Mrs Mary Harrington, Cashel, Charlestown receiving
a presentation from Alf Brogan, Mayor of Wigan.
Mary’s uncle Patrick Sloyan died in the Maypole pit disaster 1908.
Just a small note of appreciation.
My name is John Sloyan and
I am the great nephew of Patrick Sloyan who was one of the men killed in the Maypole mining disaster,
Recently my Aunt was presented with a plaque from the Mayor of Wigan who was visiting Co. Mayo to plant a tree in remembrance of all those who lost their lives.
It is pleasing to see that through your site they are not forgotten nor is the help of the mine rescue teams ignored either.
Once again, my thanks for an excellent site,
John T Sloyan
The Mayor of Wigan is planting a tree in Charlestown
Co. Mayo Ireland on 15th March 2004 to commemerate those from this area of East Mayo who died in 1908 in the Maypole pit disaster.
Its organised by a local heritage group here who are interested in making contact with a group in Wigan to commemerate the centenary of the disaster in 1908. Does anyone have photos of the memorial erected in their memory?
They need to be scanned at 200dpi.
Regarding the Maypole disaster. I looked at Google Search Engine and typed in Maypole Pit Disaster and there was a wealth of information on this subject, including photos of and names of the victims. Give it a try.
Commemoration of Maypole Pit Disaster
We are hoping to become involved in a commemorative event being planned for August 2008.