Month: October 2023

Event to Commemorate the 140th Anniversary of the Moorfield Colliery Pit Disaster


On Saturday, 11th November 2023, Altham Parish Council is commemorating the 140th anniversary of the Moorfield Colliery Pit Disaster, and are inviting members of the community to join them in remembering those men and boys who so tragically lost their lives on the fatal morning of Wednesday, 7th November, 1883.

The itinerary for the day will be as follows:

13.00pm  –  Wreath laying at the Memorial site, Burnley Road, Altham, BB5 5 TX. If you would like to bring a wreath to lay, that would be very welcome and much appreciated

13.30pm  –   Service at St James Church, Altham, Burnley Road, Altham, BB5 5UL

We would be delighted to see you there.