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Burnden Colliery

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Updated December 23, 2016 4:49 PM

1871 June 20th This morning, at half-past eleven o'clock, the chimney of the Burnden Colliery, belonging to the Earl of Bradford, and situated a few yards off Manchester Rd, was struck by lightning, and a considerable portion of it knocked down with such force that the bricks of which it was built were thrown many yards and scattered across the road.
Just at the time the damage was done, the Farnworth omnibus was passing to Bolton, and the greatest alarm was created amongst the passengers, some of them being visibly affected by the inhalation of the electric fluid which filled the bus.
The guard of the bus, Schofield, experienced a temporary paralysis of his right arm.

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