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Oaks - Colliery Explosion, 12th/13th December, 1866

Two explosions killed 361 men and boys - The Disaster

Bill Shaw - Does anyone have , or know of anyone who’s relatives were a victim of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, Barnsley, 1866 - Oaks Disaster, 150th Anniversary

Bill Shaw
22 Aug 2015
Oaks Colliery Disaster, 150th Anniversary


Hi everyone.....
We are now in a position to start accepting donations to the Oaks Disaster Memorial Fund.
Bill Shaw

Donations can be made online into the following account, or at any branch of HSBC Bank

Sort code 40-45-29
Account No 31588508

Please remember this is a NATIONAL memorial to mark the 150th anniversary of England's worst mining disaster, in which 361 Men and Boys lost their lives.

Wales and Scotland both have National memorials to their worst mining disasters, as yet England doe's not.
We cannot allow this anniversary to pass unnoticed. With your help we can achieve our goal of erecting a fitting memorial, and at the same time leaving a lasting reminder to future generations of the real price of coal.

Thank You
Bill Shaw

People and mining
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