Pit disaster touched every family in town

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    Shields Gazette, 14 May, 2014. ".....It was a disaster not just for the individuals involved but for the whole community. It must have touched every family in the town, says the Rev Chris Fuller, vicar of St Hilda’s Church. Next month marks the 175th anniversary of the St Hilda Colliery disaster, in which 51 men and boys – the youngest aged just nine – lost their lives. Many were buried in the graveyard of St Hilda’s, which became a focus for the town’s grief....."
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    Link: https://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/nostalgia/pit-disaster-touched-every-family-in-town-1-6617622
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