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W.T. Hollins
04 December 2006
Where can we get a copy of the Lundhill explosion by P.H. Holland 1859

Hi friend.

The Lundhill Colliery where the explosion occurred in 1857 killing 189 men and boys was very close to where I live. I was very interested to read an extract from a paper given by P.H.Holland to the arts society in 1859 on the Lundhill Disaster. I would be extremely pleased and grateful if you could tell me how I could purchase his paper on the Lundhill explosion 19th February 1857.

Yours faithfully.

W.T. Hollins.

Hi Fionn,
W.T. Hollins is looking for a copy of the Lundhill explosion.
W.T. has read an article of mine "The Prevention of Accidents in coal Mines" where P.H. Holland, in his capacity of "Inspector of Burials"gave a short report of his dealings with the burials.
W.T. needs HMI of Mines report on the disaster. I'm sure it will be available in the archives where W.T. lives.
I have attached some information that will also help as W.T. Hollins lives in that area.
Best wishes,
John

Information for W.T. Hollins

Description: A tall dark obelisk mounted on a pedestal and base, resting on two steps, located at the edge of the churchyard above a slope to the River Dearne.
Each face of the plinth has an outstanding inscribed surface. Above the upper lip of the pedestal there is a small floral wreath and scroll on each side of the monument.


Inscriptions: There are biblical texts on all four faces of the plinth; the front of the monument also contains the following: "ERECTED / TO COMMEMORATE THE / LUNDHILL EXPLOSION / OF FEBRUARY 19TH 1857, / IN WHICH / ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY NINE / MEN AND BOYS LOST THEIR LIVES; / OF WHOSE BODIES, / ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX / ARE BURIED / NEAR THIS PLACE. / "PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD." / AMOS.IV.12."

Thanks to David Ball for the above information:-
PMSA National Recording Project - South Yorkshire
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough

Photographer Dave Ball copyright Sheffield Hallam University. For permission to use any image from their pages please contact  Sheffield Hallam University

Inscriptions on the other faces are:
" "THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS / SON CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN" / JOHN.I.7. "
" "IF WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED / AND ROSE AGAIN, EVEN SO THEM / ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL / GOD BRING WITH HIM." / 1 THESSALONIANS.IV.14. "
" "HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE / NEGLECT SO GREAT SALVATION?" / HEBREWS.II.3. "

On the horizontal surface of one of the steps is the signature: " W. OXLEY of Barnsley"
Commission: Commemorates the Lundhill Explosion of 1857, when 189 men and boys were killed.

"Sheffield Hallam University have some information on this monument in Darfield which is available from their website. They also have images of namy other mining memorials "

Derbyshire Times, Dreadful colliery accident at Lund Hill near Wombwell
Saturday 21 st Feb 1857 Page 3 Col 3 Derbyshire Times 1857
Saturday 7th March 1857. Page 4 Col. 4-5. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857

Derbyshire Times

Saturday 14th March 1857. Page 2 Col. 3. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 21st. March 1857. Page 2 Col. 2. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 21st. March 1857. Page 3 Col. 4. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 28th. February 1857. Page 4 Col. 3-4. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857

Derbyshire Times.
Recovery of bodies at Lundhill.
Saturday 2nd May 1857. Page 3 Col. 3. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 2nd May 1857. Page 3 Col. 5. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 9th May 1857. Page 4 Col. 2-3. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 16th. May 1857. Page 2 Col. 3. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 23rd. May 1857. Page 2 Col. 2. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 23rd. May 1857. Page 3 Col. 3. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857
Saturday 30th. May 1857. Page 4 Col. 3. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857

 Summary on CD Newspaper Cuttings of Mining History by David Williams.


More Information from Dave Ball:-

CD
Derbyshire Times.
The Lundhill Colliery Explosion.
Saturday 4th. April 1857. Page 3 Col. 3. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857

Summary: On the CD Newsdpaper Cuttings of Mining History, by David Williams

CD
Derbyshire Times.
No Headline.
Saturday 18th. April 1857. Page 1 Col. 5. Derbyshire : Derbyshire Times., 1857

Summary: On the CD Newsdpaper Cuttings of Mining History, by David Williams

The library is in Neville Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne.
I shall certainly try and visit it myself some time.

All the best,
Dave

The Mining Institute, a registered charity, is situated in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne and is housed in Neville Hall, a Grade II listed building.

As we move into the twenty-first century The Mining Institute continues to serve the important educational function for which it was established over 150 years ago.

The Institute plays a pivotal role in the dissemination of the information relative to problems concerning geotechnical and extractive industries; upholding its international reputation and status as the world centre of mining - long after coals have been carried from Newcastle.



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