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The Dean Lane Pit Disaster
Episode 2624th July 2023 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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The Dean Lane Pit Disaster

Season: 4 Episode: 26

If you happen to be strolling around Dame Emily Park in Bedminster and you see, by the skate park, a large concrete slab that used to be the base of a bandstand, you may be intrigued to know that it covers the pithead of the Dean Lane Coal Mine. The site of Bristol's worst mining disaster.

It was a normal Friday afternoon and those above ground had no idea what was happening in one of the lower works of the mine. 10 boys and men perished, some the next day, but the effect this would have on the local community would devastating.

Questions were asked, the most pertinent being 'could this have been avoided if you'd listened to us?'


This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. 

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Bristol Times and Mirror - Saturday 11 September 1886

Western Daily Press - Thursday 16 September 1886

Newcastle Guardian and Silverdale, Chesterton and Audley Chronicle - Saturday 18 September 1886

G. Atterton BHHG

Durham Mining Museum


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