Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:06 AM
Greymouth has a long-standing history in Rugby League and there were players among the lost.
"Perhaps it would be better that future criticism of sports be made on the narrow basis of what is being discussed, without reference to other sports, unless those sports offer a solution to the problem in hand." - Brian 'Pigface' Moore
"What happens in rugby union? A player takes the ball, moves forward a little and gets tackled. A whole load of players then roll about on the ground. Pheep! The referee gives a penalty." - Simon Barnes
Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:13 AM
I can still remember hearing about the Markham disaster in 1973 and the cold fear in my stomach as a 12 year old that people I knew would be dead. Indeed, one of the dead, Joseph Birkin, was a friend of the family. My dad was part of the investigation team and some of the details that he shared with me haunt me to this day.
Raising money for Prostate Cancer UK - ran the Spire 10 mile in August and the Worksop Half Marathon in October - more to come in 2013
Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:17 AM
Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:56 PM
To recover the bodies, the explosive atmosphere in the mine has to be rendered safe, ie flooding it with nitrogen or CO2 or similar.
If there was one survivor left, the lack of oxygen that would cause would be fatal..
Very sad day.
Captain Morgan Trophy Holders.(I still think we have the British Coal 9's trophy hidden somewhere, too...)
Ooooh, the Challenge Cup!!! Thank you Tony.....
Tipping Competiton Challenged Shield Winner 2010
Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:06 PM
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