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Pretoria Pit at Westhoughton, Lancashire. Disaster 1910 - Page 4


Explosion 344 killed - Those Who Died

Those Who Died

Of the 145 persons who went down the mine only 2 survived
The total death toll was 344.


Those recovered on the 21st December 1910

  • Richard Clayton of Church Street, Westhoughton, who was married with three children the youngest of which was 19
  • John Livesley aged 15 of 356, Park Road, Westhoughton
  • William Turton, of 683, Manchester Road, Westhoughton, a married man with eight children. The youngest of which was aged 15
  • William Green aged 14 of 6, Bowden Street, Daubhill, Bolton
  • Simeon Gibson aged 17 of 13 Warrish Lane, Westhoughton
  • Richard Tonge aged 14 of 3, George Street, Westhoughton

Those recovered on the 23rd December 1910

  • William Partington aged 40, of 10, Gladstone Terrace, Westhoughton
  • Edward Rushton aged 32 of, 50, Cecil Street, Walkden. Married with no children
  • Mark Critchley aged 22 of 9, Park Street, Westhoughton
  • Fred Stanley Houghton aged 13 of Chequerbent, Westhoughton
  • Denis Dorcey (Doxey?) aged 14 of 14, Church Street, Westhoughton
    (1901 census, no Denis Doxey but there is a Denis Dorcey whose father was a coal miner, they lived at 5 Damstead Fold, Westhaughton but that was 9 years before the disaster)
  • Peter Moss aged 18 of 14, Wesley Street, Atherton
  • Cyril Cathel aged 15 of 41, Bella Street, Daubhill, Bolton
  • Fred Lee of 310, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, who was married with two children aged 8 and 2
  • William Naylor aged 16 of 15, Waters Nook, Westhoughton
  • Elias Houghton of 25, Manchester Road Chequerbent, Westhoughton
  • John Thomas Houghton aged 44 of 26, Wingates Square, Westhoughton, a widower with no children
  • Thomas Houghton. aged 17 of Manchester Road, Chequerbent, Westhoughton James Partington aged 40 of 10, Gladstone Terrace, Westhoughton
  • Thomas W. Molyneux aged 26 of 366, Leigh Road, Westhoughton, married with three children aged 6, 2 and 11 weeks
  • Thomas Partington aged 17 of Manchester Road, Chequerbent, Westhoughton
  • Harry Partington aged 19 of 35, Dobbs Brow, Westhoughton
  • William Southern aged 29 of 14, King Street, Westhoughton
  • John Roberts aged 24 of 4, Waters Nook, Westhoughton, married with three children aged 5, 2, and 5 months
  • Joseph Topping aged 23 of 9, Randall Street, Daubhill, Bolton
  • Sam Hardman aged 19 of 16, Bolton Road, Westhoughton
  • Stephen Hulme aged 24 of 383, St. Helens Road, Daubhill, Bolton, married with two children aged 4 and 10 months
  • Anthony Doxey aged 16 of 628, Manchester Road, Chequerbent, Westhoughton
  • William A. Bond aged 28 of 48, Wigan Road, Westhoughton, married with three children aged 8, 6 and 4
  • Thomas Greenalgh of 75, Park Road, Westhoughton, married with two children
  • Richard Sharples aged 33 of 8, Hulton Lane, Chequerbent, Westhoughton
  • Robert Whittaker Fred Hayes of 267, Park Road, Westhoughton married with two children aged 13
    and 8
  • John Austin (Anotha) of 238, Park Road, Chequerbent, Westhoughton, married with four children aged 10, 8, 7 and 3
  • one (No.9), not named.

Those recovered on 24th December, 1910

  • Job (?) of 50, Derby Street, Westhoughton, married with an 11 year old child
  • Joseph Morris aged 29 of 31, King Street, Westhoughton, married with one child 12 months old
  • Alfred Edward Woods aged 15 of 15, George Street, Westhoughton
  • Orlando Gerrard aged 21, of 170, Church Street, Westhoughton
  • Walter Woodward of 487, Leigh Road, married with five children aged 10, 8, 6, 3 and 8 months
  • James Farrimond aged 15 of 13, Bolton Road, Westhoughton
  • James Potter aged 15 of 169, Hindley Road, Westhoughton
  • John Robert Hargreaves aged 27 of 6, Hilton Street, Atherton, married with 2 children 24 and 11
  • Thomas Tyldesley aged 17 of 12, Chorley Road, Westhoughton
  • Thomas Gill aged 22 of 47, Kersley Street, Westhoughton.
  • George Henry Perks aged 19 of 208, Leigh Road, Westhoughton
  • Edward Hollingsworth of Daisy Hill, Westhoughton. Married with five children aged 10, 8, 6, 4 and 8 months
  • Ambrose Coffey of 223, Leigh Road, Westhoughton who was married with two children aged 10 and 12 months
  • William Goulding aged 38 of 25, Mill Street, Westhoughton, married with three children aged 12, 10 and 12 months
  • James Lovert aged 28 of 341, Manchester Road, Westhoughton
  • James Higham aged 28 of 8, Wilbram Street, Westhoughton
  • Fred Dootson of Bolton Road, Westhoughton, married with two children under 14
  • Martin Marrin aged 31 of 114, Bolton Road, Westhoughton
  • James Morris aged 13 of 230, Leigh Road, Westhoughton
  • Albert Norman of 103, Market Street, Westhoughton, married with two children aged 12 and 10
  • Thomas Langhua aged 23 of 436, Wigan Road, Daubhill, Bolton
  • Fred Coffey aged 30, of 355, Leigh Road, Westhoughton, married with two children aged 5 and 12 months
  • William Hollingsworth aged 31, of 143, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton, married with three children aged 11, 9, and 12 months
  • Fred Southworth aged 22 of 6, Earnshaw Street, Westhoughton, married with a 12 month old child Charles Warton aged 38 of 43,
  • Alexander Steet, Daubhill, Bolton,
  • Peter Green of 56, Mabel Street, Westhoughton, married with three children aged 13, 5 and 3
  • Richard Lawrence Spenser aged 28 of 62, Church Street, Westhoughton, married with three children under 6 Thomas Yates aged 30 of 14, Chorley Road, Westhoughton
  • James Berry jnr., aged 21 of 202, Manchester Road, Westhoughton
  • Thomas Dunn of 11, Market Street, Westhoughton, married with no children
  • Arthur Chetwynd of 180, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, married with one child
  • John Houghton of Manchester Road, Westhoughton, married with 4 children aged 19, 10, 8 and 4
  • Joseph Miller aged 31, of 115, Manchester Road, Westhoughton,
  • William Ashton aged 22 of 8, Eckersley Street, Daubhill, Bolton, married with four children
  • Mark Skeldon aged 28 of 298, Seddon Street, married with a two year old child
  • Richard Thomasson aged 51, of 33, Beaumont Road, Daubhill, Bolton
  • Paul Thomasson aged 45 of 457, St. Helens Road, Daubhill, Bolton, married with three children, one who was married and the others aged 19 and 13
  • James Hilton aged 25 of 637, Manchester Road, Chequerbent, Westhoughton, single
  • John Baxter snr., aged 58 of 8, Earnshaw Street, Daubhill, Bolton, married with no children
  • Baxter aged 32, 501, Manchester Road, Westhoughton, married with two children
  • Adam Bullough aged 38 of 44, Wigan Road, Atherton
  • William Rigby aged 34, of The Valley, Atherton, married with no children
  • George Williams of 14, The Valley, Atherton, married with two children
  • Henry Dootson aged 24 of 163, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, married with two children aged 4 and 7 months
  • David Grundy of 380, Manchester Road East, Little Hulton, married with no children
  • Joseph Scoble Daniel Simmonds aged 21 of 316, Park Road, Westhoughton
  • John Boardman aged 28 of 280, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, married with two children aged 7 and 12 months
  • William Smith aged 30 of 148, Bolton Road, Westhoughton married with a three month old child
  • Thomas Greenalgh James Edward Wittington aged 13 of 3, Wood Street, Westhoughton
  • George Sargeant, Collier aged 28
  • William Potter aged 39, 169, Hindley Road, Westhoughton, 12, 11 and 11months
  • Sam Farrimond of 132, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, married with three children aged 12, 11 and 7
  • Peter Leigh of 2, Howarth Street, Westhoughton, married with a 14 year old child
  • George Potter aged 16 of 169, Hindley Road, Westhoughton
  • James Smith of 43, Rosemary Lane, Middle Hulton, a widower with no children
  • Walter Aspden of 28, Hindley Road, Westhoughton, married with no children
  • Edward Haynes, married with three chidren aged 5, 2 and 3 months
  • William Shambley aged 28 of 30, Mabel Street Westhoughton
  • Dan Thomas aged 34 of 11, Waters Nook, Westhoughton, married with two children aged 11, and 10 John Edward Tumbelty aged 20 of 54, Hindley Road, Westhoughton
  • John Rushton aged 32 of 50, Cecil Street, Walkden, married with no children
  • Enoch Arthur Bates aged 23 of 29, Brackner Street, Westhoughton, married with a 7 month old child
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