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Creswell Disaster - In Rememberance - Page 1
Fri 29 Sept 1950 -Those Who Died
Thanks to Ian Gilbert and The Derbyshire Times, Fri 29 Sept 1950

John Edwin Oliver John Edwin Oliver, (52), ripper. He was 53 when buried. Photographed here just 6 weeks before his death at his daughter Edith's wedding at Creswell church. He is now buried only a few yards from the spot where this was taken, with his devoted wife, also called Edith, who died aged 96.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
William Adams (51), ripper, 98 Gray Street Clowne, was married with one son and a grandchild. He was married at Clowne 30 years ago, and was a miner all his life, working for many years at Creswell Colliery Mr. Adams was a member of Clowne Liberal Club for most of his working life and was also a member of Clowne British Legion, having served in the Great War.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Horace Attenborough (46), packer, 63 Duchess Street, Creswell, was a native of Mosboro' and had lived at Creswell for about eight years. He was not married. He had been in the Territorial Army at Worksop for some time.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Frederic Barker, (41), 38, Wood Avenue, Creswell. was born at Bakestone Moor, and had been working at Creswell Colliery for about 16 years. He was well known in many local circles, being a member of Creswell British Legion, the C.E.M.S. and a sidesman at Creswell Church. Mr. Barker served for a period as a sergeant in the Royal Artillery. He leaves a wife, a son and a daughter. It is just 20 years ago since Mrs. Barker lost her first husband, Mr. Jack Ellis, who was killed under a fall of coal in the same colliery. They had only been married five weeks.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Lee John Buxton (59). Steel supervisor, 5 Rotherham Road Clowne, was a native of BarIboro and he had lived in Clowne since his marriage. He leaves a wife, three sons, one daughter and two grand children.
He worked at Stanfree and Oxcroft for a number of year before going to Creswell. Until a few weeks ago he was an active member of the local Special Constabulary, and has long-service medals with bars.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Robert Brough (36), cutter, 10 Hickenwood Crescent, Clowne leaves a widow and seven children whose ages range from a son (11) to two months old twins. Born at Clowne he had wrorked at Creswell 12 years. He played with Clowne Cricket team.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Leonard Bower (38), deputy, Elmton Road Creswell, leaves a widow and four children. His activities included membership of the local Fishing Club.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Alfred Edgar Bryan (56), 212 Model Village, was born at Belper and after working in the pit at Ilkeston came to Creswell about 18 years ago. He has been a mine for 42 years and leaves a widow and one son.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Harry Clarke (46), ripper, 57 Neale Street, Clowne, leaves a widow and five children. Born at Clowne he worked at Shireoaks Colliery until it was flooded and he then went to Creswell Pit.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
George Charles Cope (59), 35 Wood Avenue, Creswell, was a native of Alfreton but had lived at Creswell over 50 years and had worked at Creswell pit for 46 years. He leaves a widow and one son. His father, the late Mr G. Cope, was well known as checkweigh man at the colliery.
Sam Cocking (42), Cutterman
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
McDara Connelley (28), 7 Bl Block. Bevin Hostel, Creswell, had only worked at Creswell for five months, previously having been at Manton.
An Irishman. He married Miss Gibson, whose parents live at 35, Sheffield Road, Creswell. He leaves a widow, son and daughter.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
George William Gillert (39), ripper, 138, Model Village, Creswell, was married with three children. Born at Creswell, Mr. Gillert had worked at Creswell Colliery since leaving school.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Harry Godfrey (51), High Banks, Skinner Street, Creswell. Overman at the colliery, had been employes at Creswell since a boy. He leaves a widow.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Kenneth Amos Goucher (42) 28 Morven Street, Creswell, was a native of Whaley, but had worked at Creswell since leaving school. He leaves a widow and three daughters. He took an active part in the St John Ambulance movement.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Thomas Henry Evans (50) packer, 23 Hollin Hill, Clowne was born at Shirebrook, but had lived in Clowne for 10 Years. He worked at Creswell Colliery for 12 years. He leaves a widow one son, one daughter and one grandchild. He was to have celebrated his silver wedding in December. For five and a half years after the Great War, Mr Evans served in the Field Artillery in India. For some years he was a member of Clowne Old Comrades' Club. His daughter lost her father-in-law last November when he was killed in an accident at Markham Colliery.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Gordon Fox was the oldest of the dead men being 62-year-old , 218 Model Village. He had worked at Creswell Colliery since 1919 and was previously at Clowne. He served during the 1914 - 18 War. He was unmaried. He was born at Baarlboro', where his father, the late Mr Tom Fox was well known as a cricketer, and his record of 10 wickets for no runs against Handley is still often referred to. Mr Fox lived with his sister and brother-in-law and his 88 year old mother, Mrs Isaline Fox.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Ernest Deakin (60) gummer, 137 Creswell Road, Clowne, had been working at the colliery for 24 years. He was born at Clowne and leaves a wife, one son a daughter and a grandchild. He was an active member of Clowne Liberal Club and a mamber of Sheffield Druids' Club which was formerly connected with the family when it was known as Deakin's Pride Lodge. Mr Deakin's daughter, Thelma, was married five weeks ago to Mr Jack Wood (26), 137 Creswell Road, Clowne, a miner at Whitwell Colliery.

 

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