SLIDESHOW: Hundreds turn out to remember pit massacre

Hundreds of residents turned out for a dedication service marking the 120th anniversary of the Featherstone Massacre.

The town council commemorated the events of 1893 in which two people died at Ackton Hall Colliery with a memorial service on Saturday.

Dedication service marking the 120th anniversary of the Featherstone Massacre.'p306a338

Dedication service marking the 120th anniversary of the Featherstone Massacre.'p306a338

A procession led the crowds through the town to the remembrance garden on Station Lane and there was also an exhibition by the National Coal Mining Museum on the event.

Margaret Isherwood, former mayor of Featherstone, said: “It was a wonderful day and it was a wonderful way of remembering an event which plays such a big part in the history of Featherstone.

“I think it’s important that we don’t forget the massacre and it was great to see so many people there.”

The exhibition of the event will remain on display at the Featherstone Library, on Victoria Street, off Station Lane for the next couple of weeks.