Haswell Colliery Explosion


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[002868] [Haswell Colliery Explosion]. The Tyne Mercury of This Day, Wednesday, Oct. 2. Contains Full Particulars of the Dreadful Explosion at Haswell Colliery, the Names and Ages of the 95 Sufferers, and the Proceedings at the Coroner’s Inquest. Newcastle: W. Fordyce, 1844. First Edition. 4to (Oblong). Unbound. Advertisement. Good+. Printed single sided advertisement, approximately 440mm x 290mm in size.

Lightly creased from old folds, reverse of left hand edge with remnants of paper hinge, very minor wear, generally fairly clean and bright.

A promotional ‘eyecatcher’ for the Tyne Mercury, which was giving an account of the Haswell Colliery disaster. Occurring just after the 1844 miner’s strike, the explosion saw ninety-five of ninety-nine people working in the pit at the time killed.

Unrecorded in COPAC