Oaks Disaster Victims

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

Oaks Disaster Logo (Green)We have worked with a team of dedicated volunteers to research the names of the men and boys killed in the 1866 Oaks Colliery Disaster.

The officially reported number of victims was 361 but our research has produced a list of over 380 names.

Use the search box or scroll down to browse the full list, then click on an individual name or image to find out more. Please contact us if you can suggest any amendments or add extra information.