SOUTH KIRKBY Yorkshire 28th August 1935

Several men were building stoppings to seal off an area in the Barnsley Seam where there had been an explosion of firedamp when there was an explosion within the sealed-off area. Rescue operations were started at once when there was a further explosion at 5.50 p.m. which burned the party carrying out the last casualty Frank Dale. 10 killed and 2 injured in the first explosion and 5 injured in second.

Those who died were:

  • DALE. F. 44 Asst Superintendent Rescue Brigade
  • WALSTOW. A. 54 Dataller
  • BAUGH. F.T.    33 Coal hewer
  • JEFFERSON 59 Deputy
  • GOODWIN. J. 26 Dataller
  • NEWTON. J. 25 Dataller
  • BANNISTER 54 Collier
  • HAMES. J.T. 26 Dataller
  • WOODALL. W. 26 Corporal
  • STEVENSON 24 Collier

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

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