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Mains Colliery, Bamfurlong 14th Dec 1892   Comments: 1
Photo: nobby   Item #: 14484  
Mains Colliery, Bamfurlong 14th Dec 1892
  From a print London Illustrated News. Mains Colliery was sunk in the late 1840s, owned by Cross Tetley and Co Ltd from 1866-1934 and by Wigan Coal Corporation from 1934 to 1947. Closed in 1960. Underground fire in Dec 1892 in which 16 men and boys were killed, hence the interest of the Illustrated News.  

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Comments by DB, 30th January 2017  andrede8@virginmedia.com 
I cant find any mention of a fire or anyone being killed at Mains in 1892. Can you tell me where you got this info nobby?

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