SJ6899 : Bedford Colliery Disaster Memorial, Leigh Cemetery

near to Higher Folds, Wigan, Great Britain

Bedford Colliery Disaster Memorial, Leigh Cemetery
Bedford Colliery Disaster Memorial, Leigh Cemetery
The Bedford Colliery Disaster occurred on Friday 13 August 1886 when an explosion of firedamp caused the death of 38 miners at Bedford Colliery No.2 pit, near Leigh.

This memorial, in Leigh Cemetery, is inscribed:
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN
THE BEDFORD COLLIERY
EXPLOSION AUG 13TH 1886
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2012
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Saturday, 2 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 3 June, 2012
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Burial ground, Crematorium  People, Events  Suburb, Urban fringe  Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6819 9983 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.6523N 2:28.8567W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6819 9981
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