SE3805 : Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial

taken 4 years ago, near to Ardsley, Barnsley, Great Britain

Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial
Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial
In Ardsley Christ Church graveyard. Though largely forgotten in national consciousness the fatal explosion at the Oaks Colliery near Barnsley was for fifty years the worst coal mine disaster in British history. It happened on 12th December 1866 and claimed the lives of 361 men and boys. Of course the effects upon local communities was horrendous. For more information see:-
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3803 0562 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.7509N 1:25.6525W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3803 0560
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