NZ2888 : Memorial and pit head, Woodhorn

taken 8 years ago, near to Woodhorn, Northumberland, Great Britain

Memorial and pit head, Woodhorn
Memorial and pit head, Woodhorn, taken 8 years ago
The Woodhorn pit disaster happened on 13 August 1916 when 13 men died, the youngest was 21, the oldest 48. Reason for the disaster was a build up of gases, then ingnited by a naked flame. The Durham Mining Museum website says 'there can be no doubt that this loss would not have occurred if the officials concerned had made a proper examination before commencing work. Had they done so they would have discovered the presence of inflammable gas, or would have noticed that there was not a ventilating current sufficient to carry away any firedamp that might be given off.'
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Sunday, 15 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 February, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 289 884 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:11.3693N 1:32.8482W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 289 883
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