1937 – Slater, Wilfred Edmund

Source: Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times 29th January 1937

Wilfred Edmund Slater (30), 10 Canal Wharf, Chesterfield was born at Birdholme. He leaves a widow and four children.  Slater was one of the organisers of the Canal Wharf Children’s Outing and was a member of the Canal Wharf F.C. and Canal Wharf C.C.  His parents live at Whitebank Yard, Derby Road, Chesterfield and he was their eldest son. He had lived at Canal Wharf for eight years and had worked at Markham Colliery for a similar period.

The funeral took place on Tuesday, the internment in Christ Church cemetery, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, preceded by a service in Christ Church, conducted by the Rev. F. Ginever.


Family History researched by Paul Burkitt

Wilfred Edmund Slater ( 1906 – 1937) was born in Birdholme near Chesterfield in July 1906. His parents were George Arthur Slater (1879 – 1969) and May Ann Bond (1882 – 1942). Both of his parents came from Hasland, Derbyshire. Wilfred Edmund was their second of six children.  On the 1911 Census, Wilfred Edmund, aged four is living with his parents and two siblings at 273 Birdholme, Derbyshire. His father was employed as a coal miner – hewer.

In 1927 Wilfred Edmund married Emily May Openshaw (1906 – 1970) in Chesterfield. Between 1928 and 1933 Wilfred Edmund and Emily May had four children.

                                    Philp Slater                         (1928 – 1996)

                                    Roy Slater                           (1929 – 1997)

                                    Kenneth Edmund Slater     (1931 – 1994)

                                    Rosemary Slater                 (1933 – 1998) 

When the accident happened on 21st January 1937, Wilfred Edmund and his family were living at 10 Canal Wharf in Chesterfield. He was employed at Markham Colliery as a Stallman.

Wilfred Edmund was commemorated on 22nd September 2016.   The location of the artwork dedicated to Wilfred Edmund can been seen here. Zone 3


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Wilfred Edmund Slater

Wilfred Edmund Slater family tree

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1937 disaster

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