Queen Mary amongst the Colliers
Queen Mary on a carriage visiting a Coalmine whilst on a tour of the Collieries with King George V, assessing the conditions of labour of the "brave workers of the mines" - June 1912. Date: 1912
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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The colliery explosion at Wigan
The explosion at Pemberton Collieries near Wigan. The tradegy was caused by firedamp gas exploding, killing between thirty and forty men. Three managers were suffocated after re-entering the mine to save others.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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