Wingate Colliery Disaster 1906

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    Article by Marilyn Brown. "....the 1906 explosion that left its mark on the lives of the families and friends of the ones who lost their lives and also brought the attention and sympathy of the country. The explosion occurred in 14 October 1906 and was the only major disaster at the mine in its one hundred and twenty‐three year history.   The explosion occurred at 11.40 pm on Sunday night and was traced to the main haulage way of the Low Main Seam with some effects felt in the Main Coal. Four men died instantly, twenty died almost immediately and two others died some time later from exposure to the fumes....."
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    Durham in Time
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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