The Wharncliffe Carlton Colliery Explosion – 140 Years Later

The Wharncliffe Carlton Colliery Explosion – 140 Years Later

By Joshua Daniels Just after midnight on 18th October 1883, Wharncliffe Carlton Colliery suffered a disaster that saw the death of 20 men and boys. Based in the Smithies area of Barnsley, close to the border between Monk Bretton and Carlton, Wharncliffe Carlton Colliery had been operating for around five...

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