Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Pretoria Pit

Only six months ago we were mourning and commemorating the men who lost their lives in the Six Bells explosion of 1960. In the way of these things, another melancholy anniversary falls this year: the centenary of Lancashire's worst pit disaster and Britain's third largest loss of life from a single mining accident. 344 men and boys died at the No. 3 Bank Pit belonging to the Hulton Colliery Company in Bolton. The story is told here.

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