1973 – Stone, Frank

Researched by Local Historian Sandra Struggles:

Frank Stone of 65, Pencroft Drive, Danesmoor, was transferred to do supply duties away from the coal face because he could not hear properly and was at risk. He had been a miner all his working life except for a short time during the Second World War when as a ‘Militia Man’ he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. He had been at Markham for two years having previously worked at Parkhouse and Oxcroft pits. Frank left a widow, Nora and son Murray and grand daughter. He was buried at Clay Cross Cemetery aged 53 years.

The artwork dedicated to Frank was unveiled on 10 December 2020 in Zone 2, see the map here. You can watch a short commemorative film here.

Further Information

Markham Colliery 1973 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1973 disaster.


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