The Garden Pit Disaster 1844

My article in the March 2020 edition of Welsh Country Magazine is about the Garden Pit Disaster in Pembrokeshire in 1844. The memorial you can see here is on the backs of the Cleddau Estuary and carried the names of 40 victims who drowned in the mine when water burst in. The seam was only three feet below the river bed.
Women and children were working in the mine even though it was illegal. The youngest victim was Joseph Harts who was four years old.
Read more in the magazine, available in newsagents and supermarkets across Wales.

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