Service remembers Oaks Colliery disaster victims
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Events held in Barnsley to remember the Oaks Colliery disaster.

A service has been held to remember the victims of one of England's worst mining disasters.

Explosions at the Oaks Colliery, near Stairfoot, Barnsley, in South Yorkshire on 12-13 December 1866, killed 383 men and boys.

Many of the bodies of those killed were never recovered.

  • 12 Dec 2016