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Colliery Guardian, 13th July 1861
Death from Fire-Damp at Dawley.


On Friday last an inquest was held at the Church Wickets, in this place, on the body of William Jones, aged 18 years, who was killed in the Spout Pit, belonging to the Old Park Company, by the explosion of fire-damp.

The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death".



Submitted by Steve Dewhirst

Note: The Church Wickets is a public house on the North side of Dawley.

"Friday last" would have been 6th July 1861.

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