1937 – Moreton, Charles

Source: Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times 29th January 1937.

Mr C Moreton, 3 Elm Street, Hollingwood was 29 and was married with three children. Although fond of sport he had been unable to take part because he was on afternoon shifts regularly. He had been a member of Brimington Club since coming to Hollingwood and had been working at Markham Colliery for the past six years. Rev E.A.E. Gill conducted the service in Hollingwood Church on Tuesday.


Family History researched by Paul Burkitt

Charles Moreton (1908 – 1937) was born in Clowne on 15thJune 1908. His parents were William Harry Moreton (1882 – 1959) and Hannah Wardle (1881 – ). His father was from Burslem in Staffordshire and his mother was from Pye Hill in Nottinghamshire. On the 1911 Census, Charles aged 2 was living with his parents, an older brother and a younger sister at 70 Neale Street in Clowne. His father was employed as a miner – filler (below ground).

In 1927 he married Doris Martin (1909 – 2002) in Clowne. Charles and Doris had three children between 1928 and 1933

Ralph Moreton  (1928 – )

Jean Moreton    (1929 – )

Roy Moreton     (1933 – )

Very little is currently known about the three children.

At the time of the accident on 21stJanuary 1937, Charles and his family were living at 3 Elm Street, Hollingwood. He was employed at Markham Colliery as a cutterman.

Charles was commemorated on the 22nd September 2016. The future location of the artwork dedicated to Harry can been seen here.  Zone 4.


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Charles Moreton

Charles Moreton family tree

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1937 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1937 disaster


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