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Wellington Pit Disaster 1910 - Emails Page 1
An entire shift of men, numbering 143, had entered the mine the previous evening

Wellington, Whitehaven, Cumberland. 136 killed
Wellington Pit, Whitehaven

Michael Fisher - John Henry Thorne Was One Of The Heroes Of The Wellington And Hampstead Pit Disasters
Amanda Garraway Roberts - William Pit Memorial, Whitehaven
Helen Tovey - Family Tree magazine, are running an article on the centenary of the Wellington Pit Disaster and need some photographs.


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Michael Fisher
4 Feb 2014
John Henry Thorne Was One Of The Heroes Of The Wellington And Hampstead Pit Disasters

One of the heroes of the Wellington and Hampstead Pit disasters married my third cousin, Jessie Wadsworth. He is commemorated in Tankersley Parish church yard, Yorkshire with his wife and family.

Thank you for an excellent web site, just a small matter, the Home Secretary at the time was a certain WINSTON Churchill, not William, minor, but important to some.

You may know that John's three medals were sold at auction a couple of years ago and have now passed from the family, pity, but it happens.

Michael Fisher
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Vent chimney of the Wellington Pit Coal Mine which stands as a memorial to the coal miners of Whitehaven, England. Called the "Candlestick", (according to folklore it’s design was based on the shape of a candlestick from the landowners dining table) .
It stands on a promontory above Whitehaven overlooking the Irish Sea. The chimney was built in 1850 by Sidney Smrke at the old Wellington Pit Mine which operated from 1840 to 1930. The Wellington Pit was the scene of a major mine explosion in 1910 which killed 136 miners.

Miners Memorial - photo by Jan Fialkowski. On 17th June 2005 a sculpture was unveiled near the Beacon, as a memorial to the town's mining history. By Colin Telfer, it is a unique mix of coal, slate and casting resin, and features a pillar of coal with four figures a deputy overman, representing mine management; a mines rescue man, representing safety and rescue work;
a coal face worker, showing manpower; and a screenlass, to illustrate hardship and poverty.

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Amanda Garraway Roberts
22 February 2013
William Pit Memorial, Whitehaven

Hello from Ontario Canada

Would you be able to post photographs of the William Pit memorial, Whitehaven Cumbria, to your fab website?

Kind Regards


Amanda Garraway Roberts


Hayloft


Helen Tovey
7 July 2010
Family Tree magazine, are running an article on the centenary of the Wellington Pit Disaster and need some photographs.

Hi Fionn

I'm emailing from Family Tree magazine, as we're running an article on the centenary of the Wellington Pit Disaster this year, and I'm trying to track down some photographs.

If you own the copyright and are able to supply me with high resolution copies of the photos, I would be very interested in using them to illustrate the article in our magazine and we would pay you accordingly. Our usual reproduction rate would be £25 per photo published by us. We would need each photo to be 300 dpi at exact size.

Unfortunately we do have quite a tight deadline, and we go to print in a few weeks' time – but if you are able to get back to me by Thursday 6th August, that would be lovely.

Very much looking forward to hearing from you.

Helen






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