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The Pretoria Disaster was one of Britain's worst coal mining disasters occurring on 21st December 1910 at Over Hulton near Bolton. In all "344 men and boys" were killed in an underground explosion. The report into the disaster was generally considered 'inadequate'.

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HRS 1449 Pretoria memorium card

HRS 1449 Pretoria memorium card

HRS 3311 Over Hulton, Pretoria pit shaft site 1967

HRS 3311 Over Hulton, Pretoria pit shaft site 1967

HRS 3310 Over Hulton, Pretoria pit shaft site 1967

HRS 3310 Over Hulton, Pretoria pit shaft site 1967

HRS 4001 Pretoria Pit Disaster 1910 crowd on rucks

HRS 4001 Pretoria Pit Disaster 1910 crowd on rucks

HRS 4002 Pretoria Pit Disaster 1910 pithead damage

HRS 4002 Pretoria Pit Disaster 1910 pithead damage

HRS 4222 Pretoria Colliery Disaster, tissue paper appeal 1910

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