Redding Pit Disaster : crowds waiting

Maker
Unknown
Production date
25 Sep 1923
Description
View of crowds of men, women and children wait for news, behind an ambulance. Several of the women are wearing traditional tartan shawls, one at least with a baby wrapped in it.
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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
P16953

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