Creating a Mining Disaster Free Space Page

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Please note: Before creating a new mining disaster Free Space Page, please ensure that you have joined the Disasters Project and been added to the Mining Disasters Team for your country. If you have any questions about this, please contact Olivia McCabe, the Project Coordinator for Mining Disasters. Thank you.

1. Check to see if a Free Space Page already exists for your disaster. You can do this by looking in the Mining Disasters Category under the country in which you are working. See How to Categorise Disasters for details on our category structure.
2. If there is no current Free Space Page for your disaster, you can create a new one using the following naming standard: [MineName] [Disaster] [Year]. Please do not include any commas in your name as this creates problems later on. See Levant Tin Mine Disaster 1919 as an example.
3. At the top of the FSP, enter the category. Using our example, this would be Levant Tin Mine Disaster, Pendeen, Cornwall, 1919.
4. Under the category, put in the navigation links:
Link to disasters project | Link to mining disasters page | link to country team page | Name of your page without link
5. Ultimately, what comes next will be a fully-sourced article on the disaster itself, complete with in-line referencing. Until you have time to do this, please include the basic information about the disaster as follows:


  • Date: 20 October 1919
  • Location: Levant Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England
  • Victims: 31 casualties, 16 injured
  • Cause: Man-winding engine failure
6. Underneath this is your temporary sandbox where you can put the table of casualties as you work through them. This table is temporary, and can be removed once you have finished your work and the casualties have all been categorised. Here is a blank table, using the project's colours, for you to use:
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
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Please can you add me to the Trusted List for this page? I intend to be working on Flintshire Mining Disasters.

Many Thanks

posted by Steve Bartlett
Hi Steve. I've added you to the Flintshire Mining Disasters page. Thank you for working on this location!
posted by Mindy Silva
Thanks, can you have a look at and let me know if that's ok before I go on to others?
posted by Steve Bartlett

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