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|TitleOfWork:||Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial|
|Location:||In the churchyard of Christ Church. (SE438406)|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Description: A sandstone pedestal with four marble faces, each inscribed, surmounted by a small obelisk, and with a marble pillar at each corner. Some floral decoration. The whole on two steps, which have been pointed around their base. There may have been a small decorative feature on teh top of the monument, if so this is now missing.
Inscription: In Affectionate Remembrance / OF / EDWARD DONKIN / THE SON OF WILLIAM AND MARY DONKIN / WHO LOST HIS LIFE AT THE OAKS COLLIERY .... ALSO TOM DONKIN, SON OF / THE ABOVE AGED 16 YEARS / ALSO CHARLES DONKIN, SON OF / THE ABOVE AGED 13 YEARS .....
Comment: Several miners' graves can be seen in the churchyard adjacent to this monument.