Golborne Colliery3 Comments
Photo: Frank Orrell
Item #: 32697
Johny Goulding and Alan Taylor at the back.
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.
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.