Cymmer Colliery Memorial
Coal dram painted green and black stacked with 'coal' resting on iron rails. The memorial is set on a triangular shaped brick base.
The memorial was erected on the site of the former Cymmer Colliery, scene of the accident in 1856.
The memorial commemorates a particular mining disaster in 1856 which claimed 114 lives, as well as all those who died in the Rhondda coalfield.
Inscription on polished granite tablet set on upper edge of base: CYMMER COLLIERY / IN MEMORY OF THE 114 MINERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON THIS SITE ON 15TH JULY 1856. / AND TO THOSE MANY OTHERS WHO SIMILARLY / PERISHED IN THE RHONDDA COALFIELD. / BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL FOR THEY SHALL OBTAIN / MERCY MATTHEW 5 VII / DEDICATED BY / THE RT. HON. VISCOUNT TONYPANDY PC DCL / ON NOVEMBER 6TH 1988.
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