July 1893 Manpower at Methley Collieries at the time of Colliers Strike
Colliery Men and Boys
Henry Briggs & Co
M. Junction 336
H Briggs & Co
Foxholes Pit 1 230
WWood & Son
Foxholes Pit 2 300
Colliers strike – men gave notice on instructions of Miners
Association at Barnsley. They will not return until
proposed 25% reduction had been settled.
Disturbances and riots lead up to reading of the Riot Act
to Acton Hall men at Featherstone . Two colliers were
shot and killed by the dragoons.