SE3805 : Inscription on the Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial

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

Inscription on the Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial
Inscription on the 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. As the inscription indicates, it happened on 12th December 1866 and claimed the lives of 361 men and boys. Over twenty rescuers were killed on December 13th. Of course the effects upon local communities was horrendous. For more information see:-
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Sunday, 26 April, 2015   (more nearby)
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Monday, 27 April, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Monument 
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