Seaham Colliery Disaster of 1880 Posted on July 30, 2013 by Holly On the fateful evening of Tuesday September 7, 1880, Joseph Birkbeck (or Birbeck), choir master and organist at Christ Church (New Seaham), slept through his ‘knocker’ at his home at 19 Post Office Street and thereby missed his shift and of course forfeited his pay. West Stanley Colliery Disaster, 16th February, 1909. Background History and Circumstances. This site hosts the Durham Mining Museum website. Following the death lists are short lists of who identified certain bodies. Use our Mining Durham's Hidden Depths database to find information about over 140,000 colliery personnel from the Durham Miners' Association union records and other sources in the Record Office. Oaks Disaster Victims 2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, the worst mining disaster in English history. The alarm which signalled an accident underground and summoned miners from their homes to join rescue teams. Inspector of Mines. Where blank means five or more, but the exact numbers are unknown to me at present. The Trimdon Disaster of 1882. Tweet : Disasters - Names : Disasters - Names : Select the first letter of the surname required from the menu above. The following is a list of mining accidents where there were Five or more fatalities.

Seventy-four people were killed. Easington Colliery . The Trimdon Colliery Disaster, a mine explosion, occurred on Thursday, February 16, 1882. 168 killed. Details of our holdings of mining records, including photographs are available by … Buy Durham Mining Disasters C. 1700 - 1950 by Maureen Anderson, Kevin Keegan (ISBN: 9781845630737) from Amazon's Book Store. Date: 11 October 1799 Location: 'Lumley Colliery, Lumley, County Durham, England Victims: 39 lives lost

1951 Easington Pit Disaster It was the eerie sound every mining community dreaded. Home; Victims; We have worked with a team of dedicated volunteers to research the names of the men and boys killed in the 1866 Oaks Colliery Disaster. Easington Colliery, was one of the most modern and productive mines in Europe but at 4.20am the picks of the coal cutting machine cutter, which was working in the Duck Bill district of the Five Quarter seam, struck pyrites causing sparks which ignited firedamp causing an explosion which brought down 120 yards of roof and entombed 81 men. Details of the information we have on file for surnames starting with letters you have selected will be displayed. Link to "Historical Data on Mine Disasters in the United States" from the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Website: Pages to be added will include more reports from Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Fayetteville and Charlotte newspapers as well as the New York Times.

The Colliery is situated in the North-West of the County of Durham, about six miles to … Welsh Mining Disasters. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. As numerous as this list (over 6,000) it still represents only a small proportion of Welsh miners killed at their workplace. Extracts from the report by H.M. Chief Inspector of Mines, R. A. S. Redmayne and R. Donald Bain, H.M. The below information draws on info from the Durham Chronicle and the census of 1881. Worldwide Disasters | Mining Disasters | England Mining Disasters | County Durham Mining Disasters | Lumley Colliery 1799 Mining Disaster Contact: TBC .