SE1631 : Memorial of Newlands Mill Disaster

taken 12 years ago, near to Bradford, Great Britain

Memorial of Newlands Mill Disaster
Memorial of Newlands Mill Disaster
At the corner of St Stephen's Road and Gaythorne Road, West Bowling.

On 28th December 1882, 54 people, most of them children aged from eight upwards, died when the 255ft tall chimney of Newlands Mill in Ripleyville collapsed. Another 70 were hurt. The chimney was only ten years old and was known by its owners to be dangerously cracked and bulging. Dozens of child millworkers paid for the owners' negligence with their lives.

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Update: the seats were stolen in May 2007.
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Saturday, 13 August, 2005   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 16276 31429 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.7365N 1:45.2696W
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