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Here you can find information written about the Oaks Disaster of 1866 and much more.

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Parkin Jeffcock written by his Brother

A must read. This section of the book covers the disaster and was written when his brothers body was still entombed in the mine.


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The Oaks Colliery Two Months After The Explosion

This is a section of a book written by John Tomlinson (contemporary journalist and author) and gives another insight into the disaster from a non mining perspective.


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Dickinson – Mines Inspector Report To Parliament

Following the departure of Mines Inspector Mr Morton whose health deteriorated at the beginning of the Inquest. Mines Inspector Joseph Dickinson was given the unenviable task of compiling the first Report of the disaster to Parliament by command of Queen Victoria. The Report was sent on 8 February 1867 and laid in Parliament on 22 March 1867.

This is not the best copy but certainly legible.


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Oaks Bibles

The story of the ‘Oaks Bible’.


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