Whinnyhill Colliery Disaster

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Date: 28 Oct 1848
Location: Cleator Moor, Cumberland, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters England Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 28 October 1848
  • Location: Whinnyhill Colliery, Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England
  • Victims: 31 lives lost
  • Cause: Colliery Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Aiken, John, aged 17
Aiken, Thomas, aged 39
Atkinson, John, aged 32
Barwise, John, aged 28
Clark, Robert, aged 13
Cummins, John, aged 24
Davidson, Alexander, aged 23
Disley, John, aged 22
Dowie, James, aged 18
Dryden, William, aged 23
Fitzsimmons, Thomas, aged 25
Hall, John, aged 30
Harrison, James, aged 29
Kelly, Patrick, aged 31
Lawson, John, aged 16
Lawson, Richard, aged 46
Lawson, Richard, aged 12
Lish, William, aged 23
Lochery, Charles, aged 21
Lochery, Daniel, aged 32
MacDouall, John, aged 46
Marsh, Henry, aged 12
McLoughlan, John, aged 18
Milby, James, aged 26
Milby, John, aged 18
Monaghan, Patrick, aged 41
Savage, Dennis, aged 26
Thompson, James, aged 26
Veitch, George, aged 47
Ward, John, aged 13
Watson, George, aged 19



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