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
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)
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Sunday, 15 February, 2009
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Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
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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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