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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Oaks Colliery Disaster

We’ve been asked to pass on this request for information and help… Does anyone have, or know of anyone who’s relatives were a victim of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. in which 361 men and boys lost their lives on December 12th 1866. For nearly 50yrs this was the worst mining disaster in […]

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Book Launched Today

The Audley and District Family History Society held the launch of their new publication, Mark Casewell’s “Mining Deaths in North Staffordshire 1756-1995” at the centre today. ¬†It’s the first time we done something like this and it was a great success. ¬†Thanks to all those who packed out our conference room to support the launch, […]

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