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Offline dennford

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Re: The Sad Death of 26 Children at Huskar Pit 1838
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 13:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi I have just been given permission to post these pic's, they are from the site http://pitwork.net/ . May I suggest that you look at some other stories on this site. This is the page that covers the Huskar disaster http://pitwork.net/daz.htm  .

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Re: The Sad Death of 26 Children at Huskar Pit 1838
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 13:57 GMT (UK) »

    Thanks for the Links Denn.

     2 quick observations.

       You may notice that the Girls were laid to rest at the feet of
          the boys.     Some say that this is a continuation, in death,
       of the Females status in life.   Subservient to the Males.

        The Inscription on the Monument speaks of Divine retribution
        and speaks as though the deaths were an act of God.   Nowhere
       is there any blame on the Mine Owner or Society at Large for
        allowing children to work at such a tender age and in such atrocious
       conditions.
     
        Tomkin

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Re: The Sad Death of 26 Children at Huskar Pit 1838
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 20:38 GMT (UK) »



Tomkin .. this is tragic.

These little people would never have enjoyed the wonders of childhood when they were alive.

Old before their time .. then taken long before their time .. in one way I don't suppose they ever really lived in the sense that we all take for granted now?

Phew!! I really can't think of anything to else to say .. apart from saying thankyou for posting it .. .. ..

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« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 20:42 GMT (UK) »

     Thanks Pels,

      Tomkin

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« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 21:10 GMT (UK) »
How very, very sad...
I just read that memorial through several times... 'an awful visitation from the Almighty...the Lord sent forth etc: ....suddenly summoned to appear before their maker...and then the dire warning to finish!  Bet the chapels and churches were overflowing for the next few months!

I wonder who thought up the words for that memorial >:(  it almost sounds as though those poor little souls were somehow to blame for their own deaths  :'( 

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Re: The Sad Death of 26 Children at Huskar Pit 1838
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 21:12 GMT (UK) »
I may try to visit this memorial.

- Belinda.

*ETA* I just went and checked google maps, 11.9 miles from my Husbands village.

Here is a link with directions to the memorial and Nabs wood.

http://www.treeforall.org.uk/_newsArticles/Children+remembered.htm

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Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: The Sad Death of 26 Children at Huskar Pit 1838
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 21:22 GMT (UK) »

    Thanks for the Links Denn.

     2 quick observations.

       You may notice that the Girls were laid to rest at the feet of
          the boys.     Some say that this is a continuation, in death,
       of the Females status in life.   Subservient to the Males.

        The Inscription on the Monument speaks of Divine retribution
        and speaks as though the deaths were an act of God.   Nowhere
       is there any blame on the Mine Owner or Society at Large for
        allowing children to work at such a tender age and in such atrocious
       conditions.
     
        Tomkin


Says a lot about how some people thought.

And something to think about is the fact that 7 yr old children in some parts of the world (Sierra Leone for one) still work in the mines. Isn't it a pity that the worlds energy cant be directed towards fixing problems like these?

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Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: The Sad Death of 26 Children at Huskar Pit 1838
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 21:31 GMT (UK) »
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Isn't it a pity that the worlds energy cant be directed towards fixing problems like these?

   Exactly Denn.

 
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I wonder who thought up the words for that memorial


      We used to have a Vicar Like that. Fire and Brimstone.

       I understand that next year, to commerate the 170th anniversary of
        the Disaster,   a community Play will be held.

       Tomkin

 

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Re: The Sad Death of 26 Children at Huskar Pit 1838
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 22:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi All:

I too am from Barnsley, left when I was 9 years old with my parents for Canada, but I do remember hearing about this from my grandmother.. My family members were coal miners, right up to when Maggie closed the mines.  It is hard to believe that young children had to work in those conditions. 

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