1938 – Whelpton, William Edward

William Edward Whelpton worked at Markham Colliery as a Rope Greaser. After a service in Newbold Parish Church he was buried in the churchyard there. He was 32 years old and left a widow.

 

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.

 

The location of the artwork dedicated to William will be in Zone 2, see the map here.

 

Further Information:

Markham Colliery 1938 disaster

List of miners killed and injured in the 1938 disaster

 

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