This is the graveyard of St David's Church, Gyfeillion, Trehafod. Some of the victims of the Tynewydd mining disaster are buried here.
Just before 4pm on Wednesday 11th April 1877, the Tynewydd colliery was flooded. The disaster happened at the end of a shift, otherwise over one hundred men would have drowned.
Of the fourteen miners trapped only five would survive their entombment, lying in a dram together to keep warm as the flood waters rose.
The number of miners involved in this disaster was not great in comparison with the hundreds of miners who had been killed in other colliery diasters.
The nation was drawn to this disaster by the tremendous and determined courage of the rescue party led by Isaac Pride.
Queen Victoria decided to award 4 First and 20 Second Class Albert Medals to the heroes of this rescue.
At 2pm on Friday 20th April 1877, the five trapped miners were returned to the colliery surface and then to a 'makeshift' hospital. They were very weak, but alive. They had not eaten for more than 218 hours.
This photograph was on display at the exhibition and was accompanied by an Idris Davies poem called 'THE VICTIMS'.