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From: "John Willis" <>
Subject: [BC Diaspora] Staffordshire men in Yorkshire mining disaster
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 21:52:19 +0100
Mining disaster at Maltby Colliery, Maltby, near Rotherham, Yorks.
120 Men and boys had volunteered to extinguish hazardous "gob fires" when on Saturday 28th July 1923 an explosion occurred, killing 27 men.
The list of casualties included the following men of Staffordshire origins:
RICHARD JOHN BROOKE, age 25, Miner, of 6 Coleridge Rd, Maltby. He had been employed at the Maltby pit for nearly three years, he was a native of South Staffordshire, and leaves a widow and one child.
HAROLD BOURNE, aged 25, Miner, of 49? Salisbury Rd, Maltby, native of Longton, Staffs., single, had been working at the pit since March.
RAYMOND CLINTON BOURNE, age 18, brother of above, Haulage Hand, of same address, also native of Longton, had been working at the pit since March.
SYLVANUS TURNER, born in Staffordshire 1898, Miner, of 12 Beresford Rd, Maltby, employed for about a year, 4½ years war service, leaves a widow.
LEONARD MEREDITH, age 22, native of South Staffordshire, single, worked at the pit 15 months.
AARON DANIELS,age 46, of Hanley, Staffs., of 13 Coleridge Rd., Maltby, leaves a widow & six children, had worked at the pit for eight years, his son was also working at the pit but escaped.
ALFRED FELLOWS, age 15, of Upper Gornal, Staffs., Haulage Hand, of 1? Tennyson Rd., Maltby, worked there only seven weeks
JONATHAN SPILSBURY, age 33, born Fenton, Stoke on Trent, Staffs., of 4 Cavendish Place, Maltby, leaves a widow & four children, had worked 15 months at the pit.
Source of information - . Films of weekly local newspaper "Rotherham Advertiser" at Archives & Local Studies Department, Rotherham Central Library. "Rotherham Advertiser" dated Saturday 4th August, 1923. (The house numbers and ages were difficult to read on the film)
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