Tynewydd Colliery disaster

The Tynewydd Colliery disaster occurred on 11 April 1877, when water from a nearby closed colliery flooded the Newydd Colliery in Porth and 14 miners became trapped, of which five died. For his efforts in the rescue, Henry Naunton Davies received the first BMA Gold Medal.[1][2][3][4][5]

Tynewydd Colliery disaster
Tynewydd Colliery disaster at Porth 1877 (14779328443) (cropped).jpg
Date11 April 1877
Time4pm
LocationPorth, Wales
CauseFlooding from nearby colliery
Deaths5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Tynewydd Colliery disaster". British Heritage. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  2. ^ Roberts, Shirley (August 2003). "Henry Naunton Davies (1827–1899): A Devoted Family Doctor and a Brave Rescuer". Journal of Medical Biography. 11 (3): 163–166. doi:10.1177/096777200301100311. ISSN 0967-7720. PMID 12870041. S2CID 41637382.
  3. ^ Griffiths, Richard (2010). The Entrepreneurial Society of the Rhondda Valleys, 1840-1920: Power and Influence in the Porth-Pontypridd Region. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7083-2290-1.
  4. ^ Jones, PA (24 December 1977). "The first BMA Gold Medal". British Medical Journal. 2 (6103): 1658–60. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.6103.1658. PMC 1633320. PMID 338122.
  5. ^ Llewellyn, Ken (1992). Disaster at Tynewydd (Second ed.). Cardiff: Church in Wales Publications. OCLC 27768632.