BARMBY FURSCOE. Barnsley, Yorkshire. 19th. August, 1805.
An explosion at the colliery resulted in the deaths of seven men. These included John and Mark Teesdale who were brothers and had come from the North of England to sink shafts. The explosion was caused by a naked light coming into contact with the gas.
An early almanack of Yorkshire.
Information supplied by Ian Winstanley and the Coal Mining History Resource Centre.Return to previous page