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    OT Masborough boat disaster.

    This link gives some very vivid details of this forgotten tragedy.

    https://www.on-magazine.co.uk/yorksh...r-rotherham-2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scum-Triumphant View Post
    This link gives some very vivid details of this forgotten tragedy.

    https://www.on-magazine.co.uk/yorksh...r-rotherham-2/
    Scum, mon ami, it's not forgotten. I have posted at length on here and Banter about this terrible event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendun View Post
    Scum, mon ami, it's not forgotten. I have posted at length on here and Banter about this terrible event.
    Scum mon Eileen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattylallacks2 View Post
    Scum mon Eileen
    Not bad for you, Patty. I'm still waiting for the towel btw.

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    For those not quite sure where this was, the boat yard was roughly where the old Tesco was, so more Rotherham centre than Masborough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    For those not quite sure where this was, the boat yard was roughly where the old Tesco was, so more Rotherham centre than Masborough.
    Yes, I believe the slipway can still be seen on Forge Island. In the 60s the cellars of the Bridge Inn were reputed to be haunted by the dead from the affair.

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    Some say kempo was the chief boat builder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    For those not quite sure where this was, the boat yard was roughly where the old Tesco was, so more Rotherham centre than Masborough.
    Thanks for that. I wondered what the exact place is.

    Why no memorial on site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scum-Triumphant View Post
    Thanks for that. I wondered what the exact place is.

    Why no memorial on site?
    I think itís because Forge Lane faded into disuse as buildings like Tesco were built there. The footpath past Tesco from Bridge Street went between Tesco and the river, Forge Lane was on the other side between Tesco and the canal, so not a major thoroughfare

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    Lots of children died in local mining disasters as well, mainly boys but some girls too. That "white privilege" eh?

    https://www.nmrs.org.uk/mines-map/ac...ers/yorkshire/

    http://mineaccidents.com.au/mine-acc...-colliery-1838
    Last edited by great_fire; 08-08-2020 at 07:07 PM.

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