Westhoughton records feature one of
Britain's most tragic mining disasters

  • Burial records for the 6th of Bolton Council's 7 cemeteries are now available on www.deceasedonline.com
  • Westhoughton Cemetery dates back to 1858 and includes many interesting burials and memorials
  • Its most famous feature is the memorial to the Pretoria Pit (Hulton) disaster of December 1910
  • This was Britain's 3rd worst ever mining disaster when an underground explosion claimed the lives of 344 miners, most local to the area, leaving many families devastated
  • The data for Westhoughton comprises:
    • Details of all graves indicating those buried in each grave
    • Scans of all burial registers
    • Cemetery maps indicating grave locations
  • For full details of Westhoughton and all of the Bolton cemeteries click here
  • Records for Horwich Cemetery will be available very soon and Bolton's Overdale Crematorium records will follow shortly

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