1938 – Whelpton, William Edward

1938 – WILLIAM EDWARD WHELPTON, Rope Greaser, 32

William Edward Whelpton of 48 Hill Top Road, Old Whittington left his widow and son John who was three years old.  William was buried at Newbold Parish Churchyard.

William was commemorated in July 2020. The location of the artwork can be found in zone 12 on the trail map which can be downloaded here. You can watch a short commemorative film here.


Derbyshire Times

The funeral of Mr. W. E. Whelpton (32), 48, Hill Top Road, Old Whittington, Chesterfield. took place at Newbold Parish Churchyard. The Rev. L. C. Cutlack officiated.


Further Information:

Markham Colliery 1938 disaster

List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster


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