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We are a History Video Group located in Outwood, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire in England. The club was formed in 2001 to encourage people of all ages to take an interest in film making. 

We intend to film events around our local communities in Outwood, Stanley, Alverthorpe, Wrenthorpe, Kirkhamgate and Lofthouse. All our members are volunteers and give their time freely.

The aim of our club is, with the aid of local funding, to produce a series of videos that reflect the history of our area, and to put together a digital database of film and photographs for future generations.

Forty-eight years ago today 21.3.1973  seven men lost their lives when Lofthouse Colliery flooded

One B. Kus said he heard a rumbling noise, then a loud crack, before seeing his fellow miners begin to run away.

At the tail gate near the coal face, shot firer R. Barrett was told over the phone to withdraw his men immediately.

The men took an alternative route and managed to escape through another district, South 4.

"Had they delayed a little longer this escape route would almost certainly have been blocked," the inquiry concluded.

But when all miners were counted, it was found that seven were still missing.

My Film made in 2001

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