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Date Name Age Colliery Cause of Accident
01-01-1864 George Bankhouse   Garforth Fall of coal
04-01-1864 Thomas Froggatt   Thrybergh Hall Crushed by tubs
06-01-1864 John Rook   High Royd Fall of coal
08-01-1864 Joseph Greaves   Thurstonland Fall of roof
11-01-1864 Benjamin Smith   Cottage of Content Rope broke
19-01-1864 Frederick Smith   Whitwood Fall of coal
25-01-1864 Benjamin Thompson   Hunston Crushed by tubs
28-01-1864 James White   Darfield Main Rope broke
03-03-1864 James Howson   Lundhill Fall of roof
03-03-1864 Abraham Copley   Wharncliffe Silkstone Un known
08-03-1864 William Mettric   Mount Osbourne Corve fell down the shaft
15-03-1864 George Harrison   Darley Main Fall of coal
19-03-1864 Phillip Hardy   Sharlston Explosion or gunpowder
09-04-1864 William Renton boy Gilderstone Run over by tubs
24-04-1864 Benjamin Siddall   Doleswood Explosion of methane
27-04-1864 John Wilson   Ellerby lane Crushed by a steam engine
28-04-1864 Edward Newton   New Hall Fall of roof
19-05-1864 William Preston   Shipley Moor Fell down the shaft
26-05-1864 James Haley   Ridings Fall of roof
28-05-1864 George Jenkinson   Higham Fell down the shaft
09-06-1864 John Greenwood   Saydale Explosion of methane
09-06-1864 Benjamin Hepworth   Saydale Explosion of methane
13-06-1864 George Bradshaw   Hostingley Fall of roof
18-06-1864 John Noble   Sharlston Boiler burst on the surface
18-06-1864 Samuel Clamp   Sharlston Boiler burst on the surface
18-06-1864 William Dickenson boy Sharlston Boiler burst on the surface
21-06-1864 Frank Haigh   Holmes Fall of coal
22-06-1864 John Hayes boy Victoria Explosion of methane
30-06-1864 Charles Williams   Waleswood Stone fell down the shaft
03-07-1864 Robert Jackson boy Fence Fell down the shaft
13-07-1864 Joshua Parkin   Park Gate Fall of coal
19-07-1864 Jonathan Beaumont boy Hepworth Fell down the shaft
22-07-1864 Thomas Roberts   Haigh Moor Fall of roof
26-07-1864 Jonathan Mitchell   Park Gate Fall of coal
03-08-1864 Christopher James   Milnthorp Fall of roof
03-08-1864 Mathew Beaumont   West Yorkshire Fall of roof
06-08-1864 John Calvert boy Baildon Moor Fell down the shaft
31-08-1864 William Norbury   Silkstone Fall Crushed by the cage
03-09-1864 Thomas Simpson boy Garforth Fall of coal
09-09-1864 Edward Pinder   Rock Corve fell down the shaft
12-09-1864 Abraham Goldthorp   Darfield Main Fall of coal
20-09-1864 James Wooton   Wharncliffe Silkstone Unknown
22-09-1864 Levi Ramsden   Lumb Wood Fell down the shaft
30-09-1864 Charles Nuttall   Blacker Main Fall of coal
04-10-1864 John Hirst   Nostell Fall of roof
23-10-1864 John Brailsford   Park Gate Fall of roof
07-11-1864 John Mellor   Park Gate Fall of roof
11-11-1864 William Herring   Fence Fall of roof
17-11-1864 Joseph Telford   Spring Gardens Fall of roof
22-11-1864 Benjamin Goodhall   Fence Explosion of methane
22-11-1864 George Ward   Fence Explosion of methane
17-11-1864 Joseph Telford   Spring Gardens Fall of roof
22-11-1864 Benjamin Goodhall   Fence Explosion of methane
22-11-1864 George Ward   Fence Explosion of methane
26-11-1864 William Lumb   Darfield Main Fall of coal
28-12-1864 Christopher McCann   Mount Osbourne Fall of coal
30-12-1864 Thomas Thompson   Balaclava Fell down the shaft
Date Name Age Colliery Cause of Accident
09-01-1865 Thomas Dibb   Whitwood Fell down the shaft
11-01-1865 Benjamin Webster boy Millshaw Fall of roof
19-01-1865 Henry Spurr boy Milnthorp Explosion of methane
19-01-1865 Nathan Firth   Milnthorp Explosion of methane
20-01-1865 Thomas Walton   Royd Hall Fell down the shaft
20-01-1865 William English   Royd Hall Fell down the shaft
20-01-1865 William Hebblethwaite   Royd Hall Fell down the shaft
21-01-1865 John Ramsden   Middleton Fell down the shaft
26-01-1865 Samuel Jessop   Morley Main Explosion of methane
26-01-1865 John Clayton boy Morley Main Explosion of methane
26-01-1865 John Priestley   Morley Main Explosion of methane
31-01-1865 George Archer   Birley Vale Fell down the shaft
02-02-1865 John Thompson   Haigh Moor Explosion of methane
10-02-1865 William Green boy Victoria Run over by tubs
22-02-1865 Albert Bethel   Holmes Fall of roof
25-02-1865 John Ferns   Silkstone Falls Fall of coal
02-03-1865 Samuel Adams   Doles Wood Explosion of methane
02-03-1865 William Adams   Doles Wood Explosion of methane
02-03-1865 William Barraclough   Doles Wood Explosion of methane
09-03-1865 William Townsend   Mount Osbourne Fall of coal
09-03-1865 Henry Mirfinn   Fence Fall of coal
17-03-1865 William Lindley   North Gawber Crushed by the cage
05-04-1865 Arthur Potts boy Castle Explosion of methane
15-04-1865 James Hirst   Wombwell Main Crushed by tubs
21-04-1865 John Helliwell   Bracken Lane End Fall of coal
24-04-1865 Robert Hallas   Gregory Spring Fall of roof
02-05-1865 Thomas Godfrey   Birley Vale Overcome by blackdamp
03-05-1865 William Holiday   Gildersome Fall of roof
10-05-1865 Alfred Heseltine   Holmes Fall of coal
04-06-1865 Thomas Martin   Holmes Fall of roof
07-07-1865 Charles Mortomley   Edmunds Lane Fall of coal
13-07-1865 Robert Cockhill   Haigh Moor Fall of coal
25-07-1865 Joseph Dawson   Oaks Run over by tubs
14-08-1865 William Brotherton   Oaks Fell down the shaft
22-08-1865 George Robshaw   Clifton Fall of roof
30-08-1865 Luke Hawley   Haigh Moor Fall of coal
02-09-1865 William Henry Banks 22 Wombwell Main
Fall of coal In Memory
10-09-1865 Samuel Burgin   Thorncliffe Fall of roof
12-09-1865 George Renton   Victoria Fell down the shaft
14-09-1865 Charles Kay boy Babes in the Wood Run over by tubs
15-09-1865 William Coope   Middleton Fell down the shaft
18-09-1865 Joseph Raven   Lundhill Fell down the shaft
24-09-1865 Thomas Singleton   Ingleton Fall of coal
06-10-1865 John Gledhill   Edmunds Lane Fall of coal
15-10-1865 James Clay   Wombwell Main Fall of coal
23-10-1865 Francis Weelock   Brightside Explosion of methane
23-10-1865 George Parker sen   Brightside Explosion of methane
23-10-1865 George Parker jun   Brightside Explosion of methane
25-10-1865 William Hall   Manston Stone fell down the shaft
30-10-1865 Samuel Petty   Farnley Wood Explosion of methane
31-10-1865 James Higgins   Allerton Explosion of methane
14-11-1865 Samuel Sadler   Brightside Fall of roof
24-11-1865 Francis Kevitt   Oaks Fell down the shaft
24-11-1865 G Harrington   Unston Boiler burst
04-12-1865 David Mather   Mount Osbourne Fell down the shaft
07-12-1865 Thomas Dickinson   Whitwood Fall of roof
13-12-1865 George Warris   Elsecar Fall of roof
15-12-1865 Joseph Noble   Victoria Fall of coal
Date Name Age Colliery Cause of Accident
00-01-1866 John Gray   Waterloo Injured by circular saw surface 13-12-1865
26-01-1866 James Leah 43 Leeds area Explosion of methane
01-02-1866 George Kaye 12 Leeds area Crushed by the cage 26-01-1866
26-02-1866 Eliza Smelt Wallace 11 Monkmoor area Run over by tubs surface
26-02-1866 William Brooke 29 Darfield Main Knocked down the haft
26-02-1866 William Bush 21 Car House Fall of roof
02-03-1866 Samuel  Anstock 23 Brightside Crushed by the cage
14-03-1866 William Allott 32 Car House Fall of roof
22-03-1866 Henry Albert Scholey 23 Willow Bank
Fall of roof
20-04-1866 Joseph Connor   Swaithe Main Fall of roof
13-05-1866 Edward Poole 22 Car House Crushed by rails surface 07-05-1866
12-05-1866 Vincent Davy 17 Droppingwell Explosion of gunpowder
01-07-1866 Robert Ashmore 38 Birley West Fall of roof
19-07-1866 John Colley 29 Lundhill Fall of coal
27-08-1866 Ephraim Atkinson 21 Leeds area Fall of roof
04-09-1866 Levi Ramsden 55 Wakefield area Fell down the shaft
22-09-1866 James Rule 12 Waterloo Crushed by tubs
10-10-1866 Aaron Kilner 33 Edmunds Main
Fall of coal Aaron-Kilner   Inquest
1501-1866 George Armitage 25 Wharncliffe Silkstone Fell down the shaft
13-09-1866 Thomas Downes 13 Birley Vale Run over by rubs
03-10-1866 William Turner   Birley Vale Fall of roof
24-11-1866 Frank Heldon   Wharncliffe Silkstone Rope broke
24-11-1866 Joseph Ogden 67 Wharncliffe Silkstone Rope broke
24-11-1866 Benjamin Goodliffe 52 Wharncliffe Silkstone Rope broke

The Oaks Disaster - Barnsley, Yorkshire 
13th December 1866

(360 Men and Boys died Click Here For More Information)


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