1973 – Brooks, Clifford

Source: Derbyshire Times

Clifford Brooks had been a miner for years but had only worked at Markham Colliery for three months. Clifford left a widow, and was cremated at Brimington.

Derbyshire Times 3rd August 1973

Monday’s tragedy claimed, two life-long friends and workmates at Oxcroft Colliery for over 20 years – Mr. Clifford Brookes and Mr Charlie Turner. They had been drinking together at a local pub on Sunday evening, only a few hours before the tragedy occurred. Mr Brookes (58) of 138 Alma Road, North Wingfield, was a deputy at Oxcroft for 19 years before his transfer to Markham Colliery only three months ago. He was due to work the night-shift on Monday, but agreed to a fatal last minute switch because a workmate was on holiday. A native of Holmewood, he had been a miner all his working life. He leaves a widow

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

 

Further Information

Markham Colliery 1973 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1973 disaster.

 

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