Bicentenary of fatal mill fire marked
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Colne Bridge fire: 17 children remembered 200 years on

A special service has taken place to mark the bicentenary of a cotton mill blaze which killed 17 children.

The cotton spinners, as young as eight years old, were at work when the building at Colne Bridge caught fire.

At Kirkheaton Parish Church, candles were lit and wreaths laid to remember those killed.

You can see this story in full on BBC Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire at 19:30 GMT on BBC One on Monday 12 February, or via iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.

  • 12 Feb 2018