Welcome to the site with the best information of the History of the Darran Valley


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.


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  1. There is a mistake on the date on this page second line should say 1909

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