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Ian Winstanley

Alphabetical List of Mining Victims in Great Britain

1860 - 1869

No-Names


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EAGEN James - 1861 - 24/04/1861 - Labourer. Chatterley (ironstone), Chatterley Co. Tunstall, Staffordshire. Winch overpowered them when lowering pump trees and handle struck deceased.

EAGER Joseph - 1869 - 23/10/1869 – Age 30 - Drawer. Drumshangie, Law and Brand, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Crushed by cage at pit bottom. Mistake of signals.

EAGLESHAM Joseph - 1865 - 18/04/1865 – Age 43 - Collier. Espieside No.3, William Baird and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Explosion of firedamp.

EALOCK Robert - 1865 - 12/09/1865 - Collier. California, Kirkless Hall, Coal and Iron Co., Aspull, Wigan, Lancashire. The rope breaking by slipping off the drum as they were ascending the pit. It was a Conical or compensating drum without grooves. 8 killed.

EAMES William - 1860 - 23/04/1860 – Age 38 - Blacksmith. Flint, Thomas Haughton, Flint. Whilst drawing the pumps by the crab handle striking him.

EASTHAM George - 1865 - 11/04/1865 – Age 17 - Waggoner. Dunkenhalgh Park, Trustees of the late Joseph Barnes, Church, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Mountain mine, Dillhall pit. Gas had accumulated in rise workings became liberated as the water which kept it there was pumped out. It apparently fired at an open light which should have been prohibited when the water was drawn off, All suffocated by after damp. 4 killed.

EASTHAM James - 1863 - 03/05/1863 - Fireman. Bradley Hall, Richard Fisher, Standish, Wigan, Lancashire. Suffocation in explosive gas. 2 killed.

EASTMAN W - 1866 - 18/05/1866 – Age 16 - Engineer. Morfa, Vivian and Sons, Swansea, Glamorgan. Got entangled in machinery.

EASTON James - 1868 - 16/06/1868 – Age 37 - Collier. Espieside No.3, William Baird and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Fall of Coal died a week after the accident.

EASTON John - 1863 - 09/06/1863 – Age 35 - Deputy Foreman. Struthers, John Gilmour and Co., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.  Explosion of firedamp.

EASTON M. - 1863 - 04/11/1863 – Age 20 - Collier. Woodhall, Merry and Cunningham, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Killed by stone falling on him after he had knocked out the prop which kept it up.

EASTON Martin - 1865 - 06/11/1865 – Age 29 - Drawer. Gidlow Lane, Wigan Iron and Coal, Wigan, Lancashire. Falling in the shaft from yard Coal to Arley Mine.

EASTWOOD, James - 1862 - 08/12/1862. Edmunds Main, Mitchell and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosion of inflammable gas and vapours which were given off by a burning Coal seam. 59 killed.

EATOCK Richard - 1865 - 16/02/1865 – Age 33- Sinker. Ince Moss, Person and Knowles, Wigan, Lancashire. A tub full of mortar accidentally capsized into the shaft in which he was working on a scaffold.

EATON W - 1864 - 04/07/1864 - Banksman. Brookhouse, Pratt and Co., Hanley, Staffordshire. A piece of the drum fell on him.

EATON William - 1867 - 04/04/1867 – Age 41 - Hewer. Castle Eden, William Cook, Ferry Hill, Durham. Fall of stone.

EATWELL James - 1865 - 15/02/1865 – Age 50 – Onsetter. Abercarn, Ebbw Vale Co., Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. Piece of Coal fell from ascending loaded tram. There was not the least occasion for him to be so near the bottom when the band was moving.

EAVES Edward - 1862 - 19/06/1862 – Age 19 - Drawer. Lower Grounds, John Taylor and Sons, Standish, Lancashire. Sliding down rope.

ECCLES Elijah - 1860 - 14/01/1860 - Collier. Blackeyhurst, Samuel Stocks, St. Helens, Lancashire. Fall of roof.

ECCLES Thomas - 1864 - 11/03/1864 – Age 79 – Furnaceman. Poynton, Lord Vernon, Stockport, Cheshire. Rope broke whilst descending.

ECCLES William - 1868 - 15/02/1868 – Age 40 - Miner. Drumpeller No.2. Wilsons and Co., Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Fall of roof while forming a lodgement off a sinking pit.

ECCLESTON E. - 1861 - 19/11/1861 – Age 18 - Loader. Stowe Heath, W and J Sparrow, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Fall of Coals in the bottom Coal whilst knocking out sprags. Much too young to perform such important and dangerous work it should always be left to people of long experience.

ECCLESTON John - 1864 - 16/05/1864 – Age 44 - Collier. Birket Bank, Crompton and Shawcross, Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of Coal at the face.

ECCLESTON Richard - 1864 - 12/07/1864 – Age 13 - Horsedriver. Bickerstaff, Bromilow Brother and Co., Ormskirk, Lancashire. A tub falling on him out of the cage.

ECCLESTON William - 1860 - 20/09/1860 – Age 50 - Sinker. Queens Ferry, Isaac Thompson, Chester, Flint. Fell down the pit whilst engaged in widening it out.

ECKERSLEY Giles - 1868 - 06/03/1868 – Age 16 - Waggoner. Bank, John Wright, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Roof falling at a slip in the face of a bay in the Cannel mine.

ECKERSLEY James - 1866 - 15/05/1866 – Age 17 - Hooker-on. Wharton, Francis Charlton, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Falling down the shaft from the Five Quarters mouthing. He had just gone down from the surface and apparently before getting what is called his eye-sight he somehow fell out.

ECKERSLEY Peter - 1863 - 24/01/1863 – Age 22 - Miner. New Watergate and Peel Hall, James and William, Roscoe, Little Hulton, Lancashire. A heavily charged shot blew the ramming and as it appeared lighted some firedamp which was not suspected but which probably existed in a part where the roof had fallen in the Trencherbone mine. 3 killed.

ECKERSLEY R. - 1864 - 05/04/1864 - Age 25 - Loader. Fenton Park, Fenton Park Co., Stoke, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp.

ECKERSLEY Thomas - 1868 - 20/06/1868 – Age 20 - Miner. Denton Lane, Chamber Co., Chadderton, Lancashire. Stone falling on him at a fault.

ECKERSLEY William - 1869 - 07/10/1869 – Age 38 - Collier. Denaby Main, Denaby Main Coal Co., Rotherham, Yorkshire. Fall of roof.

EDDLESTON Richard - 1865 - 10/10/1865 – Age 10 – Tenter. Broughton, Executors of the late J Hargreaves, Burnley, Lancashire. Squeezed between the endless chain and the pulley on the surface.

EDEN John - 1867 - 20/08/1867. Garswood Park, David Bromilow and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of firedamp in Little Delf mines. 14 killed.

EDEN Sarah - 1862 - 08/08/1862 – Age 23 - Labourer. Blackbrook, Bromilow Bros and Co., St. Helens, Lancashire. Falling into shaft from surface. Female.

EDGAR William - 1862 - 23/07/1862 - Engineman. Murdostoun, Robert Stewart, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Slipped off Bunton and fell down pit while changing chain.

EDGE James - 1863 - 26/05/1863 - Miner. Clifton, Moss Andrew Knowles and Sons, Clifton, Lancashire. Explosion in Doe Mine. The shot blew out the ramming but possible firedamp was also present.

EDGE James - 1865 - 06/05/1865 - Miner. Pendleton, Andrew Knowles and Sons, Manchester, Lancashire. Coal falling in the Albert mine. Insufficient sprags being set whilst mining.

EDGE John - 1866 - 12/05/1866 - Sinker. St. Helens, Messrs. Pilkington, St Helens, Lancashire. Capstan rope slipping off the drum.

EDGE S - 1866 - 20/08/1866 – Age 19 - Driver. Lilleshall, Lilleshall Co., Wellington, Shropshire. Horse fell on him in the road.

EDGELL Adam - 1862 - 15/12/1862 – Age 30 - Onsetter Sinking. Vobster Coal Co., Vobster, Somerset. Cage was lowered before he was aware of movement and he had a tub were sent down together.

EDGERTON J. - 1867 - 02/02/1867 – Age 33 - Collier. West Riding and Silkstone, Pape and Pearson, Normanton, Yorkshire. Fall of top Coal.

EDMONDS Thomas - 1862 - 10/03/1862 – Age 26 - Collier. No.8 Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Knocking out props a fall of clod (between the Coals) came and killed him.

EDMUND Thomas - 1868 - 08/08/1868 – Age 44 - Collier. Tyr Phil, Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Monmouth. Fall of roof in stall occasioned by clayey slant.

EDSON, John - 1866 - 13/12/1866. Oaks, Messrs. Firth, Bamber and Co., Barnsley, Yorkshire. Explosions of gas. The total number of victims was 334 by the first explosion of the 12th December 1866 and 26 by the second explosion the following day. Total 360. Seventy five bodies were recovered prior to the shafts being closed forty five were recovered during the first twelve months after the shaft was reopened and seventy during the past years making the total 190. This deducted from 360 leaves 17 bodies still in the Colliery. It is remarkable that all but two have been identified.

EDWARD, Edward - 1867 - 16/05/1867 – Age 27 - Collier. Dowlais Guest and Co., Dowlais, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of stone. Injured 3rd. Died 16th.

EDWARDS Daniel - 1860 - 02/05/1860 – Age 12 – Filler. No.8, Tredegar Iron Co. Tredegar, Monmouth. Killed in a stall that was drawing back the occupant of which had warned him to keep ‘out bye’.

EDWARDS Daniel - 1863 - 26/12/1863 – Age 29. Llwynvi, Llwynvi Co., Llwynvi, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 15 killed.

EDWARDS Daniel - 1865 - 02/03/1865 – Age 45 - Collier. Tredegar. Tredegar Iron Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. Fall of Coal about 2 tons which came right on him.

EDWARDS Daniel - 1866 - 07/11/1866 – Age 21 - Collier. Cwmaman, Shepherd and Evans, Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

EDWARDS David - 1860 - 01/12/1860. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamenatble calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

EDWARDS David - 1861 - 14/05/1861 – Age 31 - Mason. Dinas Hunt and Co., Rhondda, Glamorgan. Knocked off stage sinking shaft.

EDWARDS E - 1867 - 11/10/1867 – Age 24 - Collier. Aberdare, Aberdare Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Killed by fall of Coal.
EDWARDS E. - 1864 - 02/04/1864 – Age 40 - Pikeman. Wood Farm. Jevons and Mitchell Went into an exploring drift before it had been examined Contrary to deputy’s orders.

EDWARDS Edward - 1861 - 18/07/1861 – Age 15 - Drawer. Spon Green, Spon Green Coal Co., Buckley, Flint. Thrown out of tub whilst ascending the pit.

EDWARDS Edward - 1862 - 19/02/1862 – Age 44. Cethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 47 killed.

EDWARDS Edward - 1863 - 12/02/1863 – Age 11 - Drawer. Wynnstay Green Pit, New British Iron Co., Ruabon, Flint. Crushed by a pit waggon at the foot of the inclined plane.

EDWARDS Edward - 1867 - 02/05/1867 – Age 56 – Shotfirer. Lower Duffryn, Powell’s Duffryn Steam Coal Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas through firing a shot. 2 others seriously hurt. Died 2 days later. 3 killed.

EDWARDS Edward - 1868 - 30/09/1868. Wynnstay New British Iron Co., Ruabon, Denbigh. Explosion of gas. 10 killed 13 injured.

EDWARDS Edward - 1869 - 11/04/1869 – Age 18 - Collier. Plaskynaston, Plaskynaston Coal Co., Ruabon, Denbigh. Explosion of gas.

EDWARDS Enoch - 1864 - 30/11/1864 21 - Labourer. Coed Talon, Coed Talon Colliery Co., Mold, Flint. Jumping out of the cage while it was in motion.

EDWARDS G. - 1862 - 17/03/1862 – Age 50 - Collier. Causeway Green, W Hackett, Oldbury, Worcestershire. Fall of Coal from the roof of thick coal.

EDWARDS George - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 15 Ferndale, David Davies and Son, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas through one of the deceased taking the top off his lamp and exposing a naked light. 178 killed.

EDWARDS Henry - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 22. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co., Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamenatble calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

EDWARDS Henry - 1866 - 24/07/1866 – Age 60 - Collier. Llynvi Vale, Llynvi Vale Iron Co., Bridgend, Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

EDWARDS Henry - 1866 - 31/05/1866 – Age 18 - Collier. Tondu, Brogden and Sons, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

EDWARDS Hugh - 1867 - 12/10/1867 – Age 45 - Collier. Lower Level, Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Monmouth. Fall of top caused by a slant crossing a slip.

EDWARDS Hugh - 1868 - 30/09/1868. Wynnstay, New British Iron Co., Ruabon, Denbigh. Explosion of gas. 10 killed 13 injured.

EDWARDS J - 1864 - 16/06/1864 – Age 40 - Sinker. Dimmack, P Williams and Sons, Tipton, Staffordshire. The horse in the gin took fright and snapped that portion to which he was attached whilst the deceased were descending when they were immediately precipitated to the bottom of the shaft and killed. 2 killed.

EDWARDS J - 1867 - 05/06/1867 – Age 22 - Collier. Stansfield’s, Cork and Ford, Burslem, Staffordshire. Main hook broke whilst ascending. 2 killed.

EDWARDS J - 1867 - 12/11/1867 - Horsedriver. Homer Hill, S Evers and Sons, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed.

EDWARDS J. - 1861 - 13/02/1861 – Age 27- Sinker. Deepmoor (ironstone), J. Bagnall and Sons, Walsall, Staffordshire. A bowk filled with bricks was accidentally jerked off the hook at the top and fell down the shaft.

EDWARDS J. - 1866 - 27/02/1866 – Age 18 - Hooker-on. Park Head, S Garrett, Dudley, Worcestershire. Struck by piece of Coal which fell from ascending skip whilst improperly standing at the bottom.

EDWARDS John - 1862 - 19/02/1862 – Age 52. Cethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 47 killed.

EDWARDS John - 1863 - 05/03/1863 – Age 41 - Collier. Deep Duffryn, Nixon Taylor and Co., Aberdare, Glamorgan. Fall of roof (4 feet vein).

EDWARDS John - 1863 - 17/10/1863. Morfa, Vivian and Sons, Port Talbot, Glamorgan. Explosion, of gas. 39 killed.

EDWARDS John - 1866 - 04/10/1866 – Age 45 - Sinker. Commonhead, Forester and Robson, Baillieston Lanarkshire. Injured in sinking pit by the kettle falling on him.

EDWARDS John - 1867 - 08/11/1867 - Age 59. Ferndale, David Davies and Son, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas through one of the deceased taking the top off his lamp and exposing a naked light. 178 killed.

EDWARDS John - 1867 - 09/10/1867 – Age 25 - Hitcher. Abergorchy, Insole and Son, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Something fell down the shaft.

EDWARDS John - 1868 - 03/03/1868 – Age 14 - Haulier. Bryndewy, Neath, Abbey Coal Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Killed by trams.

EDWARDS John - 1868 - 10/08/1868 - Collier. Norley, Norley Colliery Co., Wigan, Lancashire. Fall of Coal.

EDWARDS John - 1869 - 10/06/1869 – Age 32. Ferndale, David Davies and Sons, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas from a blower. 53 killed.

EDWARDS Jonathan - 1860 - 01/12/1860 – Age 29. Black Vein, Risca Iron and Coal Co. Risca, Monmouth. Explosion of firedamp. This lamenatble calamity was occasioned by a sudden outburst of gas on most probably, a defective lamp. 142 persons, killed.

EDWARDS Joseph - 1860 - 05/03/1860 – Age 30 - Pikeman. Moorcroft Rose and Skidmore, Bilston, Staffordshire. Assisting to stand a tree in the No.5 pit a mass of new mine coal came down. The Colliery is very much pervaded by backs or slips (divisions structure).

EDWARDS Joseph - 1869 - 21/07/1869 25 - Drawer. Queen, Richard Evans and Sons, Haydock, St. Helens, Lancashire. Explosion of gas. 59 killed.

EDWARDS Joshua - 1867 - 15/04/1867 14 - Miner. Nant Llessy (ironstone), Rhymney Iron Co., Rhymney, Monmouth. Fall of stone owing to a slant.

EDWARDS Josiah - 1863 - 25/07/1863 – Age 42 - Collier. Green, New British Iron Co., Ruabon, Flint. Explosion. 2 killed.

EDWARDS Obediah - 1861 - 05/02/1861 – Age 62 - Collier. Dinas Hunt and Co., Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Run over on incline.

EDWARDS Philip - 1863 - 24/11/1863 – Age 23 - Banksman. Graig, Executors of William Rees, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Fell into machinery.

EDWARDS R. - 1861 - 30/01/1861 – Age 17 - Collier. Doe Farm, J. Bagnall and Sons, Tipton, Staffordshire. Fall of slack in thick coal.

EDWARDS R. - 1864 - 15/03/1864 – Age 49 - Engineman. Botteslow, Pratt and Co., Hanley, Staffordshire. Crushed whilst fastening a nut (engine in motion).

EDWARDS R. - 1868 - 16/07/1868 – Age 28 - Collier. Blakelow, Simpson and Blakie, Hanley, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

EDWARDS Richard - 1863 - 26/06/1863 – Age 54 - Collier. Park, Thomas and Co., Neath, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 6 killed. Proceedings instituted before magistrates for a violation of the 1st General Rule not have been sufficient ventilation. Penalty of £40 imposed.

EDWARDS Robert - 1867 - 13/04/1867 – Age 40 – Byeman. Coppa, Coppa Colliery Co., Mold, Flint. Fall of roof on main road.

EDWARDS S - 1866 - 31/03/1866 - Bandsman. Sandy Gay, T Johnson, Bilston, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal in thick coal rib and pillar pit from a slip not previously seen.

EDWARDS S. - 1869 - 29/07/1869 - Pikeman. Gospel Oak, Grazebrooks and Ashton, Tipton, Staffordshire. Injured by fall of Coal in bottom Coal pit gate road whilst holing on 28th. Died this day.

EDWARDS Samuel - 1866 - 26/11/1866 – Age 36 – Windroadman. New Tredegar, George Elliott and Co., Tredegar, Monmouth. This man and another were set to clear a fall and one of their locked lamps went out. Whether they were relighting it against the rules it did not transpire by some gas fired and Edwards died of suffocation. There was no mark on his body. I found one lamp good but the other very unsafe.

EDWARDS Samuel - 1868 - 04/02/1868 - Collier. Bromfield, Bromfield Coal Co., Mold, Flint. An explosion.

EDWARDS Samuel - 1869 - 13/01/1869 – Age 32 - Collier. West Riding and Silkstone, Pope and Pearson, Leeds, Yorkshire. Fall of Coal.

EDWARDS Seth - 1864 - 05/01/1864 – Age 36 – Overman. Brithdir, Rhymney Iron Co., Monmouth. On Tuesday last at about 12 O'clock deceased went into an old working for the purpose of sounding the top, and whilst in the act of striking the top or roof with a sledge when a large stone of about two tons weight fell upon him from the roof and killed him on the spot. The accident was occasioned by his trying to save a prop which the Colliers themselves wished to leave standing. Thus to save a shilling’s worth of timber a valuable life was lost. Verdict Accidental death.

EDWARDS T - 1863 - 29/04/1863 – Age 56 - Collier. Ubberley, Ubberley Co., Hanley, Staffordshire. Fall of Coal.

EDWARDS T - 1866 - 16/11/1866 - Bandsman. Fishley Colliery,Fishley Colliery Co., Pelsall, Staffordshire. Explosion of firedamp 14th. Died this day.

EDWARDS Thomas - 1860 - 01/06/1860 – Age 46 - Collier. Gelligaer, Duncan and Co. Gelligaer, Glamorgan. Run over by trams on the level near the shaft.

EDWARDS Thomas - 1862 - 13/09/1862 – Age 19 - Sinker. Llanfynydd, Worsley, Battersby Tryddyn, Mold, Flint. Collapsing of shaft that was being sunk. 3 killed.

EDWARDS Thomas - 1862 - 26/11/1862 – Age 32 - Collier. Graig-y-allt, TW Booker and Co., Cardiff Glamorgan. Fall of roof.

EDWARDS Thomas - 1865 - 02/10/1865 – Age 40 - Collier. Llancaiach, George Worthington, Gelligaer Glamorgan. Fall of stone.

EDWARDS Thomas - 1865 - 08/07/1865 – Age 50 - Collier. Bargoed, Thomas Joseph, Bargoed, Glamorgan. Fall of roof in No.1 level. It was a semi-spherical mass of matter termed by the Colliers as a bell mould and it suddenly fell on him as he was filling a tram.

EDWARDS Thomas - 1867 - 08/11/1867 – Age 38. Ferndale, David Davies and Son, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas through one of the deceased taking the top off his lamp and exposing a naked light. 178 killed.

EDWARDS Thomas - 1869 - 14/09/1869 – Age 46 - Banksman. Waterloo, Plaskynaston Coal Co., Ruabon, Denbigh. Falling into pit at top.

EDWARDS W. - 1861 - 22/07/1861 – Age 23 - Miner. Whittington, Messrs. Appleby, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Fall of roof.

EDWARDS W. - 1862 - 26/07/1862 – Age 26 - Pikeman. Salt Well, Earl of Dudley, Netherton, Warwick Fall of Coal in thick coal caused by a bump.

EDWARDS W. - 1867 - 23/07/1867 – Age 35 - Sinker. Ettingshall, Henry Hill, Bilston, Staffordshire. The biats which supported the scaffold on which they stood snapped and precipitated them to the bottom of the shaft. 2 killed.

EDWARDS William - 1862 - 19/02/1862 – Age 37. Cethin, William Crawshay, Merthyr, Glamorgan. Explosion of gas. 47 killed.

EDWARDS William - 1868 - 16/10/1868 – Age 39 – Chartermaster. Westminster, Westminster Coal Co., Wrexham, Denbigh. Fall of roof in main Coal mine.

EDWARDS William - 1869 - 03/04/1869 – Age 67 - Labourer. Bute (ironstone), Rhymney Iron Co., Glamorgan. Crushed by tram on surface 3rd Sep. Died 6th.

EDWARDS William - 1869 - 03/05/1869 - Labourer. Ewloe Hall, Ewloe Hall Colliery Co., Buckley, Flint. Explosion of 25lbs gunpowder. 2 killed.

EDWARDS William - 1869 - 22/10/1869 – Age 20. Newbury, Westbury Iron Co., Newbury, Somerset. Explosion of firedamp. 11 killed. At half past six in the morning there was an explosion at Newbury, Colliery, five miles from Frome, in which nine persons, were killed and four others were so severely injured that scarcely any hopes were entertained of their recovery. The men were going down for the day shift. The first warning that anything was wrong was a loud report from underground which could be heard for a mile and then a large amount of dense smoke appeared out of the upcast shaft. The pit head was soon covered by women and children crying and exhibiting the deepest grief. The bailiff, Mr Bake and the lampman descended the downcast shaft and proceeded in the direction of the cupola. They found the gas had ignited near a standing pillar of coal. They found a Jacket belonging to one of the deceased in which there was a pipe and a quantity of tobacco.

EDWARDS William - 1869 - 28/09/1869 – Age 14 - Driver. West Riding and Silkstone, Pope and Pearson, Leeds, Yorkshire. Crushed by tubs.

EDWARDSON, George - 1869 - 02/10/1869 – Age 16 - Pony driver. Edge Green, Richard Evans and Sons, Golborne, Lancashire. Run over by a train of full tubs in mine.

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