Coal Mining

Updated 6 March 2017

Contents

 

1. Minnie Pit Disaster Centenary

2. Memorials to the Miners of Audley and District

3. Colliery Disasters in Audley Parish

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials to the Miners of Audley and District

Photographs © 2014 Stewart Baker

 

The Audley Memorial l

 

The Bignall End Memorial

 

The Apedale Memorial

 

The Diglake Memorial

 

The Minnie Seats Memorial

 

The Minnie Red Hall Memorial

 

The Minnie Red Hall Memorial in winter ( © 2015 Ray Dale )

 

 

 

 

Colliery Disasters in Audley Parish

 

1821 Sladder Hill, Apedale, explosion causing 8 deaths
1836 Bignall Hill, explosion causing 11 deaths
1866 Talke o' th' Hill, explosion causing 91 deaths
1873 Talke o' th' Hill, explosion causing 18 deaths
1874 Bignall Hill, explosion causing 17 deaths
1875 Bunker's Hill, Talke, explosion causing 43 deaths
1876 Jamage, Bignall Hill/Talke, explosion causing 5 deaths
1891 Sladder Hill, Apedale, explosion causing 10 deaths
1895 Diglake, Bignall End, flooding causing 77 deaths
1911 Jamage, Bignall Hill/Talke, explosion causing 6 deaths
1915 Minnie Pit, Halmer End, explosion causing 9 deaths
1918 Minnie Pit, Halmer End, explosion causing 155 deaths

Information on the above, including the names of those killed, is available at research meetings. If you are unable to attend meetings the external coal mining websites on the Links page of this website contain details of the disasters.