Their Light Shall Always Shine Memorial Park is dedicated to the 26 miners who lost their lives in the Westray Mine explosion.
On May 9, 1992, 26 men were labouring in the deeps, when at 5:18 a.m., a blue flame lit up the dawn sky at Plymouth. A black cloud roared from the mine portal – a massive coal dust blast, triggered by a methane explosion.
The tragedy that happened on May 9, 1992.
A memorial sits in a park in nearby New Glasgow at the approximate location above ground where the remaining 11 miners are trapped.