Sunderland Society

01/09/1813 - Explosion / Coal Dust Explosion, Methane Explosion

Following the explosion at Felling Colliery on the 25th of May 1812 where 92 men and boys died, James Wilkinson proposed the formation of a society for the prevention of accidents in coal mines, in the county of Durham. The proposal to form a society was sent on the 1st of September 1813.