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Springwell Colliery Disaster, 1837


Springwell Colliery Disaster, 1837

Springwell Colliery

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[ Originally posted by Paul Parker on Springwell Facebook Website. ]

 

SPRINGWELL COLLIERY DISASTER

( Wednesday, 6th December 1837 )

 
Affleck, Andrew (27)
Banks, Forster (26)
Beedling, James (22)
Fenwick, Mark  
Fenwick, William Jnr  
Fenwick, William Snr  
Hedley, Thomas (15)
Henderson, James (30)
Hood, Samuel (12)
Hunter, George (17)
Mason, Joseph  
McGee, Alexander (50)
 

 
McGee, George (18)
Price, Edward (40)
Price, Robert (24)
Ramsey, Joseph (37)
Ridley, G. (16)
Ritchie, Joseph (30)
Robson, Lionel (17)
Rushie, Joseph (30)
Rushie, Luke (18)
Simpson, George (31)
Wakefield, Todd (32)
Wear T. (50)
 

24 of the 27 miners who lost their lives in the 1837 Springwell Colliery Disaster

[ Names researched by Ian Winstanley. ]

N.B.  Just 4 years earlier - Thursday, 9th May 1833 - an explosion at this colliery took the lives of 47 Springwell Miners.