On Thursday the 18th June we held a small gathering to remember the 178 men and boys who died in the Clifton hall colliery disaster. It was the 135 anniversary of the tragedy which devastated the communities of Pendlebury, Clifton, Pendleton and the surrounding local areas.
We had the gathering at St Augustines church, Pendlebury (known as the miners cathedral).
A monument to the tragic events of that days stands in churchyard and 64 victims are buried in a mass grave.
We maintain the monument and have made a small memorial garden and care and maintain it on behalf of St Augustine’s Church.


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