1973 – Plewinski, Lucjan Julian

Source: Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times 3rd August 1973.

For three years Mr Lucjan Plewinski stayed away from mining after being made redundant at Westthorpe Colliery. But he was unable to find another job. Three months ago he started back at work – as a miner at Markham Colliery. Mr Plewinski, who was 59, lived at 8 Ranmoor Close, Hasland, Chesterfield. He cam to this country with the Polish Army in 1946 and was stationed at Hardwick Camp. He worked at Westthorpe Colliery for 23 years. He was a founder Chairman of the Polish Ex-Servicemen’s Association in Chesterfield, and for three years running won Chesterfield Corporation’s best-kept garden award for the Hasland area. He is survived by his wife Alice, and one son.


The artwork dedicated to Lucjan 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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