Redding Pit Disaster : subsidence

Maker
Unknown
Production date
25 Sep 1923
Description
View of a stone cottage in open countryside. Only a couple of metres from the cottage is a large hole around which a fence has been erected. An old woman and some men look on. A car and driver, possibly hired by the photographer, waits. It is a left-hand drive model.
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Department
Maker
Production date
25 Sep 1923
Subject notes
The hole was a result of the breach into the Redding Colliery, 1.7 kilometres away from the pithead. A two year old girl was playing outside her grandmother's cottage when the ground dropped by a metre. Her mother snatched her to safety seconds before a 60 metre deep hole opened up.

NS 916 764
Accession number
P16955

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