Joseph Poppleton

2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, the worst mining disaster in English history.

First Name: Joseph
Last Name: Poppleton
Role: Miner
Parents: Henry and Pricilla
Married: Yes
Age: 31
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Elm Row Hoyle Mill
Burial Location: No known burial,
Additional Information:

Joseph Poppleton’s father, Henry, and three brothers, Henry, Alfred and George, were also killed in the disaster. He married Sarah Ann Graham at St. John’s, Royston, on 30 September 1856.

Map for Joseph Poppleton

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims