1938 – Furniss, Alfred

                                                                              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.

 

A special commemoration took place in November 2019 for Alfred Furniss. Following research by local historian Sandra Struggles and project volunteers contact has been made with Alfred’s daughter. Alfred was married with one child and had always worked for the Staveley Company in various pits. He was a member of the Company’s St. John’s Ambulance team.  Joyce Furniss, who no longer lives in the area, had never had a photo of her father and thanks to Sandra she received one on the day of her 95th birthday. The artwork dedicated to Alfred can been seen here. Zone 1.

 

Further Information

Markham Colliery 1938 disaster

List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster

 

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