Mining disaster is remembered

A GROUP of former miners and local historians has set up a committee to commemorate the centenary of a pit disaster.

The group plans to hold a series of events next year in honour of the 91 people who died following two explosions at Conisbrough’s Cadeby Main Colliery in 1912.

The committee is collecting information on those who died in the disaster and are asking descendents of the victims for photographs and any information they may have to help mark the anniversary.

Events being considered include an exhibition of mining memorabilia and an open air service at Denaby Cricket Ground.

The next committee meeting is at Denaby and Cadeby Miners’ Welfare on March 22 at 7pm.

Anyone wanting more information should contact Jeff Lovell on 01709 865522.