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Fair Lady Pit Explosion, Leycette, 1880 - Memorial

John Lumsdon             Firedamp, Ignition Caused By Shot Firing, 62 Killed
Lamp

Fair Lady Pit Explosion 1880
(Crewe Coal Co)

On the day of the explosion, seventy-seven men and boys went down to begin work in the morning; the fireman, William Burgess, was among them, and Mr. Greener, the manager, with his son, who was an “onlooker”, The explosion (firedamp) of gas occurred at half-past eight in the morning with devastating effect.


Photo Of Monument In The Grounds Of Madeley Church By Roy On Flickr

The Monument was unveil by Margaret Bryden the great grand daughter of James Webb
the first miner to be buried in Madeley Church yard


Those Who Died

BAILEY Isaac
BEESLEY James
BOLTON George
BOULTON John
BROOKSHAW Thomas
BURGESS Jabez
BURGESS William
CARTLEDGE Horatio
CLEWS George
CROSS Thomas
DARLINGTON Henry
DARLINGTON Thomas
DAVIS John (Cross)
DEAN Thomas
DIXON George
EDWARDS Thomas
EVANS John
EYSLEY John
FERNIOUGH Henry
GREENER George
GREENER H.R.
GROCOTT Henry
HALL John
HARRISON Benjamin
HEYWOOD Joseph
HIGHFIELD Joseph
HUTCHINSON Patsy
HUXLEY William
JAMES John
JENKINSON Richard
JERVIS Fred
JOHNSON Isaac
KNAPPER Levi
KYNERTON John
LAMBSDALE Samuel
LAWTON John
LEAR Richard
LEAR William
LOUNDES Alfred
MADDERS Thomas
MAYER Thomas
MORRIS John
PARRY Edward
PICKERING William
ROWLEY George
SALISBURY John
SALMON George
SALMON Jesse
SCOTT James
SMALLWOOD Andrew
TESTALL John
THORLEY George
THORNTON Edward
TOMKINSON George
TURNCOCK John (Loader) In Memory
TURNER Thomas
VIGGARS Edward
VIGGARS Fred
VIGGERS Joseph
WALKER Herbert
WEBB James (Collier) In Memory
WHALING James
WILLIAMS John T.
WINKLE William
YARDLEY William