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Lad Visits Resting Place

Friday September 6 2013




A LAD whose great-great grandfather died in a horrific mining accident a century ago went back to his roots at the cemetery's open day.

William Fletcher, nine, of Cliff Road, Brampton, was taken to the gravestone of his descendant John Fletcher during a tour by the Friends of Wombwell Cemetery at the group's ten-year anniversary open day last Wednesday.

John, who lived at 49 George Street, Wombwell, was killed on December 3, 1901, at Cortonwood Colliery aged 48 when a shaft collapsed. His son, Samuel, was only two weeks old at the time.

Although there's no mention made of how John died on his headstone and William had never visited it before, he had been told about John by his grandma. He said he really enjoyed visited his ancestor's final resting place.

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Reply Posted by julie on Saturday September 7 2013 at 09:45
er shouldn't this read that William is the descendant of John not the other way around lol
otherwise good on the family for keeping the lives of relatives in the family circle