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Mines REscueCreswell Disaster - In Rememberance - Page 3
Fri 29 Sept 1950 -Those Who Died
Thanks to Ian Gilbert and The Derbyshire Times, Fri 29 Sept 1950

Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Thomas William Hunt (51). Brooklyn Skinner Street. Creswell a deputy at the colliery, leaves a wife and one son. The eldest of a family of 10, Mr. Hunt went from Warwickshire to Creswell when he was young. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt had been married for 29 years and they returned from a Lake District holiday on Sunday. They had travelled nearly 1,000 miles together in their car last week and Mr, Hunt had only started work again on the night shift on Monday. Mr. Hunt was badly injured in the Pit in 1945 and he was told that he would never work again. He was determined to continue with his mining career, so he decided to sit for his deputy's exams. With the assistance of his son he studied for only a month, while others had been studying for a year, and he passed his exam. Mr. Hunt's 25 year?old son, George who lives in Welbeck Street, is an electrician in the same pit as his father. He was not affected by the fumes in the pit. Mrs. Hunt knew nothing of the accident until 9?30 on Tuesday morning and her husbands breakfast was ready for him on the table.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Robert Charles James (52) packer of 59, Welbeck Street, Creswell, was born at Chirk, North Wales, where most of his family now live. He came to Creswell Colliery during the General Strike of 1928. The Clowne Rural Council employs his brother, Mr. John James of Skinner St., Creswell. Another brother died ten weeks ago in Wales from silicosis after many years in colliery work.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Ernest Johnson (36), cutter, 58 Model Village, Creswell, was married and had 3 girls, Shirley, Marion, Gloria and 1 son Ernest. He had worked at Creswell Colliery for about 12 years, and before that he was employed at Halfway.

Yvonne Butcher (middle daughter of Shirley) and Ernest's grand daughter

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Reginald Kirk (39), ripper, 105 Model Village. Creswell was married and had two sons and one daughter. Born at Whaley Common, Mr. Kirk had worked at Creswell Colliery all his life. He was a stalwart of Creswell F.C., and also played at left full ? back for Shirebrook Supporters F.C. A keen snooker player, he was 1948 snooker champion at Creswell Institute.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Albert C. Mallender (47), 99, Duke Street, Creswell, who was a packer, had worked Creswell for the greater part of his life. He was born at Eckington and leaves a widow and one son. Mr. Ernest Leslie Needham (44), 47, Welbeck St. Creswell, was born at Stanfree. He was married and has one daughter. He worked at Oxcroft before coming to Creswell, where he was employed as a stone contractor.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Leslie Marshall (42), "Lynwood," Eyre Street, Creswell, was a deputy, and had worked at the colliery since a boy. He was a member of Creswell Parish Council, being elected in May 1949. He was a member of Creswell Methodist Sunday School, and was interested in youth work throughout Creswell. He leaves a widow and two sons.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Edward Millward (44), 92. Duke Street, Creswell, was married with five children. He was a native of Mosboro' and worked at Wells' Collieries, Holbrook ' before going to Creswell 14 years ago. He was a member of the Creswell Branch of the British Legion, having served in the Royal Engineers during the 1939?45 war.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Mr. Ernest Leslie Needham (44), 47, Welbeck St. Creswell, was born at Stanfree. He was married and has one daughter. He worked at Oxcroft before coming to Creswell, where he was employed as a stone contractor.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
William Henry Orvice (49), erector, 18 Model Village, Creswell, was married and had two daughters. He had worked at Creswell Colliery for about 25 years. He had celebrated his 49th birthday on Saturday.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Erie Parkin (36), cutter, 48, Morven St., Creswell, went to Cheswell from Somercotes and worked all his life at Creswell Colliery. He leaves a wife and four children. He was for many years a member of Creswell Ambulance Unit.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Kenneth Robinson (25), 3 Victoria St., Creswell was born at, Shuttlewood and worked, at the pit as a packer. Previously he was employed at Oxcroft Colliery No3. He leaves a widow and one daughter.
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James Lewis Sadler (42) ripper. 4 Duchess Street. Creswell was born at Shirland Nr, Alfreton, and went to Creswell about 12 years ago. He had worked at the colliery 12 years. He leaves a wife, a son and a daughter. His son Keith (20) has recently returned home after completing his national service, and has passed several meteorological examinations.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Thomas Senior (42), chargeman packer, 21, Malthouse Road, Whitwell, leaves a widow and three children. He was born at High Moor, Killamarsh, and had lived at Whitwell about 11 years. Formerly employed at Norwood and Whitwell Collieries, he had worked at Creswell Colliery for five years. Mr. Senior was a member of Whitwell Miners' Institute and a keen amateur gardener, who exhibited and won prizes at many local agricultural shows.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
J. Shaw (44), 'Sherbourne," Eyre Street. Creswell. is married and has one son. He was born at Hucknall and was a ripping contractor at the pit. He was interested in gardening. His son, who works at the Colliery, was one of the volunteers who formed a rescue team.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Herbert Shipley (38), cutter. 50 Model Village, Creswell, was born at Doncaster. He went to Creswell from Hucknall about 14 years ago. Mr. Shipley was married with two boys. The eldest son, 15 year?old Thomas is also working at Creswell Colliery. Mr. Shipley was at prominent member of Creswell Colliery Welfare Club.
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T.Traylor, Born at Clayhanger, Staffs., Mr. Thomas Traylor (43), cutter, had lived with his mother, Mrs. Hanna Traylor, at 20 Ann St., Creswell. A bachelor, Mr. Traylor came to Creswell 42 years ago and had worked at Creswell Colliery for 29 years. His father was employed at the same pit from 1907.

 

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