Baddesley / Baxterley Pit Explosion 1882

A website dedicated to the history and aftermath of the Baddesley / Baxterley Pit explosion of May 1882.  The story behind the explosion, the rescue attempts and the relief fund set up after the explosion.  Information about the men killed and how their families coped with the loss of a husband or son.  Details of payments from the relief fund, biographies of key players.  Award of Albert medals for bravery, commemorative explosion Bibles and silver watches.

Extensive picture gallery, extracts from census records, list of recipients of relief and the amounts paid etc.

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