1938 – William Sherwin
Researched by Local Historian Sandra Struggles:
Reproduced from the Sheffield Independent (14 May 1938) –
“William Sherwin, a 64 year old miner whose body was one of the first to be recovered from the pit was to have retired in September, when he would have been 65. He leaves seven sons and one daughter, his wife having died some years ago. ‘We could not get him to give up his work’ one of his sons, Mr Harold Sherwin of Chesterfield told a reporter. ‘He barely escaped the last explosion at Markham Colliery in January last year and had just come off the shift when it happened’. ‘Following that, he had his leg broken in a pit accident, but he insisted on returning to the pit until he was compelled to retire”.