1973 – Cooper, Gordon Richard
Derbyshire Times 3rd August 1973
Mr. Gordon Cooper, (30) of 37, East Street, Scarcliffe, usually worked the night shift at No.2 Pit, because of the irregular bus services to Markham from his home, but had agreed to a spell on the day-shift. His widow , Pauline, said “Monday was to be his first day on thew new shift”. A miner for over 14 years, he was among several victims of Monday’s disaster who had been transferred from Oxcroft Colliery only three months ago. He leaves a widow, two daughters, Deborah (7) and Beverley (5), and a two-year-old son, Shaun.
- Please note the Derbyshire Times account above incorrectly recorded the names of Gordon’s children which should have read Deborah, Kerry and Shane.
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