An immense fall from the roof

The 2 Feet Seam 1903-5

FATAL COLLIERY ACCIDENT AT TROEDYRHIW, MERTHYR, 10th APRIL 1891 – On Friday morning a fatal accident occurred in the Brazil Colliery level belonging to Hills Plymouth Company (at Troedyrhiw) near Merthyr, while William Thomas, aged 31, of 9 Upper Mount Pleasant Troedyrhiw was at work at his stall there was an immense fall from the roof and he was completely buried. A comrade named John Hughes with others went to his assistance but it was close to half an hour before he could be extricated, and in a few minutes after his release he died. (Willam Thomas was buried in Saron Graveyard).


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Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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