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Mines REscueCreswell Disaster - In Rememberance - Page 4
Fri 29 Sept 1950 -Those Who Died
Thanks to Ian Gilbert and The Derbyshire Times, Fri 29 Sept 1950

Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Stephen Edward Limb (55) 293, Model village, Creswell, had lived at Creswell all his life and leaves a widow and 23 year-old son, who also works at Creswell Colliery. Mr. Limb had worked at the pit since he was 14. Shipley, another of the dead men, was Mrs, Limb's nephew.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
John Henry London (48), "The Dene," Skinner Street, Creswell, lived at Stanfree for most of his life, going to Creswell in 1938. He worked at Creswell pit for about 15 years and was previously at Oxcroft and Shireoaks. He was married with a son and daughter.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times

William James London (51), packer, , 4, Appletree Road, Stanfree, leaves a widow, one son and one daughter. He was born in the house next door, 2, App letree Road, where his parents, Mr. And Mrs. F. London, kept a general store, now run by Mr. Brough. Mr. London, whose brother at Creswell was also killed in the disaster, had worked at Oxcroft and Whitwell Collieries, and had been at Creswell pit for four years. He was a member of Oxcroft Colliery Institute and of the Miners' Club at Shuttlewood. He had been employed as a collier for about 37 years.

Andy Cadman
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times

William Mellish (56), A Steel supervisor (uncle of William below). 26 Duchess Street, Creswell, was born at Creswell and worked at Creswell Colliery since he was 14 years old. He leaves a wife, a son, and two daughters. He was a member of Creswell Bullivant Club.

Vicky Simons, Great Grand Daughter
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
William Mellish (36), Dataler (nephew of William above), 7, Church Street, Creswell, leaves a widow and two sons aged 12 and one year respectively. He was born at Creswell and had worked, at Creswell Colliery from leaving school. Because of, ill health he had recently resigned from his duties as Treasurer to Creswell Nomads F.C. He was a member of the village Male Voice Choir.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Arnold Robinson (29), packer, 13, Block 2A, Bevin Hostel, Creswell was born in Manchester and had lived in London. During the World War he served with the Royal Engineer's as a driver in the Desert campaigns, and was mentioned in despatches. His wife, Mrs. Gladys Mary Robinson, is the eldest daughter of AW. and Mrs. S. Harding, Duke Street, Creswell. Mr, and Mrs. Robinson met when they were working together at a Buxton hotel. During the war Mrs. Robinson served with the W.A.A.F. There is no family.
Stephen Harding - Arnold Robinson, newly married to my father's sister (my uncle). I never knew him and certainly hardly any of the living relatives would have known him. But he is part of our family history and "May He Rest In Peace"
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Sydney Rodgers (46). Cragg Villas, Creswell, leaves a widow and one daughter. Born in Shropshire, he came to Creswell in 1926, and was employed at the pit as a packer.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Victor Rose (53), cutter. Park Villas, Ringer Lane, Clowne, had worked in the pit all his life with the exception of a period of service with the Royal Horse Artillery during the 1914?18 war. He leaves a wife and daughter. He was a member of Clowne Miners' Welfare and of the Constitutional Club.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Leslie Rutherford (26), cutter, 221, Elint6n Rd., Creswell had worked at Creswell Colliery for only nine months. Previously he was employed at Markham No. 1 pit. Born at Clowne, he started work as a miner on leaving school. He leaves a widow, but no family.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
T. Severn (46), 21 Church St., Creswell, was born at New Whittington. He was employed on light work at Creswell pit owing to receiving an injury to his back.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Thomas Smith (50), 221, Model Village, had worked at Creswell Pit since he was 14. He was unmarried and lived with his mother. He was a member of St. John Ambulance. During the 1914 -18 war he was wounded.
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Joseph Taylor (42), was born at Clowne and was a packer and cutter. He lived at 16 Occupation Rd., Barlboro' and had worked at Creswell Colliery for 28 years. He leaves a widow, but no family. He came to Creswell at the age of four, and as a younger man was a well known local sportsman. Mr. Taylor formerly played inside-left for Creswell Recs. F.C. He was a keen gardener.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Reginald Teasdale (46), 10, King St., Creswell, had worked at Creswell for 13 years, and obtained the position of deputy. He was head warden in Creswell Branch of the St. Jonn. Ambulance Brigade. He leaves a widow and one daughter.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Carey G. Thorpe (46), 4, Central Avenue. Creswell, had worked at the colliery since he left school. He was married with one daughter. Last Saturday was the 17th anniversary of the death of his father. Mr. Wm. Henry Thorpe. Who with a man named Booth, was buried by a fall of roof in the first double fatality at Creswell pit.
  Colin Clifford Ward (30), Packer, 5 Queen Street Creswell. Colin left a wife, a 5 week old son born on 20th August 1950, another son, aged 5 years and a 7 year old daughter. Colin also left a 4 year old daughter Audrey, whose birthday was on 28th October, about a month after the disaster.   

Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
Robert William Thomas Walker (38), packer, 19, Gray Street, Clowne, held the rank of captain with the Notts and Derbyshire Regt. until three years ago, when went to Creswell Colliery. He was in the regular army for 18 years and served with the Indian Army. Born at Clowne. He leaves a widow, one son and a daughter. His daughter, Patricia, was born on the same day as Prince Charles. Mr. Walker was a leading member of Clowne British Legion, being a former chairman. His wife was a native of Leeds and he met her when she was working with N.A.A.F.I. in Guernsey.
Courtesy of the Derbyshire Times
George Yearham (55) was married, with two sons, one of whom is a captain in the R.A.M.C. serving in Malaya. Mr. Yearham was interested in gardening, and had been employed at Creswell as a stone contractor for a number of years.

 

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