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    11 July, 2005

    Wattstown Memorial

    This morning we had the unveiling of the Wattstown Memorial, by the Aberllechau Community Association. The Memorial marks the National Colliery disaster of July 11th 1905, when 119 miners, some as young as 14, died. The funeral cortege stretched for five miles from Wattstown to Trealaw Cemetery.

    The service started with local historian Ken Baker telling the story, a dedication by Rev Dafydd Edwards, and the unveiling by the Mayor of RCT, Cllr Emlyn Jenkins. Lionel Langford, Councillor for Wattstown and Ynyshir, has tirelessly raised funds for this project.

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