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Maypole Disaster 1908

In Memory of those who died in the 1908

Rev June Steventon - Maypole Centenary Service

Commemoration Events of
August 2008

Rev June Steventon
5 July 2008
Maypole Centenary Service

Guided walk around areas of interest relating to coal mining in Abram lasting approximately 2 hours. Walk led by Geoff Jones Chairman of Astley Green Colliery Museum.

Meet at 2pm outside the flower shop opposite the Post Office (Warrington Rd, Abram).
Suitable footwear essential.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
16th August

2:00 pm

An evening of coal mining history by Geoff Jones. Step back in time to discover what coal mining was like for our ancestors.


Abram Community Centre
(old library building).
Starts 7:30pm ends 9pm.
Admission free
Refreshments available.
16th August

7:30 pm

Commemoration event starting at the site of the Maypole Colliery where a new memorial (kindly donated by Bloor Homes) will be unveiled, and walking accompanied by Tyldesley Brass Band, to the churchyard of St.John the Evangelist, Abram for a rededication of the Maypole Memorial. Parkside Male Voice choir will perform at the end of the service. Refreshments will be available in the church after the rededication.

Maypole Colliery Site
Park Lane Abram.

Please be at the site by 1:30pm so that the march can be safely organised.

17th August

2:00 pm



Exhibition in St John the Evangelist Church, Warrington Rd, Abram showing details of the Maypole Colliery Disaster and Abram over the past 100 years, ending with a short Act of Remembrance on Monday 18th Aug at 5pm (the date and time of the disaster). Please see Church notice board
for details.

Vicar:- Canon June Steventon

Tel. 01942 866396

Tuesday 11th August
Monday 18th

Organised by Abram Community Link