1973 – Kaminski, Jan

Source: Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times 3rd August 1973.

A former corporal in the Free-Polish Army, Mr. Jan Kaminski (58), was demobbed in England in 1947, and became a miner at Williamthorpe Colliery. He lived at 58 Station Rod, Pilsley. There he worked as a face-worker until the pit closed two years ago and he was transferred to Markham Colliery. He was a quiet man and many of his workmates did not even know his name. He leaves a widow and one son.

Research by Sandra Struggles:

Jan was married to his French born wife, Josephine and they had a son, Jan Frank, aged 21 years who planned to become a civil engineer.


The artwork dedicated to Jan was installed 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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