1938 – Monk, Fred

Source: Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times

A service in Hollingwood Church was conducted for Mr. Fred Monk (60), 9, Elm Street Hollingwood. The hymns sung were “Jesus, Son of Mary” and “On the Resurrection Morning” together with the “De Profundia”. Mr. Monk had worked at Markham for a number of years and was formerly resident at Whittington Moor. The service was conducted by the Rev. J Nobbs and the Rev. E. A. E. Gill.

Research by Sandra Struggles:

Fred Monk was a former resident of Whittington Moor. His son, Kenneth was working on the same shift and was  injured in the blast. A joint service for Fred and his colleague and friend, Clarence Charles Palmer was held at Hollingwood Church and then they were buried side by side at Staveley. Fred left a widow and several children.

The location of the artwork dedicated to Fred was unveiled on 10 December 2020 in Zone 2, see the map here. You can watch a short commemorative film here.


Other Information

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 Staveley


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