West Stanley Colliery (Burns Pit) Disaster

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    Article by Garry Dawson (PDF). "My home on the Stanley Hall Estate lies within yards of the site on which stood the Burn’s Pit. Within less than 600 feet beneath my living room floor there occurred at 3.45pm on Tuesday February 16th 1909 with 201 men and boys hard at work a horrific explosion which wrecked the whole mine resulting in the death of 168 men and boys, the breadwinners for some 300 helpless and dependent wives and children.  Of those who died 69 were aged 20 years...."
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    Durham in Time
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    Link: http://www.durhamintime.org.uk/durham_miner/west_stan.pdf
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 6 years, 11 months ago
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