Minnie Pit: World War One mine disaster remembered

Minnie Pit: World War One mine disaster remembered
 

Events marking 100 years since England's worst wartime mining disaster are due to take place.
The underground explosion at Minnie Pit in Staffordshire on 12 January 1918 killed more than 150 men and boys.
It devastated the village of Halmerend, near Audley, and is also said to have inspired Wilfred Owen's poem Miners.
Those still living in the vicinity of the pit are working to make sure the events and effects of that day are not forgotten.
Descendants of those who died will be among those taking part in a memorial walk on Saturday.
They will be dressed as miners through the ages, with each... read more

 
13 January 2018 in Regional, Views: 57
Source: BBC
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