Six Bells mining disaster

10.34pm Monday 28th June 2010

Six Bells mining disaster

10.35pm Monday 28th June 2010

Six Bells mining disaster

TRAGEDY: The Argus front page of June 29, 1960, reporting the Six Bells colliery disaster.

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Six Bells mining disaster

An artist's impression of the memorial

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Six Bells mining disaster

MEMORIAL: The partially completed statue in Six Bells

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Six Bells mining disaster

DOUBLE LOSS: Kenneth Morgan lost his father and his brother in the explosion at the colliery.

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Six Bells mining disaster

MEMORIES: George Crandon, 75 of Richmond Road, Six Bells, lost his father,father Thomas George Crandon, on the fateful day.

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Six Bells mining disaster

ANXIOUS WAIT: The scene outside the colliery while the search for survivors went on.

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Six Bells mining disaster

Miners pictured during the disaster.

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Six Bells mining disaster

George Crandon's father Thomas George Crandon, bottom right, in 1959 with fellow miners.

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Six Bells mining disaster

Miners walking towards Six Bells pit on the day of the disaster as crowds look on.

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Six Bells mining disaster

People gathered outside the pit wait anxiously for news

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Six Bells mining disaster

The Abertillery District Brass band perform at the commemoration of the Six Bells.

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Six Bells mining disaster

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams in front of the memorial.

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Six Bells mining disaster

SOME of the crowd gathered to remember the miners killed in the Six Bells disaster.

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Six Bells mining disaster

The choirs of Cwm, Beaufort and Abertillery at the memorial ceremony.

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Six Bells mining disaster

Cliff Lewis age 82 of Nantyglo who survived the Six Bells mining disaster.

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Six Bells mining disaster

CROWDS walk up the hill to the Six Bells memorial

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Six Bells mining disaster

Nancy Presdee of Nantyglo who lost a brother, George Crandon and George's son, Don meet the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams.

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Six Bells mining disaster

Mary Rees, 86 (second left) lost her husband Frederick, with her family.

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