"What the Papers Said" - from Shropshire Caving & Mining Club Archives
Warminster and Westbury Journal, Saturday 19 September
1908, page 2
An official report issued on Monday states that seven explosions occurred in the flooded Maypole Colliery, Wigan, where 75 men perished in an explosion on the 18th of last month.
Four of the explosions were violent, and fire must have come up the shaft, as a piece of cloth eight yards above the surface was burned, whilst stout timber at the mouth was shattered.
Other Maypole Colliery Disaster Reports
Submitted by Roger Gosling
A Memorial to the victims can be found in Abram Churchyard, Wigan.
In St. Patrick's Church, Wigan; a marble plaque to 21 of the victims can be found in the floor of the porch.