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 location of the artwork dedicated to Jan 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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