|Creswell Disaster - In Rememberance - Emails Page 2
Sept 1950 -Those Who Died
Just looked at your website and wonder if you can help please?
My partner and I are looking for a book (if available!) on the Creswell disaster, and wondered if you could help with info on titles/availability?
My partner’s father was the "telegram boy" at the time of the disaster in 1950 and knew many of the families in the village at the time.
Hope you can help.
|A methodist minister new to the area, I preached last night in Cresswell church, in the chapel dedicated to the men who died in September 1950.
I cannot tell you how moved I was - so many lives. What a waste!
I just want to thank you for putting together the details so I could follow it up on the internet.
I did grow up with a brother in the pit in North Yorkshire coalfield and three of his sons followed him. My eldest son is now digging coal in Queensland, Australia, and responsible (among other things) for safety... but they do it with draglines and huge machinery there.
Thanks - and keep up the good work.
Rev F Elizabeth Mackey
I have just been looking at the web page on the Creswell Disaster as my Grandad was one of those men who sadly lost their life.
Under the photo you have put a few paragraphs in about each person, reading about my Grandad I found that you had got a few details wrong, could it be at all possible to correct them please.
The wording stated that Mr Ernest Johnson (36) had 3 boys and 1 girl, but in fact he had 3 girls, Shirley (my mum), Marion, Gloria and 1 son Ernest.
Many Thanks for you time and I think the web site is brill, learnt a lot about that horrible day.
Yvonne Butcher (middle daughter of Shirley)
I am researching my family tree my late mother told me that she had a relative that was killed in the Creswell fire of 1950 can you tell me where Frederick Barker was born or is there any way for me to find any thing about him.