Memorial To Those Killed In The Pretoria Pit Disaster Approx.127M North West Of St Bartholomew's Church

Date:
18 Oct 2000
Location:
Memorial To Those Killed In The Pretoria Pit Disaster Approx.127M North West Of St Bartholomew's Church, School Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL5 2BG
Reference:
IOE01/02257/23
Type:
Photograph (Digital)

Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

WESTHOUGHTON SCHOOL STREET SD 60 NE (north side)

8/90 Memorial to those killed in the Pretoria Pit Disaster approx.

127m north west of St. Bartholomew's Church

G.V. II

Memorial. 1910. Granite and polished black marble and cast iron. Square granite base, marble plinth and tall pedestal with inscription. Cap supports small cupola and large urn with flowers. Gilded incised lines and inscription in memory of 344 men and boys killed in an explosion at the Pretoria pit, Westhoughton, 21st December 1910. Monument serves as gravestone to 24 unidentified bodies. Surrounding cast iron posts and rails. The Pretoria pit disaster was the worst in the historic county of Lancashire.

Listing NGR: SD6515606057

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1977 IOE Records taken by David H Swain; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr David H Swain. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Swain, David H

Rights Holder: Swain, David H

Keywords

Cast Iron, Granite, Marble, 20th Century Commemorative Monument, Commemorative

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