Hapton Valley Pit Disaster remembered

50th anniversary of the Hapton Valley pit disaster at Burnley Cemetery. G180312/1a
50th anniversary of the Hapton Valley pit disaster at Burnley Cemetery. G180312/1a

A memorial service to the Hapton Valley Pit Disaster will be held on Sunday.

The service at the memorial stone just inside the entrance gates at Burnley Cemetery in Rossendale Road starts at noon.

It will mark the 53rd anniversary of the disaster. All are welcome to

attend the service which will last around 20 minutes before a gathering at Rosegrove Unity Working Mens’ Club.

On Wednesday, March 25th a film, The Miner’s Hymn will be shown at St

Mark’s Church, Rossendale Road, Burnley. Tickets are free but places

must be booked by contacting Bob Clark on 01282 771694.