26 children between 7 and 17 killed in a coal mine
All Saints, Silkstone, South Yorkshire
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There may have been a church on this site in Saxon times, but the current perpendicular style building was originally constructed in the 12th century. The building was remodelled in 1495, and the chancel was rebuilt in 1852–1858.
One of the most notable events in the history of the village was the Huskar Pit Disaster, which occurred on 4 July 1838 when a freak storm flooded part of the mine, killing 26 children, the youngest was 7 years, the oldest 17.
Visited - July 2014
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