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Wigan colliery disaster, 1877.

Wigan colliery disaster, 1877.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Engraving taken from the 'Illustrated London News' depicting the aftermath of an explosion at a coal mine in Wigan, Lancashire, in 1877. The three images show a general view of the colliery and the bringing up and identifying of the dead.

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