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    Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales.

    Heroes of the mine. 9 killed in fire-damp explosion. Automatic doors saved other 415 workers underground at the time.

    M/S of several carts, strung together and running on tracks, being pulled out of a mine tunnel, two miners stand in one the carts. M/S of several miners and two policemen standing outside a shack at the top of the mine shaft. M/S of miners loading the trunk of a tree onto one of the carts, the carts are sent down the mine shaft - presumably the wood is for repair work to the explosion damaged mine.

    High angled L/S of the colliery in a typical Welsh valley, smoke rises from several chimneys. M/S of a miner leading a policeman and two men in trilbies through the colliery. M/S of a group of men, some miners, some more smartly dressed - safety inspectors, perhaps? C/U of railway freight truck with the words - LLAY MAIN - painted on the side.

    M/S of a group of miners standing with a policeman and a man in a trilby. M/S of two men wearing gas mask-like contraptions with pipes and wires that wind around their torsos. Various shots of the colliery, including shot of the mine lift shaft.

    Amendment November 2011: A visitor to the site has commented that this clip only shows Llay Main Colliery disaster of 1924 in the second half. The first half of the clip contains footage of a different, drift mine.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:30:00 / 01:05:47:00
    G 1144
    Sort Number:
    G 1144
  • Appears in...

    1920s mining HG WELLS 150 Story of HG Welles
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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