1938 – Allen, James

Derbyshire Times 13thMay 1938

J.Allen of Arkwright Town, was only 25 and leaves a young wife, with whom he lived in rooms with Mrs Webb. His parents also live in Arkwright Town and he has been employed at Markham Colliery for a number of years. Allen was among the last victims to be recovered from the pit, and was among those which received the worst shock of the explosion.

His wife placed the following ‘In Memoriam’ in the Derbyshire Times in 1941.

Allen– In loving memory of a dear husband and father, James, who passed away in the Markham Pit Disaster. May 10th 1938

 Resting where no shadows fall,

 Peacefully sleeping he awaits us all,

God will mend the broken chain,

As one by one we meet again.

                             – From loving Wife and Son.



The commemoration took place on 29th May 2019. The location of the artwork dedicated to James can been seen here. Zone 3


Further information can be downloaded here:

James Allen.

James Allen family tree.


Further Information

Markham Colliery 1938 disaster

List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1938 disaster who were buried in Duckmanton


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