Oaks Disaster Memorial, Ardsley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Oaks Disaster Memorial, Ardsley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Photograph taken January 1993 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: AA93/00274

On 12 December 1866 340 men and boys were working the Old Oaks Colliery when an under-ventilated shaft exploded. At 9 am the following morning the shaft exploded for a second time, killing 27 of the 198 rescuers. A total of 361 people died before the rescue was completed.

Location

South Yorkshire Barnsley

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

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mining pit colliery disaster event accident man boy work industry memorial remembrance Victorian (1837 - 1901)