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Albion Disaster 1894 Project

On 23rd June 1894, in the mining village of Cilfynydd, a terrible explosion occurred beneath the surface of Albion Colliery. Hundreds of workers, of all ages, were to lose their lives in what was to become the second worst mining disaster in Welsh history.

Pontypridd High School is now situated on this site and it was our privilege to recreate this event in the memory of all the lives lost and to teach the pupils of today and the future about this historical event. Courtesy of Justyn Jones, Small World Productions, staff and pupils have made a film re-creating the events of that tragic day.


Albion Disaster, Film Project Premier 

Pontypridd High School held a film premier evening on June 23rd to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Albion Mining Disaster. Pupils and staff have been working with Justyn Jones from Small World Productions to produce a film telling of the tragic event which was the second biggest mining disaster in Welsh History and happened here on our school site.

It is very important that the history of the tragedy is kept alive as it is part of our heritage and culture and is taught to our pupils in school.

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in the project and to all the people who came along to the school to join us for the evening.

The Price of Coal - Tribute Film 

Thank you to Eleanor Hughes from Cilfynydd who kindly made this short film as a tribute to the Albion Disaster 1894.