Triumphs Show 139: Whodunnit? The Felling mining disaster of 1812

Teaching History feature

By Matthew Greenhalgh, published 9th August 2010

Whodunnit? The Felling mining disaster, 1812

The room buzzes as pathologists swap stories about injuries on the latest bodies. Some have virtually all limbs missing, others have been crushed by rockfall. Others have been found seemingly asleep with not a mark on their bodies.

You have stepped into a Year 8 lesson. Pupils are carrying out original research into the causes of the Felling Colliery explosion of 1812.

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