1938 – Garland, Alfred

Derbyshire Times 13thMay 1938

Alfred Garland, 32 Foljambe Road, Brimington, aged 52 years, was a native of Brimington, where he was well known. He had worked at Markham Colliery for many years and for the past five years, had been on the night shift. His workmate, I. Kerry, Station Road, Brimington was fortunate in escaping injury owing to the fact that he went straight to the pit bottom, as he had no occasion to wait for a bus, but travels home by cycle. Mr Garland had ample time to catch his bus, and the last time he was seen alive was when he was passed on the road by Mr. T. Fox (one of the injured). At that time Garland was sitting by the road tying his boot lace. He leaves a widow and a daughter.

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