West Stanley 1909

One of the worst disasters of the 20th Century occurred at the West Stanley Colliery, Durham, on 16th February 1909. 168 men lost their lives.   
 

Post card showing the West Stanley Colliery (courtesy of Carolyn Strong)

 

Photo/post card showing a survivor of West Stanley. The text says :-

"W Gardiner - The boy who risked his life to save his pony in the Stanley pit disaster. The pony has been presented to him by Mr Burns"

 (Photo courtesy of Ray C Smith)