On Thursday, February 6, 1890, just before 9am an explosion, so violent it was heard for miles around, blasted through the workings deep underground. Bodies of men and horses were broken and crushed, leaving 176 men and boys dead.
I would like to thank Abersychan ward resident, Mrs Hazel Jenkins for her recent coffee morning that she organised to raise funds towards the Llanerch Mine Disaster Memorial.
Mrs Jenkins a well known and respected charity fund raiser in the Abersychan ward managed to raise around £300 towards the target for the memorial.
As always Mrs Jenkins had a selection of delicious home made cakes along with a good selection of raffle prizes on offer.
Her home was full of supporters and it was a pleasure to once more attend as ward Councillor to support her efforts along with listening to some attendee concerns on issues affecting the ward.
Within the next few weeks I’ll be liaising with the Snatchwood Councillor with regards to organising the next memorial service at the Llanerch, as the site is now in Snatchwood Ward after recent boundary changes.