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Old 05-09-2008, 22:11   #1
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Does anyone know of a list of people who died in this disaster in 1883-apart from a book-maybe online???
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Old 05-09-2008, 22:13   #2
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Isn't there something in the graveyard or church at Altham - or is my memory playing tricks?
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Old 05-09-2008, 22:50   #3
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I believe there is a scroll listing the dead at Clayton Library.
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Old 05-09-2008, 22:56   #4
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I have a PDF file that I've sent to Shirley.
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Old 06-09-2008, 18:09   #5
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there used to be a list on the wall in the geryhound pub .not sure if its still there.good luck
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Old 06-09-2008, 18:42   #6
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I believe there is a scroll listing the dead at Clayton Library.
Examined that scroll two years ago, for some people who were thinking of erecting a proper memorial, the scroll was badly faded.
I think they have had a proper memorial made since. My daughter was invoved in it some time ago, she's on holiday at present so can't aske her.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:13   #7
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Does anyone know of a list of people who died in this disaster in 1883-apart from a book-maybe online???
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There is now an actual memorial stones and small gardens at the site of the Moorfield colliery on Burnley Rd just up from the traffic lights at Clayton, before you come to the bridge over the canal

Its quite poignant to read the names of them all, including generations within the same family, probably Father, son & grandson, some only 12/13 years old

If you ain't local, I walk around that area quite often and could easily photograph it and if you pm me wirh an email address I'll send em to you and/or if theres enough interest I'll try and upload them onto here
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:49   #8
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I would like to see it too Mick so please do upload it.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:19   #9
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I have a PDF file that I've sent to Shirley.

Willow, I wouldn't mind a quick look at that. We had miners in the family in the 1800s right up until the 1960s so it would be interesting to see if any of the family where involved.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:20   #10
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PM me your email address Doug and I'll send it to you. Have to dash out in a few mins so if I don't do it right away I'll do it when I get back.
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Old 10-09-2008, 17:29   #11
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I would like to see it too Mick so please do upload it.

Ok will do !! Dependant on weather maybe this weekend
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Old 10-09-2008, 22:59   #12
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I published Harry Tootle's book. A copy will cost £6. You will have it for ever, and there's nothing else to learn about it. No list of names will tell you the story.Harry Tootle did a good job over telling the story.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:01   #13
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Maybe off the subject ..but I was never told (Hollins from 1969 to 72) about any pit disaster..or the Accy Pals.. they just churned out the Hitler and Stalin stuff.. I was embarrassed when a cockney told me the history of the Accy Pals!
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Neither was I Mancie, but my kids learned about the Accrington Pals at Moorhead.
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Maybe off the subject ..but I was never told (Hollins from 1969 to 72) about any pit disaster..or the Accy Pals.. they just churned out the Hitler and Stalin stuff.. I was embarrassed when a cockney told me the history of the Accy Pals!
I was never taught about Hitler or Stalin either, it was all about the old kings Henry and his wives ect, the crusades, Lizz 1 and good old Herold, but no Adolf or Joe
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