EAST ARDSLEY. Barnsley, Yorkshire. 30th. June, 1809.
The colliery was the property of Messrs. Lee, Watson and Company. An immense inundation of water suddenly entered the workings from some old workings. ten men were drowned and four of the victims were entombed for three days and nights before they were rescued alive.
An early almanack of Yorkshire.
Information supplied by Ian Winstanley and the Coal Mining History Resource Centre.Return to previous page