Whitehaven Duke Pit Colliery Disaster

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Date: 11 Jan 1844
Location: Whitehaven, Cumberland, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters England Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 11 January 1844
  • Location: Whitehaven Duke Pit Colliery, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
  • Victims: 21 lives lost
  • Cause: Colliery Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Atcheson, John, jnr., aged 22
Atcheson, Launcelot, aged 20
Brown, Joseph, aged 26
Clockson, George
Cowan, Benjamin, jnr., aged 21
Hughes, Bernard McAmarty, aged 27
McCashem, John, aged 27
Pladdy, Peter, aged 23
Robinson, William, jnr., aged 19
Robinson, William, snr., aged 47
Salaney, Thomas, aged 22


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