BELLFIELD. Rochdale, Lancashire. 11th. November, 1854.

The colliery was owned by John Knowles and Co. and three men and four boys were killed when a link in the coupling chain at the end of the shaft rope broke and they fell down the shaft.


Mines Inspector’s Report, 1854. Mr. Joseph Dickenson.

Information supplied by Ian Winstanley and the Coal Mining History Resource Centre.

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