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Sunday the 16th January 2022 at 3.00 pm

The great loss of lives in the Minnie Pit Disaster of the 12th January 1918 will be commemorated at a service in Halmer End Methodist Church.

This was the worst coal mining disaster in North Staffordshire when 155 miners and a member of the Mines Rescue Team lost their lives.

You are invited to the service but asked to please wear a face covering and be mindful of social distancing.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at the service for the work that is being done at the Heritage Site in the village. Much work has already been done at the site of one of the pit shafts including the planting of 156 trees for all who lost their lives in the disaster. The Minnie Pit Centenary Commemoration Group are grateful for the support they have already had from local sources and from the Newcastle-under-Lyme Civic Society but there is still much more work to be done to bring the site to its full potential as a visitor site that can remember all the men who died so tragically in the disaster. Your support of this work will be very much appreciated by all the volunteers working in the Commemoration Group and at the Heritage Site. See here for more Site details.

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