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  1. My father was born in March 1918, his father not around. His grandfather and uncle were killed in the Minnie Pit Disaster 12th January 1918 along with two of his younger cousins and 152 others in the village and surrounding area. We noted recently mention of the 1926 Illegitemacy Act on his birth certificate, interestingly obtained in 1926. An earlier birth certificate from 1918 showed his mother, our grandmother, had his first name followed by the family name as a second first name which was used on his birth certificate as the family name in 1926. The family name at the time of his birth was the family name of the people lost in the Pit Disaster, his mother’s family name.

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