Disaster memorial fund reaches target

This year will be the 100th anniversary of the Cadeby Main Disaster, which claimed the lives of 91 miners, officials and rescue workers in one of the biggest pit disasters of the 20th Century.

A group of former miners set up the Cadeby Main Memorial Group to provide a permanent memorial to all the men and boys who perished in the disaster on July 9 1912.

Now they have raised more than £15,000 in their task to create permanent Memorials in both Denaby and Conisbrough Cemeteries.

The Kingswood Dearne Valley Centre have been in continual contact with the Cadeby Main Colliery Memorial Group and recently the CEO of Kingswood, Peter Gilbert, handed the group secretary, Jim Beachill, a cheque for £1,500 as a contribution towards the fund for the memorial.

The commemoration event will take place on July 8 and includes a procession from the Kingswood site, which was the former site of Cadeby Main, to Denaby Cemetery.