BRIGHT SOFT PIT. Shipley, Nottingham. 13th. June, 1837.

The pit exploded in the afternoon. No cause was ever established but eight people lost their lives and twelve others were injured. Five or six asses were also killed.


Annals of Coal Mining. Galloway. Vol.2, p.186.
Mining Journal. Vol.viii. p.170.
The Children’s Employment Commission.

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

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