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Golborne Colliery


Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 32697
Former miners make their way into St. Thomas's Church for the service on Sunday 15th of March 2009 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Golborne pit disaster.

Comment by: tuddy on 25th September 2020 at 23:10

Johny Goulding and Alan Taylor at the back.

Comment by: Ivan on 18th October 2020 at 02:50

Such a terrible event to have happened, I remember walking up to the sound of the pit whistle it blew such a long time.
Church was full for the first service and people stood outside.
So many good men died.
The money collected to help the widows got robbed and the man who took it shot himself. He was a nice man but he did a stupid thing and could not live with hinmself after it was discivered what he had done.

Comment by: tuddy on 26th October 2020 at 13:17

This event happened several years after the disaster, I don't think it was the disaster money which went missing, I think it was the welfare fund money if I remember right. But it ended in tragedy as you say.

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