A plaque commemorating the victims of the 1901 and 1913 mining disasters at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd is to be installed outside Caerphilly Library.
The plaque has been bequeathed by a recently deceased local man, Kenneth Williams, and will be installed on the pavement outside the library on the Twyn, Caerphilly.
It is proposed that the plaque be made out of bronze and bear the inscription: ‘In memory of the 440 mean who lost their lives at the Universal Colliery, Senghenydd disaster on 14 October 1913 and the 81 men who lost their lives in an earlier disaster on 24 May 1901’.
Cllr Ken James, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development, said: “This plaque will provide a fitting tribute to the men and boys who lost their lives in the mining disasters in Senghenydd, taking pride of place in such a prominent area of the town.”
Last year saw the official unveiling of the Wales National Mining Memorial on the 100th anniversary of October 14 1913 mining disaster in Senghenydd.
The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM, paid a special visit to Senghenydd to officially open the memorial garden.