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Hundreds gather for unveiling of Oaks Colliery mining disaster memorial

Hundreds of people have gathered in Barnsley for the unveiling of a statue commemorating England's worst ever mining disaster.

Two explosions at the Oaks Colliery claimed 361 lives in 1866.

Descendants of many of the victims took part in a parade and dedication ceremony this afternoon.

The 16ft high memorial was made by local sculptor Graham Ibbeson. It shows a miner's wife rushing to the pit on hearing news of the disaster.