Latest Markham Mining Memorial Unveiling

Latest Markham Mining Memorial Unveiling

We are delighted to let you know that 15 further Walking Together commemorative figures have recently been installed to continue the Markham Vale mining memorial. We have moved our mailing list for the project into mailchimp due to increased interest and will be sending occasional updates out. We hope that you are happy for us to keep in touch in this way, but if you wish to unsubscribe you can do this at any time via the link at the bottom of the page.

The latest cluster has been generously supported by Viridor Credits Environmental Company through the Landfill Communities and commemorates the following men from the 1938 and 1973 disasters:


  • Harry Hudson, aged 26
  • John William Watson Commons, aged 33
  • William Edward Whelpton, aged 32
  • George Cyril Foulds Buckley, aged 40
  • Benjamin Wallace, aged 29
  • George Henry Jackson, aged 43
  • Joe Hardy, aged 37
  • Clarence Hill, aged 29
  • and Charles Bown, aged 27


  • Michael Kilroy, aged 53
  • George Clarence Briggs, aged 52
  • Clifford Brooks, aged 58
  • George Eyre, aged 60
  • Fred Reddish , aged 53

and Joseph William Brocklehurst, aged 58

Read their stories via the Storymine website

We have also created a handout for the event that you can read here.

As we are unable to hold a physical event we have created a short film to mark the ‘virtual’ unveiling that you can view via Youtube here.

You can also access the film and the full press release about this latest installation on the Derbyshire County Council website.

Film and photography credits - David John King.

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