YP Comment: Emotional disaster anniversary

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For many Barnsley families today will be bittersweet as the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery disaster comes around.

Bitter in as much as it is their community that will be forever remembered in history as suffering the largest mining loss of life in English history with 383 perished.

But today is also a chance for families to share stories with young people in South Yorkshire who have only been promised a Northern Powerhouse, whereas their forebears built and lived it, the fruits of their proud labour fuelling this plucky little island to global domination.

It is up to us to ensure that promise is delivered.

After 150 years, volunteers finally dig up the truth about Barnsley mining disaster that killed 384