Mining Apology


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[004153] [Woodward, James]; [Mining Apology] Llanhilleth Colliery, July 26th, 1901. Apology. Abertillery: W. R. Haylings [Printer], 1901. First Edition. Folio. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 255mm x 380mm in size

Unevenly browned to edges (where once mounted), a couple of small tears to right hand side, small nick to head

An apology, printed at the expense of a James Woodward, a miner who had been sleeping with a lighted lamp, which went against the Coal Mines Regulation Act. He agreed to pay “Ten Shillings towards the Library Fund as proof of my penitence, and to pay the cost of printing this Apology”, a copy of which was posted up at the mine as a warning to others

A similar notice, printed in June of the same year, this time for being in possession of a pipe, is in the People’s Collection Wales