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1973 – Tyler, Albert

Derbyshire Times.

Mr. Albert Tyler (64), 107, Church Lane, Calow, had spent 50 years working in the pits of the area. He was born at Holmewood and started working at Holmewood Colliery on leaving school. A move to Glapwell was followed by a transfer to Markham Colliery 18 years ago. He was a development worker.

Mr Tyler had been married for 41 years and leaves a widow, a son, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

Albert (64) was the oldest miner to be killed in the three disasters, while Arthur Brown (18) was the youngest. Both Albert and Arthur were the first of the 106 miners to be commemorated in recognition of being the oldest and youngest miner killed in the three disasters. The commemoration took place on 30th July 2013.

 

The location of the artwork dedicated to Albert can been seen here.

 

Further Information

Markham Colliery 1973 disaster

List of miners killed in the 1973 disaster.

 

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