Boy’s shocking death at Bamfurlong Colliery

“When he rose at early morning Full of health all blythe and gay’

He little thought it was the dawning Of his last, his dying day”

Poor William Ratcliffe (14 years) suffered a horrendous death at Bamfurlong Colliery. He is buried at St John the Evangelist, Abram, Gtr Manchester:

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