MOUNT OSBORNE. Barnsley, Yorkshire. 21st or 22nd November, 1841.
The colliery was the property of Day and Twibble. A man was working in one of the working roads when a steward prohibited him from working there and sent him to another part of the mine. The man returned for his tools and went into the place with a naked light. An explosion occurred at the colliery about 6 a.m. when four miners and eleven hurriers were killed. A man named Edward Walton also lost his life while he was ascending the shaft in a corve but two other boys who were descending escaped with their lives. The foreman of the works named Mitchell was suffocated during the rescue operations.
An early almanack of Yorkshire.
Annals of Coal Mining. Galloway. Vol.2, p.59.
Mining Journal. Vol. xi, p.383, xii, p.18.
Tremheer’s Report, 1847. p. 34.
Information supplied by Ian Winstanley and the Coal Mining History Resource Centre.Return to previous page