1938 – Pickering, William

Source: Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times 13th May 1938

William Pickering, (24), 69 Speedwell, Staveley, who was unmarried, lived with his mother, Mrs Hobson, who has been married twice. He had been employed at Markham Colliery since a boy, and during that period had only been absent from work for a fortnight. He was the sole support of his mother. He was an enthusiastic member of the St John Ambulance Brigade having been associated with the organisation a year.

William was commemorated on the 16 September 2021. The location of the artwork dedicated to William can been seen here in Zone 1. You can watch the short launch video 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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