I am hoping you might be able to offer me a little direction and help.
My grandfather died in a pit disaster on the 18th of March 1967 when my mother was 4, my grandmother was expecting at the time and has never spoken of it and with our family expanding to include my mothers first grandchild she has so many questions regarding his death but I just can't find anything online and that's where I hope you might be able to help.
All I know is that he worked in the thorncliffe seam at the Broadsworth colliery and I believe there had been reports that the tunnels were not properly supported and collapsed at the change of shift on march 18th 1967 when my grandfather Brian Hall was crushed and later died in hospital of hypoxia and shock.
I would love some more details regarding the mine and the circumstances of the collapse etc any pointers you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for you help,
Brodsworth Colliery was a colliery near Woodlands, South Yorkshire, England that operated from 1906, when the pit was sunk, to 1990 when it closed. It was known for Woodlands, a high-quality model village constructed for its workers. The colliery was consistently amongst those that employed the most miners in Britain, employing around 2,800 workers throughout the 1980s.
The pit site is soon to be redeveloped for housing. The spoil tip has been restored and developed as a community woodland; it is owned by the Land Restoration Trust and controlled by the Forestry Commission.
In 1910, the Woodlands May Festival was started when the squire's wife and mine owner's sister persuaded the owner to give a day off with pay to the men who lived at Woodlands. They and their families were able to participate in the festival.
Information from Wikipedia
Abel Gilbourne, also died at Brodsworth Colliery, 1928