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Newspapers Derbyshire Life Parish Magazine

Newspapers - 1900s - Page 3

Derby Daily Telegraph 1902.
Comparisons 1891 to 1901

SUDDEN DEATH AT SHIPLEY – On Monday Mr. E E. Leech held an inquest at the Black Horse Inn, Mapperley, respecting the death of William Shelburn, aged 64, who was found dead in Shipley Wood Lane on Friday night. – The widow said her husband had to walk two miles from Mapperley Lodge to his work in Shipley, where he was engaged as a woodman to Mr K. M. Mundy.  As Shelburn did not return a search party was organised, and James Milward, the head woodman, with another man, found the deceased, who had fallen evidently whilst hedge cutting. – Dr. R. Wood, of Ilkeston, said death was probably due to natural causes – heart failure – A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.

Derby Daily Telegraph
Wednesday 06 August 1919


An inquest was conducted Mr. B W. Sale (coroner) on Tuesday at the Institute, touching the death John Morley (66), 6, Dorothy Cottages, Pimlico, Ilkeston, who died on Saturday. Gertrude, wife of the deceased, said she last saw him alive on the night of Friday, Aug. 1 about 8.30, when he left for his work at Mapperley Colliery. About 8.30 following morning she was informed that he was seriously injured, and later that he was dead.—Arthur Hardy, deputy the Colliery, said that on the morning of Aug. 2 he was told that there had been fall of bind. On going to the spot he found Morley underneath, and when he was extricated about an hour and a half later he was dead.—Thomas Hall, who was working near the deceased at the time, also gave evidence. —Dr. A. C. Adams, of West Hallam who was called, found deceased dead on arrival, and said death was due to suffocation.—A verdict was returned to that effect.

Derby Daily Telegraph
Monday 01 December 1919


There was a representative gathering at West Hallam on Saturday of officials and workmen connected with the three pits of the Mapperley Colliery Company, and Major Beaumont H. Checkland, M.C, a director, who to-morrow (Tuesday) will be wedded to Miss Hodgson, of  Bridlington, at St. Peter's, Eaton Square, London, was the recipient of presents from the employees.

The gifts consisted of a canteen of cutlery and a silver salver, the, latter inscribed: ''Presented to Major and Mrs.Checkland  by officials and workmen of the Mapperley Collieries, on the occasion of their marriage 2nd December. 1919.'" Mr. George Spencer, a. director and agent of the company, presided, and expressed the pleasure felt on the safe return of Major Checkland after having served throughout the war as an officer in the Sherwood Foresters
 Major Checkland in replying, said that it was his intention to live the district.


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