At 9:30 am on 9th October 1879 there was an explosion at the West Croft Works of Balme & Pritchard.
6 people –
The boiler – one of 4 – was thrown 34 yards by the explosion.
The bodies of the dead were recovered several hours later.
2 horses were scalded and had to be put down
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