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tarkus
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Posted - 15/09/2011 :  17:41:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-14936476

uncle bob
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Posted - 15/09/2011 :  18:30:58 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am sure that our hearts go out to the trapped miners and their relitives in the swansea valley,please god help them
we all know the true cost of coal as an ex mining town.
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fredd
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Posted - 15/09/2011 :  20:25:55 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by uncle bob

I am sure that our hearts go out to the trapped miners and their relitives in the swansea valley,please god help them
we all know the true cost of coal as an ex mining town.

.. Your Right Bob, Our Hopes are Totally with them Four trapped Miners in Pontardawe .. !!
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uncle bob
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 16/09/2011 :  08:30:08 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OH NO !!! A miner has been found dead within the mine in an anouncement at 8:30 this morning,at this time nothing has been heared from the other missing miners,my heart aches.
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cupcake
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5380 Posts

Posted - 16/09/2011 :  13:30:00 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrible news and another miner is dead ,my thoughts are with everyone .
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Monkey
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Posted - 16/09/2011 :  15:50:29 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
update - 3 of the miners found dead :(
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fredd
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6216 Posts

Posted - 16/09/2011 :  17:58:15 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just Heard on the radio that all four Miners, are now confirmed as deceased.. That Is So Sad..!!
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fredd
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Posted - 16/09/2011 :  20:18:32 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Deceased Miners at the Gleision colliery Have been named ,, Phillip Powell, Charles Breslin, David Powell and Garry Jenkins.... R I P ..!!.

Edited by - fredd on 16/09/2011 20:21:59
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cupcake
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5380 Posts

Posted - 16/09/2011 :  20:52:11 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Such sad news R.I.P.
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llanover
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Australia
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Posted - 17/09/2011 :  12:32:23 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More "Blood on the Coal" My thoughts and prayers go to the families and the deceased.

Anyone know if there is a tribute page or something where we can pay our respects????

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fredd
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Posted - 17/09/2011 :  16:52:43 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/In-memory-of-the-Welsh-Miners-killed-at-Gleision-Colliery/234490779932131
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pierre
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 18/09/2011 :  19:42:05 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tragic. This something that has haunted the valleys for a very long time.

Seen the below just a few weeks ago, up in Cefn Cemetery.
Read the words........
Thought to all........



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cupcake
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Posted - 18/09/2011 :  20:50:05 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes pierre i can remember two different accidents resulting in the men getting killed working in the levals over my way ,one of them left two little children ,like you said its been going on for years these men need a medal for going under there ,my thoughts are with their families ,Cupcake .
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