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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Cymmer Colliery Memorial

Summary

Type Other

     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.

Inscriptions

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.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Coal dram Iron 150cm high x 200cm wide
Base Brick 530cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
RCT025 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road None
Precise location In the Pioneer Supermarket Car Park
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST024907
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1988
Unveiling details Unveiled on 6th November 1988 by Viscount Tonypandy
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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