An ghorta mhór: a consequence of ambivalence? The rest of the victims, some of whom were from the West of Ireland, were : J Bennett, T McDonald, Pat Cullen, J Cassidy, T Gaskell, J Holcroft, John Hammons, Tom Jennings, T Cross, T Kearns, H Pimblett, M McGreal, T Fishwick, P Duffy, J Donnelley, M House, A Hughes, P Caulfield, J Robinson, E McDonough, McMalloy, Pat Sloyan, J Burns, J Crehan, J Doyle, M Boyle, S Evans, T Murphy, H Taylor, L Rushton, T Lloyd, Pat Carroll, J Moran, M Gallagher, Thomas Groarke, T Donlon, J Flannery, McGuckian, W McCabe, J Taylor, J Welsh, W Moore, A Devaney, W Monks, A Henderson, T Killoran, R Pimblett, A Monks, R Wilding, J France, T McEllin, T Harrison, P McGowan, E France, J Goghegan, J Walkden, J Davies, O Robinson, C Ford, J Kirby, J Pennington, H Killoran, J Hodgson, G Allen, G Melling, J Danson, E Banks, J Conway, A Draper, P Simm and P Charnock. Give it a try. Patrick Sloyan who was one of the men killed in the Maypole mining disaster, Week after week, edition after edition, the pages are full of the tragedy and its many offshoots, including the setting up of the Fund to help the widows and orphans. The local heritage group here would be interested in doing something, many of those who died came from this area. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Taken from the 'Window on Wigan' book with kind permission of the author Geoffrey Shryhane, who also writes Wigan World for the Wigan Observer. Maypole Colliery was owned by the Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Company Ltd[1] which had taken over the pit from the Moss Hall Coal Company in 1907. PS Does anyone know if there are any plans in Wigan to commemorate the centenary in 2008. After two days, attempts to locate survivors and recover bodies were abandoned when fire broke out underground. John Lumsdon: Eamonn Connor Commemoration of Maypole Pit Disaster We are hoping to become involved in a commemorative event being planned for August 2008. Accidental death verdicts were recorded on all 76 victims. It was then discovered that, the headgear was damaged; the roof of the fan drift completely blown off; steam pipes broken and the ventilation from the fan house was stopped. The memorial was rededicated on the centenary of the disaster in 2008. MAYPOLE PIT DISASTER CENTENARY Photo: Frank Orrell Views: 327 Item #: 32693 Descendants of those involved in the disaster in the procession from Maypole Gardens to Abram Parish Church during the Maypole Pit disaster centenary memorial day on Sunday 17th of August 2008. Regarding the Maypole disaster. IT WAS five o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday 18 August 1908 when an explosion ripped the heart out of the Cannel mine, Number One pit, at the Maypole Colliery… And on that Tuesday, the people in the pit village didn't have to be told. You are here And the last body was not recovered until 1917, nine years after the blast. Postcard honouring the 76 men who lost their lives in the disaster. The most comprehensive website on County Mayo in the West of Ireland. The final death toll was 76. Alarming rumours, which, unfortunately, were later proved to be correct, immediately gained currency and anxious relatives instinctively paid a visit to the lamp office in order to ascertain whether those they were seeking were engaged in the mine. Patrick Sloyan, also listed as having lost his life in that terrible tragedy, was from Kilgarriff, Charlestown. Its organised by a local heritage group here who are interested in making contact with a group in Wigan to commemerate the centenary of the disaster in 1908. An inquest on the seventy-six victims, listed below, was opened on the 21st of August 1908 and concluded on the 8th of July 1909. It was a disaster that shook the Lancashire coalfield, a tragedy unprecedented in the Wigan area. Mining deaths have occurred wherever coal has been mined across the Lancashire Coalfield. The rest of the victims, including many with west-of-Ireland surnames, were: J Bennett, T McDonald, Pat Cullen, J Cassidy, T Gaskell, J Holcroft, John Hammons, Tom Jennings, T Cross, T Kearns, H Pimblett, M McGreal, T Fishwick, P Duffy, J Donnelley, M House, A Hughes, P Caulfield, J Robinson. Back. Here, Joe Mullarkey describes that disaster, and the moves being made to commemorate those who lost their lives. The explosion destroyed the ventilation drift and blew the cage, rope and other accessories away. Its organised by a local heritage group here who are interested in making contact with a group in Wigan to commemerate the centenary of the disaster in 1908. [3], Coordinates: 53°30′35″N 2°35′38″W / 53.5096°N 2.5938°W / 53.5096; -2.5938, Postcard published in 1908 to raise funds for the victims of the disaster, In this part of Lancashire a coal seam is referred to as a mine and the, Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Company Ltd, "Past Forward- 100th Anniversary of the Maypole disaster", "Maypole Colliery Disaster- The King's Sympathy", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Maypole_Colliery_disaster&oldid=972870022, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 August 2020, at 06:11.