway headed the official Inquiry into the first Senghenydd Disaster. Video, 00:02:28Inside the world's largest iron ore mine. Video, 00:01:03Man in box of ice breaks world record.

This video is unavailable. One hundred and thirty two years ago, Monday 6th. It grew from there. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.A Hollywood film based on 1875 Lan mining disaster is plannedThe forgotten mining disaster attracting Hollywood.

Listed as the most serious mine explosion of the year, it had been largely forgotten in this village once devastated by the impact of the disaster. "I couldn't believe there was a pit somewhere nearby that people had forgotten about, just 200 yards away in the woods, completely overgrown. 189: HMS Orpheus: 1863 (7 February) Sank off Auckland due to outdated nautical charts and shortcuts.

While it was tragic, many positive things came out of it. "Amid the industrial revolution and the push for progress, it was ordinary people working in these mines who were suffering, which will have parallels in many parts of the world. December 1875.

16 men and boys were killed or seriously injured; few families escaped the ensuing poverty.

The Iron Works closed down and attempts to form a

Invited guests to the village will assemble in the village hall. Video, 00:01:45Police tackle 12-year-old to the ground in Hong Kong. ... Llan Colliery disaster… 1875. Taff's Well gathered outside the New Drift entrance awaiting news of this

Invited guests to the village will assemble in the village hall. The Lan Colliery employed more than 300 people but when a gas explosion tore through the coal seem, 16 people were killed.Among the dead were two children aged just 11 and 12.The mine's overman, Abraham Phillips, who was killed in the disaster, was blamed for taking men underground having been warned of the risk of gas.But the fear of closure, and what that would mean to the community, meant he felt it was a risk worth taking. Thomas Llewellyn (Sen), 45, married, Pentyrch On December 6th this year, 2012, we are finally unveiling a memorial plaque to the men and boys who died.

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