1938 – Cowley, George

Family History Researched by Paul Burkitt:

Derbyshire Times 13th May 1938

G.Cowley, Pretoria St, Shuttlewood, originated from Clay Cross, having been formerly employed at Parkhouse No 7 Pit. He had worked as a miner at Markham Colliery for 10 years. He was keenly interested in music, having been a chorister at both Clay Cross Parish Church and latterly at St. Lawrence’s Church, Shuttlewood.


George was commemorated on the 16 September 2021. The location of the artwork dedicated to George can been seen here in Zone 1. You can watch the short launch video here.

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 Bolsover


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