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Universal - Senghenydd, Glamorganshire Colliery

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Senghenydd Pit Disaster Video Compilation, Nicola Rees

David Mills - The Photo Of The Post Card Of Universal Collier 1913 Explosion Is Not A Mother And Daughter
Donald Yeates - Looking for information on my great grandfather Jenkin Evans who was a policeman based at the mine
Gill Jones - The Image Shown For Universal Colliery Disaster is Incorrect
Debbie Oakley - Frederick Charles Parsons, My Great Gradfather Is Not On Your List


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David Mills
1 Feb 2014
The Photo Of The Post Card Of Universal Collier 1913 Explosion Is Not A Mother And Daughter

Hi.
Just to let you know the photo of the post card of universal collier 1913 explosion is not a mother and daughter, it is a young girl holding her sister. The little girl being held, her daughter still lives in senghenydd.

She can be found on the senghenydd past and present facebook page.

David Mills

Thank you David, I have updated the information


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Donald Yeates
26 June 2013
Looking for information on my great grandfather Jenkin Evans who was a policeman based at the mine

Hi Fionn
I really enjoyed FISHLOCKS WALES ** on Tuesday evening regarding the Senghenydd Mine Disaster.

I am trying to locate information on my great grandfather on my maternal side. He was a policeman or a sergeant at the time based there at the time of the disaster. I have visited the village to find that the old police station is now a block of flats. I have a copy of the mine as it was then with a police station in the grounds I believe this was to deter any theft from the mine.

I also have an old photo of him in police uniform but I am unable to read his collar number to trace him further. The family story goes that he strained a valve in his heart whilst apprehending a prisoner and was unable to continue as a policeman there. Because of this he became a sergeant in a small police station at Northcote Road, St. George, Bristol.

When he died he was buried in AVON VIEW CEMETRY in St. George, Bristol, Jenkin's grave is situated right opposite NORTHCOTT ROAD where the police station was or is now.

His name was-------JENKIN EVANS (a Welshman)
His D.O.B------------?1870

I also have a silk mounted commemorative plaque (approx 16" x 12") for service with the police - in Welsh text
If yourself or any of your group could throw any light on any of the above I would be very grateful.

Regards
Don


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ITV Wales, Season 6 Episode 3:
Senghenydd: The Fiery Deep
Trevor Fishlock visits Senghenydd near Caerphilly, 100 years after the town was the scene of Britain's worst mining disaster, in which more than 400 men and boys lost their lives

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Gill Jones, Secretary, Aber Valley Heritage Group
18 May 2012
The Image Shown For Universal Colliery Disaster is Incorrect

Image for Universal Colliery Disaster

Please note that the image shown is incorrect.  That shown is the memorial to the miners who died at the Windsor Colliery, Abertridwr.

This Colliery was approx 1/2 mile down the Valley from the Universal Colliery.  There is a small memorial - a Winding Head, however your readers may like to be aware that the centenary of the 1913 disaster is next year and a new memorial is being planned which will name all those killed in that disaster as well as the earlier one in 1901.  There is an excellent Heritage Room full of all information and artefacts in the Community Centre at Senghenydd and well worth a visit.

Any queries please contact the Project Officer for the Heritage Group on 

Gill Jones
Secretary, Aber Valley Heritage Group


Thank you very much Gill for your correction, hopefully I have the correct image now

Fionn


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Debbie Oakley
13 November 2011
Frederick Charles Parsons, My Great Gradfather Is Not On Your List

I have looked at your list but am unable to see my gt grandfathers name on there even though he is on the Welsh mines list his name is Frederick Charles Parsons and he lived at 47 Long Row, Nelson can you please explain this?

Debbie Oakley


Sorry Debbie, Fredrick's name is now on the list