Give back to Senghenydd the mining disaster fund
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About £12m raised following one of the worst mining disasters in British history is unaccounted for, with villagers trying to track it down.
In 1913, an explosion killed 439 miners and a rescuer at Universal Colliery in Senghenydd, Caerphilly county.
Of £127,000, raised: "The sum of £12,416, fifteen shillings and one penny has been expended in making temporary weekly grants to men injured and to the widows' children and other dependents. "The remainder was paid to three Cardiff banks''.
Divided as such [year of 1914]
£19,000 National Provincial = NOW - Nat. Westminster Bank
£74,000 London and Provisional = NOW - Barclays Bank
£20,000 = Lloyds Bank
We the signed are asking for the banks to put right the £12M in todays money owed to the community via The Aber Valley Heritage Group that could manage the funds on behalf of the Senghenydd /Aber valley community area.
Should the need arise this petition could be used as a debate to sort this injustice in either the Welsh Assembly or House of commons.
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