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Dominic Hopkins
18 Mawrth 2022, 17:06
I am a great great grandson of Isaiah Thomas, and by virtue of that, a great great great grandson of Daniel Thomas (senior) of Dinas (ref: Walter Coffin). The museum has Isaiah’s Albert Medal. There is a charming poem about the disaster, by Emma Bishop “The Gallant Miners of Porth” (16 pages) published in the South Wales Daily News in 1877, which begins “The noble line of Arthur is not dead...”. The poem is very Victorian in its scan, but evidences the significance of the tragedy and offers a flavour of the stardom of the colliers of the Rhondda at the time.
Dominic Hopkins
18 Mawrth 2022, 17:06
I am a great great grandson of Isaiah Thomas, and by virtue of that, a great great great grandson of Daniel Thomas (senior) of Dinas (ref: Walter Coffin). The museum has Isaiah’s Albert Medal. There is a charming poem about the disaster, by Emma Bishop “The Gallant Miners of Porth” (16 pages) published in the South Wales Daily News in 1877, which begins “The noble line of Arthur is not dead...”. The poem is very Victorian in its scan, but evidences the significance of the tragedy and offers a flavour of the stardom of the colliers of the Rhondda at the time.
John Davey
6 Chwefror 2022, 12:00
My great great grandfather Dr Naunton Davies helped organise the rescue for which he received a medal from British Medical Association.
Gareth Williams
9 Mai 2021, 19:29
My Great, great, great,?? grandfather was William Morgan, one of the rescuers at the Tynewydd mine disaster 1877.
I have the watch that was presented to him by Parliament, and my Auntie , we believe, gave his Albert medal 2 nd class to the museum to display.
I do not wish to make any claim for it, rather, I would be pleased to know if it's whereabouts.
Would you be able to confirm if you have it? I would also love to visit your museum to view it with my son.
Regards G Williams.
Ceri Sandercock
12 Rhagfyr 2020, 23:21
Please can you help me the only thing I no is my grandfather lived in pantywaun and worked in the pit. And when into work one night to do a overtime shift but never came home he was killed underground i am sorry I got no other information is name was David rees
Ceri Thompson – Curator (Coal) Staff Amgueddfa Cymru
5 Awst 2019, 15:24

Hi Anthony,

The medals are now in the museum’s collections, we also have a portrait of Daniel Thomas who was killed in 1884.

Best wishes,

Ceri

Anthony Thomas
5 Awst 2019, 09:33
My Great grandfather was Edmund Thomas one of the Albert Medalists. His younger brother Daniel also got a medal for this rescue. I saw these medals on a visit to my fathers cousin (Also Edmund Thomas) in 1974. Are these two now at the mining museum? Daniel was killed in another attempted rescue at Pen-y-Graig in 1884. Edumund also sank the Gelli & Tynybedw Collieries in conjunction with G Griffiths. I have a portrait of Daniel Thomas senior who was underground manager for Walter Coffin and my great great grandfather.
Marc Haynes Staff Amgueddfa Cymru
16 Ionawr 2018, 16:04
Hi Kevin,

I've sent you Eric's email address; I hope you'll be successful in making contact with him.

Best wishes,

Marc
Digital Team
Kevin Howells
13 Ionawr 2018, 17:59
Eric - we are 2nd cousins by my reckoning. The lad in the photo is indeed our relative, he was uncle to my gran (Annie) and your Mam (Enid).

I would be grateful if whoever moderates this site could put Eric and I in touch.

Regards,

Kevin
Ceri Thompson - Curator (Coal) Staff Amgueddfa Cymru
1 Tachwedd 2016, 13:55

Dear Eric,

The boy’s name is David Hughes – he was 15 years old at the time.

Ceri Thompson
Curator (Coal)

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