What have Penistone, Hull, Thirsk and Bradford got in common? Along with many other places in Yorkshire, they were the scenes of major disasters. This book is a fascinating collection of events including railway accidents, lifeboat disasters, mining disasters, floods, boats sinking, chimneys collapsing and ferries being blown up. The stories explain how the disasters happened, how people reacted at the time and where the blame was seen to lie, though all too often the word 'accident' covered a multitude of sins. The disasters cover a range of types, places and dates showing that no one is ever really safe anywhere, any time! SALES First account in one volume of well-known and forgotten disaster affecting Yorkshire Includes natural events as well as accidents Wide coverage throughout the old county of Yorkshire Wide timespan, from medieval times to the modern era Of value to anyone interested in social, local and family history Includes lists of victims, backgrounds and the story of events Well illustrated Experienced author and family historian AUTHOR Vivien Teasdale has had a long standing interest in local and family history. She has published widely, in particular in Practical Family History Magazine and is editor of the Pontefract Family History Society Journal. Her books include Huddersfield Mills, Huddersfield Mill Memories and Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths around Huddersfield.