Photographer's picture of Markham tragedy

A photograph of the mineshaft taken by an NCB photographer Credit: Paul Horswill

This photograph shows the cage at the foot of the No. 3 shaft after the Markham Colliery tragedy. The lowest deck had been badly crushed when it hit the bottom of the shaft.

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Mining tragedy memorial

A memorial marking the 40th anniversary of one of Derbyshire’s worst mining tragedies will be unveiled today.