Saturday, 27 April 2013

Remembering Workers Memorial Day & 68 lives lost at Moorfield Colliery in 1883

Workers Memorial Day at the pit head of Moorfield Colliery where 68 men and boys lost their lives in a terrible pit disaster.





ON THE morning of 7 November 1883 a terrible explosion ripped through the underground workings at the Moorfield Colliery, Altham.

The explosion resulted in the death of 68 men and boys, with numerous more receiving serious injuries. Over the following years many of them died prematurely as a direct result of their injuries.

Moorfield Colliery, locally known as Dickie Brig Pit, Altham, near Accrington. Sixty-eight men and lads lost their lives, fifty three were injured, and ninety-five children were left fatherless. It remains as the biggest and worst disaster ever to have hit North-East Lancashire.

  1. 1. Thirteen children among 68 killed in pit disaster - Accrington ...

    Dec 5, 2002 – HAROLD TOOTLE outlines the grim events at Altham's Moorfield Colliery on 7 ...
  2. The Moorfield Pit Disaster - Grimshaw Origins & History

    The Moorfield Pit Disaster Included a Number of Grimshaw Victims. Home Page. An important event ...
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    Moorfield Colliery Disaster

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    MoorfieldColliery Disaster. This memorial is dedicated to the 68 men and boys who tragically lost their ...
  4. Our Family Tree - Moorfield Pit Disaster - Rawcliffes.net

    www.rawcliffes.net/ft/.../moorfieldpit.htm
    Jun 17, 2005 – Higly recommended reading is the booklet 'The Moorfield Pit Disaster' by Harry Tootle.
  5. The Moorfield Pit Disaster (book) - Hyndburn Heritage

    The Moorfield Pit Disaster (book). by Harry Tootle. The Moorfield Pit Disaster. Synopsis On a calm ...
  6. moorfield pit disaster - Accrington Web

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    Examined that scroll two years ago, for some people who were thinking of erecting a ...
  7. Coal Mining Accidents - Cotton Town

    Fatal Accident at a Rishton Colliery. Crushed.... 2nd July, 1909-10, 3rd hour, Moorfield, Altham Colliery.
  8. Altham, Lancashire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Later in the century Altham Colliery (later renamed Moorfield Colliery) was opened. The colliery closed in 1949, ... "Thirteen children among 68 killed in pit disaster". Accrington Observer.
  9. Moorfield Colliery Memorial:: OS grid SD7531 :: Geograph ...

    May 12, 2012 – Account of the disaster(Accrington Observer) See also: SD7531 :Moorfield Colliery ...
  10. COAL MINING PRINTS - Freepages - Ancestry.com

    freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry. ...
    During Victorian times there was great public interest in mining disasters ..... ( Shaft of theMoorfield Pit.) ...