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Whitwick Disaster - 19th April 1898 

Date Name Age Colliery How Caused
30-01-1880 Joseph Hewitt 24 Heath End  Fall of roof
27-05-1880 Samuel Barton 21 Whitwick Fall of roof
27-06-1880 Henry Grey 61 Ibstock Fall of roof
03-11-1880 George Wykes 45 Netherseal Fall of roof
05-02-1881 William Horne 20 Coleorton Fall of roof
27-09-1881 John Sharp 33 Whitwick Explosion of methane
28-09-1881 John Alfred Pick 14 South Leicestershire Trod on by a pony
14-11-1881 Thomas Shaw 31 Netherseal Run over by tubs
14-11-1881 John Thorpe   Netherseal Crushed by wagons surface
23-03-1882 Joseph Mathews 28 South Leicestershire Fall of roof
31-03-1882 Henry Dorrald 31 Netherseal Fall of coal
05-10-1882 Richard Payne 35 South Leicestershire Fall of roof
06-02-1883 John Clarke 59 Ibstock Crushed by tubs
19-04-1883 Joseph Arnold 17 Ibstock Run over by tubs
30-04-1883 Mathew Wright 52 Whitwick Crushed by tubs surface
09-06-1883 Thomas Toon 18 South Leicestershire Run over by tubs
05-11-1883 William Webster 60 Netherseal Run over by tubs
08-11-1883 Benjamin Clibbery 13 Ellistown Fall of roof
31-10-1884 Joseph Henson 15 Whitwick  Crushed by tubs
11-12-1884 Thomas Shuttleworth 43 Donisthorpe Overwind
12-01-1885 Henry Wileman 15 Reservoir Run over by tubs
02-03-1885 Henry Chambers 28 Whitwick Fall of roof
10-06-1885 Thomas Hargreaves 21 Nailstone Fall of coal
13-06-1885 John Hunt 14 Rawdon Run over by tubs
24-07-1885 Edward Fewkes 56 Whitwick Fall in a roadway
28-05-1886 George Bradley 61 Snibston Run over by loco surface
06-10-1886 John Lakin owner 60 Staunton Unknown
06-10-1886 William Lakin u/m 35 Staunton Unknown
06-10-1886 George Lakin 30 Staunton Unknown
06-10-1886 John Stewart 14 Staunton Unknown
17-10-1886 Thomas Stubbs 30 Donisthorpe Fall of side in a roadway
16-12-1886 Thomas Patrick 60 Reservoir Explosion of methane  08-12
16-12-1886 William Hart 48 Reservoir Explosion of methane  08-12
23-12-1886 Thomas Ward 30 Donisthorpe Fall of roof
21-01-1887 William Moore 66 Ibstock Fall of roof
27-04-1887 George Winfield 50 Netherseal Fall of roof
27-04-1887 Charles Henry Hall 16 Ellistown Caught in machinery
17-10-1887 John Monaghan 56 Whitwick Fall of roof
12-05-1888 James Evans 19 Donisthorpe Crushed by the cage
16-01-1889 Thomas Boulter 32 Nailstone Fall of coal
05-06-1889 Francis Hart 60 Donisthorpe Shotfiring accident
16-06-1899 Robert Cooke 50 Whitwick Fell over, internal rupture
19-10-1889 Walter Bowler 23 Nailstone Crushed by wagon surface
30-11-1889 Thomas Radford Nichols 14 Rawdon Fall in a roadway
18-01-1890 Benjamin W Johnson 14 Coleorton Crushed by wagon surface
06-02-1890 Joseph Stinson 36 Staunton Harold Fall of roof shaft bottom
31-03-1890 Frederick Allen Phillips 22 Coleorton Fall of roof
30-08-1890 Thomas Tebbett 36 Netherseal Crushed by tubs 17-05-1890
16-01-1891 Harold Fern 21 Coleorton Crushed by tubs 15-01-1891
15-04-1891 Joseph Alfred Grey 35 Ellistown Fall of coal
28-05-1891 William Stenson 63 Staunton Harold Fall of coal
12-10-1891 George Hextall 17 Ellistown Run over by tubs
22-03-1892 Thomas Heames 20 Ellistown Crushed by wheel 21-10-1891
08-09-1892 Moses Huard 32 Ellistown Fell out of the cage
10-02-1893 Henry Upton 16 Swannington Fall in a roadway
11-02-1893 Peveril Commons 17 Whitwick No 6 Explosion of methane
11-02-1893 Alfred Thomas Gardner 16 Whitwick No 6 Explosion of methane
25-03-1893 William Glover 35 Snibston Fall of roof  07-07-1892
29-09-1893 Thomas Weston 16 South Leicestershire Run over by wagon surface
20-12-1893 Job Hackwell 21 Netherseal Crushed by the cage
29-12-1893 Robert Finch 67 Reservoir Shotfiring  accident
09-01-1894 William Cooper 26 Reservoir Fall of roof 
23-01-1894 William Wileman 61 Rawdon  Fall of roof
09-04-1894 Thomas Partridge 15 Whitwick No 5 Caught in machinery
19-12-1894 Joseph Scott 48 Donisthorpe Crushed by tubs surface
07-01-1895 Thomas Ashbury 65 Netherseal Crushed by tubs
24-05-1895 Jim Robinson 13 Coleorton Run over by tubs
16-05-1896 Amos Liversuch 53 Netherseal Fall of roof
30-06-1896 Edward Webster 46 Ibstock Fall in a roadway
21-08-1896 Samuel Brown 34 Ellistown Hit by timber surface 20-08
25-08-1896 William Varnham 34 Swannington Fall of roof
27-10-1896 George Smith 26 Netherseal Run over by wagon surface
16-02-1897 Henry Waltham 62 Nailstone Fall of roof 
22-04-1897 David Baggs 38 Snibston Fall in a roadway
14-06-1897 Joseph Springthorpe 27 Coleorton Fall of roof 
25-09-1897 William Forrester Biddle 14 Nailstone Crushed by tubs 16-09-1897
02-03-1898 Benjamin Kirkby 17 Reservoir Run over by tubs 
19-04-1898 James Evans 57 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Benjamin Wileman 46 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Samuel Stacey 30 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 William Stacey 22 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 James Wright   Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Joseph Brooks 30 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Henry Wyatt 41 Whitwick No 5
Suffocated by smoke u/g fire Miss Marple
19-04-1898 James Wyatt 35 Whitwick No 5
Suffocated by smoke u/g fire Miss Marple
19-04-1898 Jacob Wyatt 41 Whitwick No 5
Suffocated by smoke u/g fire Miss Marple
19-04-1898 Thomas Berniston 45 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Joseph Wilson 43 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 William C Moore 30 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 John Richards 29 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 William Percival 28 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 William Gresley 68 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Lewis Smith 24 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 William Bradshaw 63 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Charles Bradford Clamp 27 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Joseph Shaw 21 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 James Davies 28 Whitwick No 5
Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 William Davies 30 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 John Elliott 40 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Albert Edward Limb 20 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Thomas Gresley 29 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Joseph King 30 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 John William Platts 23 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 William Belcher 36 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Pat O’Hara 45 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Thomas Timpson 30 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 William Bostock 47 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Edward Edwards 27 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 John William Tugby 16 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Albert Gee 15 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 John Skellington 31 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 Henry Springthorpe 45 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
19-04-1898 John Moore 46 Whitwick No 5 Suffocated by smoke u/g fire
15-05-1898 Thomas Letts 60 Donisthorpe  Crushed by the cage
14-06-1898 John Edwards 44 Coleorton Run over by tubs  13-06
29-09-1898 Richard Thomas Brooks 36 Ibstock Fall of roof  30-08 1898
27-11-1898 Henry Dennis 21 Donisthorpe Fell on glass bottle 17-11-
29-11-1898 Alfred Gilbert 20 Whitwick No 6 Fall of coal
31-01-1899 Thomas Betts 60 Netherseal Acetylene  explosion 
07-02-1899 John Whetton 44 Netherseal Crushed by tubs
10-03-1899 John Hextall 18 Ibstock Crushed by wagon surface
08-05-1899 Arthur Whetton 38 Donisthorpe Fall of roof 
18-07-1899 George Willars 63 South Leicestershire Fall of roof  15-07-1899
28-07-1899 John William Troth 32 Ibstock Fall of coal
08-10-1899 Andrew Perry 23 Nailstone Injured 06-09-1899
11-11-1899 Joseph Curl 23 Ibstock No 2 Crushed by the cage 07-11
25-12-1899 Joseph Curtis 47 South Leicestershire Fall of coal 22-11-1898


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