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Barwood Colliery Disaster 1878

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Date: 8 Mar 1878 [unknown]
Location: Kilsyth, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters Scotland Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 8 March 1878
  • Location: Kilsyth, Stirlingshire (now Lanarkshire)
  • Type: Coal Mine Fire
  • Victims: 17
  • Cause: Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Alexander Burns, age 34
William Cameron, age 37
James Cameron, age 15
Walter Cowan, age 32
David Fleming, age 17
James Gold, age 48
David Gold, age 19
Edward Hardie, age 38
John Horne Miller, age 35
Walter Ralston, age 30
Alex Ross, age 41
James Ross, age 15
James Wardrope, age 52
James Wardrope, age 15
Walter Wardrope, age 14
Robert Whyte, age 24
George Young, age 34

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings




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