Memorial to Pretoria Pit Disaster, School Street, Westhoughton, Greater Manchester

Memorial to Pretoria Pit Disaster, School Street, Westhoughton, Greater Manchester
Photograph taken 18 October 2000 © Mr David H Swain ARPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 210570

This is a memorial to those killed in the Pretoria Pit Disaster. The Pretoria Pit was a complex of coal mines owned by the Hulton Colliery Company. There is an inscription in memory of the 344 men and boys killed in an explosion at the Pretoria pit in Westhoughton on the 21st December 1910. The monument also serves as gravestone to 24 unidentified bodies. The Pretoria pit disaster was the worst in the historic county of Lancashire.

Location

Greater Manchester Westhoughton

Period

Edwardian (1902 - 1913)

Tags

memorial remembrance mining miner death Edwardian (1902 - 1913)