Hello! I am trying to find the record of an accident in 1944 using your site. Although I can get other dates to work the one for this year is not working.
Can you help me find Thomas Fowler who was killed at South Kirkby pit, Yorkshire? I think he fell into some unguarded machinery according to family.
Repaired the broken link - All I can find is a Gerald Fowler, aged 39 who was killed on 7th June 1944 at South Kirkby, he was caught in machinery on the surface.
I found Gerald Fowler in Ancestry about an hour ago but not a Thomas, although his father was Thomas. Gerald was born 19 July 1904 in Ackworth, West Yorkshire. His parents were Thomas Fowler and Jane Lavinia Welburn, his wife was Annie Calder Eckersley. It would be a big coincidence, having two miners named Fowler, being caught in machinery and killed at the same pit in the same year, Bob Bradley suggests Gerald could be his second name, Thomas Gerald Fowler.
Yes that's him. One of his two sons born after he died is called Gerald after him!
Yes they lived on Colliery row because my granny was sister of Annie Eckersley and she took family in when made homeless.
Any detail on the accident? My oldest auntie was only 9 when it happened and she cant remember.
Any snippet would be nice as I am writing our whole family history, just to share amongst the next generation who have no idea about the miners.