Skelton Park Fatality – Joseph Winter – 06 Sep 1882

Aged 37, Miner, fall of stone; was holding a light while his mate (Francis Oxendale) was baring down a piece of top stone left after a shot, when it suddenly fell and knocked a large prop down on him, Buried: Skelton in Cleveland, All Saints on 09 Sep 1882.

Newspapers at the time all reported him as aged 37 but Parish Registers and Birth Records all say he was actually 44, thanks to Howard Wilson of the Skelton History Group for the research that clarifies this.

Parish records image by kind permission of Teesside Archives.

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