Senghenydd mine disaster pocket watch

Contributed by Big Pit National Coal Museum

Senghenydd mine disaster pocket watch

This watch was found on a body following the Senghenydd mine disaster on 14th October 1913 and was used to identify the deceased. The final death toll from the disaster reached 439 men. Some of the bodies were never recovered. It was the worst mining disaster in the history of the British coalfields.

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