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Welsh mining in the 19th Century

January 28, 2015

I seldom weep, but this story moved me. A dead and honourable man accused of negligence for a pit disaster that was clearly the fault of the company. It underlines the horror faced by a family who not only lose a father, husband, breadwinner, their very home, but has to face an undercurrent of local disdain because of the comment of the Chief Inspector of Mines. If you ever ponder Victorian Values, this story will underline the truth.

From a review of the book – The House of Abraham Phillips by Norma Procter.

Another drawing to show the conditions men, and children, were working in 19th Century Britain. These conditions still exist today in places like India . . .read more at


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