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1973 – Brocklehurst, Joseph William

Source: Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times 3rd August 1973

The two latest victims of the disaster were Mr Joseph William Brocklehurst and Mr. Albert Tyler. The former did on Thursday week and the latter on Friday. Both funerals took place yesterday afternoon.

Mr Brocklehurst (59), 2 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, had been a miner all his life, except for active service with the Royal Corps of Signals during the World War. He began working at Grassmoor Colliery when he left school and later moved to Williamthorpe, from where he was transferred to Markham Colliery 18 years ago. For the past ten years he had been a deputy and for the same period had been a keen serving member of the St. Johns Ambulance Brigade. Mr Brocklehurst had been married for 36 years. He leaves a widow, four daughters, a son and seven grand-children.

 

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Markham Colliery 1973 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1973 disaster.

 

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