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Minnie Pit Disaster Remembrance Sunday 8th January 2017

Halmer End Methodist Church will be open from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm on 8th January for members of the public to have a time of quiet remembrance in the Chapel for the 156 men who died in the Minnie Pit Disaster of 12th January 1918.

The Day will conclude with a Service of Remembrance at 3.00 pm led by Mr. Charles Irvine.

There will be an exhibition in the Hall during the day with the following organisations present:

  • Audley & District Family History Society
  • Apedale Heritage Centre
  • Ken's Lamps
  • Podmore Conservation Group

There will be exhibits and memorabilia connected with the disaster and the coal mining industry on display.

Drinks will be served throughout the day.

There is no charge for admission and all are welcome especially young people who will have an opportunity to learn about the coal mining industry and the social effects of the disaster upon life in the local community.

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