BRIETWHISTLE. Dewsbury, Yorkshire. 19th. October, 1841.

Five were killed in an explosion. There was no satisfactory explanation but it was thought to have been caused by the greasy state of one the men’s lamps. The ventilation at the colliery was described as “strong.”


Annals of Coal Mining. Galloway. Vol.2, p.59.
Mining Journal. Vol. xi, p.399.

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

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