1938 – Haywood, Wilfred

Researched by Local Historian Sandra Struggles:

Wilfred Haywood  lived at 16, Poolsbrook Cottages and was a ripper at Markham where he died aged 36 years. He had a son Harry. Harry Haywood’s family came to pay their respects to their grandfather on 26th September 2018.


Family History Researched by Paul Burkitt:

Wilfred Haywood was born in April 1902 in Poolsbrook in Derbyshire. His parents were Ernest Haywood (1879 – 1957) and Esther Cotton (1878 – 1932). On the 1911 census, at the age of eight, he was living with his parents at 112 Poolsbrook. He was the only surviving child of the four children born to Ernest and Esther, prior to 1911. His grandmother (Eliza Munslow) was living with them. Wilfred married Eveline Fanny James in September 1925 in Staveley. Their only son Harry James Haywood was born in 1926. When Wilfred was killed in the Markham Colliery disaster of 10 May 1938 he was living at 16 Poolsbook, Derbyshire and employed as a Ripper. He was buried in Staveley cemetery on 14 May 1938.

A year after Wilfred was killed, the relatives of Wilfred placed an “In Memoriam” notice in the ‘Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald


“He toiled so hard for those he loved

And left us to remember.

From his loving Wife, Son, Father, Brother and Sister.


Wilfred was commemorated on the 26th September 2018 . The location of the artwork dedicated to Wilfred can been seen here. Zone 1.


Further information can be downloaded here –

Wilfred Haywood

Wilfred Haywood Family Tree

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