Colne Bridge Mill Fire 1818
Talk by Richard Heath Local Historian and UNISON Steward,
Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7.00 pm, Meeting Room 1, Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, HD1 2TA,
The fire at Colne Bridge Mill broke out on the night of February 14th 1818, and the seventeen girls, the youngest only nine, the oldest eighteen, suffered horrible death, unable to escape because they had been locked in for the night.
This terrible event shocked not only Huddersfield but the whole country, and was the cause of one of the first pieces of factory legislation to protect the workers
Mourn the dead Fight for the living ALL WELCOME
in two years the bi-centenary of this disaster will need to be comemmorated in some way. the charity Clear are preparing to make a garden on the canal bank to mark this event.
Many thanks John Huddersfield TUC will be mark the bi-centenary Bob Stoker Secretary Hudds TUC