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Maypole Pit Disaster Aug 18th 1908   Views: 943
Pit Ponies   Comments: 3
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 27288  
Pit Ponies

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  Pit Ponies brought to the surface after the disaster  

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Comments by G .W., 23rd December 2015  
This photo well documents the shock and horror of the event to both Man and Beast. An important piece of photographic history,thanks Ron.

Comments by Tom1303, 24th December 2015  tjones45@toucansurf.com 
I went down the Big Pit in Wales a few years ago, run by the Welsh Heritage. Our guide told me that if there was an accident that killed a pit pony the owners would hold an inquiry, but not if it killed a miner. The reason I was told it cost the owner money to buy a pit pony.

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