The Children of Furnace Park // Free performance at 3pm, Saturday July 5th

In 1886, 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. children We will be remembering this event on Saturday July 3rd as part of the Changing Gears festival when Elaine Parker and Dave Langridge will perform The Children of Furnace Park, written by Alice Collins. The performance begins at 3pm. Free entrance. Read Colin Drury’s piece on The Children of Furnace Park from when it was first performed in March 2014.

The Children of Furnace Park

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 and performed by Elaine Parker and Dave Langridge

A talk by historian Chris Hobbs

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

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

Reserve a free place on our eventbrite page

Children of Furnace Park QR code