1938 – Kirk, Rowe
Derbyshire Times Friday 13thMay 1938
Of the Barlbro’ victims, Mr Rowe Kirk was probably the best known by reason of his active part in the social activities of the parish. For over 50 years he had been a member of the Parish Church choir, and in pre-war days was prominently associated with the old Barlbro’ Choral Society. He was the check-weighman at Southgate Colliery, Clowne, until the pit was closed down in 1929 owing to flooding and was popular with the men. To the last he was secretary to the local penny-in-the-£ scheme, was a trustee of the Miners Welfare, and for several years was a member of the Parish Council. Sport also claimed his wholehearted support, and he assisted the de Rodes Cricket Club in its palmiest days, being a good all-rounder. Mr Kirk was an uncle of Mr Harold Kirk, until recently the manager of Ireland Colliery, and now the agent of Markham Collieries. He leaves a widow and a grown-up son and daughter.
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