Memorial to miners dead in the largest England mine disaster was opened in Barnsley

MINEX FORUM | May 8, 2017
img0 Image:yorkshirepost.co.uk The explosion made the ground shake for miles around, and flames erupted from 300 yards below. All around Barnsley – it was just before Christmas – “black snow” and burning wood fell out of the sky. The apocalyptic scenes of December 1866 claimed 361 lives in England’s worst coal-mining disaster, yorkshirepost reported. The Oaks ...