News, Updates & Events
All content tagged with 'Oaks Disaster:
When the Oaks Fired
In 2016 we marked the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, the worst in English history, with an exhibition at Experience Barnsley.
Victorian mining in Barnsley brought to life
England’s worst ever mining disaster has been brought to life using cutting edge 3D technology.
Oaks Colliery Disaster Anniversary
150 years after the worst mining disaster in English history the community of Barnsley has come together to remember and reflect.
Remembering the Lives Lost in Barnsley Mining Disaster
The lives of almost 400 people lost in England’s worst mining catastrophe are to be remembered in a series of commemorative events in Barnsley in December. Research…
Oaks Colliery in Virtual Reality
As part of commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Disaster the colliery is being built in full virtual reality.
Barnsley Main Walk, Talk and Tidy Up
Councillor Brian Mathers leads a guided walk around Hoyle Mill and Barnsley Main telling the story of it's industrial past.
John Riley- The Youngest Oaks Disaster Volunteer
As we mark the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster we have received some amazing stories from descendants of the families involved.
ITV Calendar News- Remembering the Oaks Disaster
In June 2016 ITV Calendar News filmed a piece about the Oaks Disaster and the 150th anniversary commemorations.
Oaks Disaster Walks
2016 is the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, the worst in English history. The DVLP are arranging a range of activities to mark the…
Great response to our Oaks Disaster research
We released the findings of our research into the men and boys killed in the 1866 Oaks Disaster in April 2016 and the reaction has been…