Peter Day

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

First Name: Peter
Last Name: Day
Role: Miner
Parents: Peter and Esther
Married: Yes
Age: 25
Born: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Back Queen Street Barnsley
Buried: 15/12/1866
Burial Location: Barnsley Cemetery, L 500
Additional Information:

Peter Day’s father and brother were killed in the 1847 Oaks Disaster. His sister, Mary, was killed in the 1842 Hopwood Disaster. Another sister, Elizabeth, then gave evidence to the inquest that lead to women and children under 10 being banned from working below ground.

Map for Peter Day

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims