June 28, 1934
William Cunningham, a miner, and former Liverpool professional footballer, was killed while working in Shilbottle Colliery, Northumberland.
(Source: Nottingham Evening Post: June 29, 1934)
The first fatal accident at Shibottle Colliery in ten years, during which time it has lifted 2,000,000 tons of coal, occurred yesterday. The victim was William Cunningham (40), a hewer, of Front Street, Alnmouth, and a former professional footballer, who was killed by a fall of stone.
(Source: Hartlepool Northern Daily: June 29, 1934)
** Shilbottle Colliery Group. Picture found at http://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/006057FS.htm