Crowds awaiting news, Redding Pit disaster

Maker
Unknown
Production date
25 Sep 1923
Description
A crowd of men, women and children wait on a piece of open ground. Small wooden hutches are in the foreground. Hay has been gathered into stooks in the field in the background.
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Department
Maker
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
P16951

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