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Monument to victims of a mill fire at Colne Bridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Monument to victims of a mill fire at Colne Bridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Photograph taken 04 September 1999 © Mr Richard Turner. Source Historic England Archive ref: 341133

Monument at the Church of St. John "To commemorate the dreadful fate of seventeen children who fell unhappy victims to a raging fire at Mr. Atkinson's factory, Colne Bridge. Feb. 14th 1818. This monument was erected by voluntary contribution MDCCCXXI." (1821). On another side are the names and ages of those who died. All girls, aged from 9 to 18 years.