Crowds awaiting news, Redding Pit disaster

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Unknown
Production date
25 Sep 1923
Description
Crowds of men, women and children, await news at the pithead. The supports of the winding gear can be seen and the mixture of brick and corrugated iron sheds.
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Production date
25 Sep 1923
Subject notes
Water from old mine workings higher up the brae to the south burst into the pit trapping the miners. Twenty-one were rescued on the day and, after heroic efforts, five more were rescued nine days later. Thirty-seven miners died.
Accession number
P16952

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