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London Illustrated News, January 9th 1858


The damage caused by the terrible explosion at the Lundhill Colliery on the 19th July * last, by which 189 lives were lost, has now been thoroughly repaired.

A great improvement has been made in the workings by the introduction of a dumb-drift, which has been executed under the superintendence of Mr. Beaumont. The effects of this will be to carry the foul air away instead of it having to pass over the cupola furnace, as previously. The proprietors, having repaired all the damage, have now again fairly commenced operations.


Submitted by Alan Vickers

* NOTE: Great Pit Disasters by H & B Duckham put the date of the original accident referred to here as the 19th February 1857. There may be a transcription error in this report.

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