HAYDOCK. Haydock, Lancashire. September, 1832.

The victims of a disaster buried at St. Thomas’ Ashton-in-Makerfield. The Burial register states that they were “all killed by the explosion of inflammable air in a coal pit.” The victims were buried on the 25th September.

Those who died were:

  • Peter Cunliffe aged 13 years, collier.
  • John Martlew aged 16 years, collier.
  • Daniel Holding aged 13 years.
  • Peter Cunliffe aged 14 years.
  • William Forshaw aged 14 years.
  • Thomas Forshaw aged 9 years.


Latimers’s Local Records. p.10.
Annals of Coal Mining. Galloway, Vol.1, p.504.

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

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