1938 – Roper, Arthur

Source: Derbyshire Times

1938 – ARTHUR ROPER, Contractor, 61

Arthur Roper of Rectory Road, Duckmanton, had lived in the village for thirty years and formerly worked at Denby where he was employed as a colliery deputy.  He left a widow and three sons, Thomas, Leslie and Clarence.  He was buried at Duckmanton.

Arthur was commemorated on the 16 September 2021. The location of the artwork can be found in zone 6 on the trail map which can be downloaded here.


Derbyshire Times 13th May 1938

A Roper, Rectory Road, Duckmanton. who was 62 years of age, was born in Kilburn. He had lived at Duckmanton for 30 years and was formerly employed at Denby. Until 1921 he was a colliery deputy and then continued working as a contractor, a position, which he occupied at the time of his death.


Further Information:

Markham Colliery 1938 disaster

List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster


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