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Huskar Pit Disaster Memorial, Silkstone, South Yorkshire

Huskar Pit Disaster Memorial, Silkstone, South Yorkshire
Photograph taken November 1993 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: aa93/01061

On 4 July 1838 26 children were drowned when the Huskar Pit flooded. The report on the accident highlighted the conditions in which children worked in mines, and the public outcry that followed caused parliament to prohibit boys under 10, and all girls, from working underground.