A major event in the history of mining in the area was
a disasterous explosion at the Darran Pit in Deri in 1909.
A total of 27 men lost their lives with a devastating effect on the community.
The events to commemorate the Darran Pit disaster of October 9th 1909 took place from 29th October to 4th November 2009.
All were a great success.
The whole village was brought together and many descendents of those affected attended a number of the events.
Some photographs are shown below and more details will be included on the website soon. A video on the pit disaster is available in the Video Gallery.