Ian Winstanley's Scrap Book
The Coal Mining History Resource Centre Page Page 1
- Aberfan, Oct. 1966
- Albion Colliery Disaster, Cilfynydd, Wales. 290 dead - 1894
- After The Markham Colliery Explosion
- Agecroft Survivior 1958
- Auchengeich Disaster 18th September, 1959
- Barrow Disaster, 1907
- Bentinck Distaster 1915
- Bickershaw 1932 Memorial Card
- Bilsthorpe Disaster, 14 killed, 1st March 1927
- Bilsthorpe Disaster, 9 killed, 26th July 1934
- Cadeby Colliery Disaster rememberance card 1912
- Edge Green No9 Explosion 1932,
- Eppleton Colliery Explosion on 6th July 1951
- Gresford Disaster 1934.
- Huskar, Moorend Pit Disaster. 4 July 1838. 26 children drowned
- New Hartley Pit Disaster. Hartley, Durham. 17th January, 1862
- Knockshinnoch Castle Disaster 1950
- Lofthouse Disaster, Yorkshire 1973
- Lyme Colliery Explosion 1949
- Marine Colliery Disaster 1927, Monmouthshire. 52 killed
- Maypole Colliery After The Explosion 1908
- Maypole Disaster 1908, an account.
- Maypole Disaster 1908, Screen At The Pit Head
- Maypole Disaster 1908, The Waiting In The Colliery Yard
- Michael Colliery Fire
- Mine Shafts Locomotive, Rider and horse fall down an old pit shaft
- Parkhouse Colliery, 7th November 1882 explosion, forty five lives lost.
- Pretoria Survivors 1910
- Rufford Colliery Disaster, Mansfield 7th February 1913
- Swaith Main Disaster 1875 (Plate)
- Tragic Record That Made Me Weep
- Universal, Senghenydd, Glamorgan, 14th October 1913, 440 killed
- West Stanley Disaster 1882, 58 killed
- West Stanley Disaster 1909
- Wharncliffe Woodmore Explosion, 1936, 58 killed
- Whitehaven Disaster, Widow And Children
- Witehaven Disaster. The Vigil.
- Whitehaven Disaster. Posting Names Of The Dead.
- Wood Pit Explosion Haydock, 1878
Ian's Database of Fatalities is now in the Ancestry
Notes On The Database
This link http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=9735 will take you to a freely searchable database of mining deaths and injuries in Great Britain which was on Raleys Coal Mining History Resource Centre web site which is now defunct. The database was originally compiled by Ian Winstanley.
From 1850 to 1915 HM Inspectors of Mines produced their regional annual reports which included mining deaths and some injuries in a tabular form as an addendum to their reports. Although it was a punishable offence under the Mining Acts not to report a fatal accident many were not reported but many were reported in local newspapers of the time. There is often a brief report of the incident but there may be a full report of the inquest in the press the week following.
During WW1 the Inspectors Reports were sensitive documents and were not released under DORA (Defence of the Realm Act) and after the war the practice of the tabular lists was suspended. Post WW1 these tabular registers were continued by the Inspectorate but were not published. The database contains much of this information for some areas but not all the country is represented. The information is available if someone out there is mad enough to continue the project.
Many individuals and Family History Societies contributed information for which I am very grateful. For those who find the database useful I wish you success in your family quest.
Ian Winstanley 2017.