The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
Parc Slip Nature Reserve, near Bridgend, is on the site of an old coal mine where in 1892, an underground explosion killed 112 men and boys and 16 colliery ponies. This had a devastating affect within the local communities.
With funding as part of the Valleys Regional Park grant and not wanting to forget the origins of the nature reserve or the important cultural connection with the local community, the Wildlife Trust have made a number of enhancements to the memorial area. These include:
- A memorial path naming all people involved on that fateful date 26th August 1892
- Reclamation and restoration of an original Parc Slip dram
- A stunning new bench
- New information panel with colour sketches from original newspaper plates
- A audio u-turn machine which tell the story of the day’s events in 1892
We were responsible for the information panel.