New performance at Furnace Park – Saturday March 22nd

The Children of Furnace Park

Saturday March 22nd, 2pm – 3pm

In 1866, eight children were killed in Shalesmoor when the wall of a warehouse belonging to Daniel Doncaster & Sons collapsed on them, unleashing tons of steel bars, timber and slates.

On Saturday March 22nd, we will be hosting an event at Furnace Park that remembers this accident through talks and performance.

The event will include:

A monologue written by Alice Collins

A talk by historian Chris Hobbs

A talk by Neil Anderson, local publisher and relative of two of the children killed in the accident

To reserve a place, please email Amanda Crawley Jackson (

The event is free, although you are welcome to make a donation.


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