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Wives and family wait for news at the Maypole Colliery disaster, August 18th, 1908.
Photo: Jack Baird
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Item #: 613
Wives and family wait for news at the Maypole Colliery disaster, August 18th, 1908 in which 75 miners lost their lives. The accident was caused by an explosion of fire-damp.

Comment by: David Conway on 4th July 2016 at 21:06

Does anyone know the identity of the gentleman in the photo? My great uncle died in the disaster. His father, my great grandfather, would have featured prominently in photos I suspect, especially as he had worked an earlier shift at the mine. Any info would be appreciated.

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