Loveston Colliery Disaster – A talk with David Llewellyn

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jan 25, 2019 Blog, Event Archive, News No Comments

Join us at Tenby Museum and art Gallery for a talk on the ‘Loveston colliery Disaster’ with David Llewellyn, where we learn a little of the mining history of Pembrokeshire.

We then focus in on this event that shocked the whole community to it’s very core in 1936.

We learn about the miners who were lost and their families. As well as looking at the disaster itself and how it unfolded we hear from the men underground that day. Their stories of heroism, sacrifice and dramatic escapes in a desperate situation far underground.

We look at the rescue and recovery efforts.

Afterwards we learn of the effect on the community, find out about the public inquiry and see how the event reached as far as the House of Commons.

This talk is very much in memory of the miners who were lost and to keep alive their memory and that of the event which stayed with people in the community for the rest of their lives.

Tickets are £5 (£4 to the friends of Tenby Museum members) For more details or to book tickets please phone 01834 842809 or pay online via Facebook/Eventbrite.

Seating is on a first come first serve basis. Please allow yourself enough time and arrive 15 minutes prior to the talks start time. It is advisable to book asap for this talk to avoid disappointment.