Walter Hessle

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

First Name: Walter
Last Name: Hessle
Role: Hurrier
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth
Age: 18
Born: Worsbrough, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Ash Row Hoyle Mill
Burial Location: Christ Church, Ardsley,
Additional Information:

Walter Hessle’s father, Robert, was killed in the 1847 Oaks Disaster. His mother, Elizabeth, remarried in 1851 to Joshua Rayner who was then killed in the 1866 Oaks Disaster. His step-brother James Rayner was also killed in the disaster.

Map for Walter Hessle

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims