Mining tragedy memorial

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

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Video: Memorial following pit disaster in Derbyshire

A memorial service has taken place today to mark forty years since a pit disaster which claimed the lives of eighteen men in north Derbyshire.

Relatives and colleagues gathered at the site of pit shaft three of Markham Colliery to unveil a commemorative stone. It was there four decades ago that a brake on a cage lowering them to the coalface failed. Here's Martin Fisher.

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