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Ecclesfield Quarry tragedy in 1912

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1912 Accident at Ecclesfield Quarry in Townend Road.

Local lad Clifford Robinson , who was deaf, was killed by a falling rock when going down a well shaft looking for coal.This was more of a tragedy as he was the only breadwinner for his widowed mother and family.

20 experienced miners worked in relays to reach the lad but were unable to save him. One called Lawrence Barnes received a Bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for his heroic efforts.

 

 

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Press Report of the accident at Ecclesfield Quarry 

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