Clowne man killed at Oxcroft Colliery

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Friday, November 7 – 1930
A verdict of “Accidental death” was returned by the Chesterfield and District Coroner, Dr. R.A. McCrea, who sat with a jury a Oxcroft Colliery Institute on Friday to enquire into the death of James Wild (22), 64 Mansfield Road, Clowne, who was killed by a fall of roof in No. 23 Gate, while following his employment at Oxcroft Colliery on Wednesday last.

James Wild funeral 4

There were also present Mr. James Young (representing Oxcroft Colliery Company), Mr. J. Spencer (the Derbyshire Miners’ Association), and Mr. J. Hall (H.M. Inspector of Mines).

Evidence of identification was given by John Henry Pettinger, 64 Mansfield Road, Clowne, brother-in-law of the deceased, who said he last saw Wild alive in the pit bottom on Tuesday night about 20 minutes to 10, when he was in a normal state of health.

Anthony Webster (34), 38, Bentinck Road, Shuttlewood, said on the night of…

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