BILSTHORPE MINING MEMORIAL
DEDICATED TO 14 MEN WHO DIED IN A FATEFUL ACCIDENT ON THE 1st MARCH 1927
This page of our Website is dedicated to a group of Bilsthorpe Miners who died in a pit accident more than 90 years ago. A memorial has been erected at Bilsthorpe Parish Church in memory of those who died on that fateful day on the 1st March 1927.
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A Wellow couple Patrick and Patricia Jennings worked tirelessly for eighteen months to get the memorial erected for the fourteen victims which included Patrick’s uncle who was killed aged just seventeen.
“It has been quite a struggle to get the memorial erected but we finally got there,” said Patricia. “We had a tremendous amount of support and donations and for that we are very grateful.”
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Pictured above are Mr and Mrs Jennings along with members of their family who attended the memorial service.
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Pictured above are members of the Association and Keith Stanley, General Secretary of the NUM Notts Area at the time this report was written, who also attended the service.
Chairman, Eric Eaton, said it was a remarkable feat by Mr and Mrs Jennings to have this memorial erected for the victims of this disaster.
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Pictured above is Mr and Mrs Jennings with the Dean of Southwell and the vicar of Bilsthorpe after the dedication of the memorial stone.
The names of the fourteen deceased miners are engraved on the stone.
The memorial can be viewed in Bilsthorpe’s Parish Church Cemetery.