1938 – Furniss, Alfred
1938 – ALFRED FURNISS, Road Man, 39
Alfred Furniss of 61 Cavendish Street, Staveley, was married and had one child. He had always worked for the Staveley Company in various pits. He was a member of the Company’s St. John’s Ambulance team. His two brothers were also miners.
A special commemoration took place in November 2019 for Alfred Furniss. Following research by local historian Sandra Struggles and project volunteers contact was made with Alfred’s daughter Joyce Furniss, Joyce no longer lived in the area and had never had a photo of her father and thanks to Sandra she received one on the day of her 95th birthday.
Alfred was commemorated in November 2019. The location of the artwork can be found in zone 1 on the trail map which can be downloaded here.
Derbyshire Times 13thMay 1938
Alfred Furniss, aged 39, of 61 Cavendish Street, Staveley, who was killed was married and had one child. He had always worked for the Staveley Company in various pits. He was a member of the Company’s St. John’s Ambulance team. His two brothers are miners.
Markham Colliery 1938 disaster
List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster
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