Sorrowful scenes at the pit head in Monmouthshire.
Item title reads: "Welsh Colliery disaster. Heavy death roll despite heroic rescue attempts in terrible gas explosion at Marine No. 1 Pit, Cwm."
M/S crowds gathered at the pit. Panning shot to show rescue and ambulance vehicles, and the pit head wheels. People stand around waiting for news of fathers and brothers. Miners, some with blackened faces, carrying lamps, climb a slope to begin another shift.
Note: The realities of the risks of coal mining are illustrated here.