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Springs Pit Memorial

on Wed Nov 28 2018, 17:06
The lives of dozens of Wigan men and boys who died in a local pit disaster will be permanently remembered by a poignant memorial. A memorial stone and plaque has this week been unveiled at Hindley All Saints Church to remember the 62 men and boys who lost their lives when an explosion ripped through Springs Pit in Hindley Green.

Read more at: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/some-of-the-boys-killed-had-clean-faces-and-looked-to-be-sleeping-peacefully-wigan-pit-disaster-memorial-unveiled-1-9467033


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Re: Springs Pit Memorial

on Wed Nov 28 2018, 17:09
Well done to Keith Wood

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Re: Springs Pit Memorial

on Wed Nov 28 2018, 19:27
The money for the memorial was raised by Hindley History Society.
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Re: Springs Pit Memorial

on Thu Nov 29 2018, 09:02
Well done to all concerned.

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Re: Springs Pit Memorial

on Mon Jan 14 2019, 23:10
@Mac wrote:Well done to Keith Wood

It was Hindley History Society monthly meeting tonight.

I did a talk in November about a long lost letter my Mum had sent

to her Aunt, and which a complete stranger had found at a car boot sale,

incredibly 74 years later.

Got talking to Keith about it tonight and we were comparing surnames,

it turns out we are related.

I had a cousin Clifford Wood, who is Keith's Uncle, amazing.

First time I've spoken to Keith ever.


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Re: Springs Pit Memorial

on Tue Jan 15 2019, 06:19
Excellent. The Worlds a small place.

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Re: Springs Pit Memorial

on Tue Jan 15 2019, 09:59
@Mac wrote:   The Worlds a small place.

That statement is, of course, relative?
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Re: Springs Pit Memorial

on Tue Jan 15 2019, 12:21
It is, half of it wants to come here!

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