Tribute to over 100 asbestos victims at Derby Cathedral

Service at Derby Cathedral to raise awareness about asbestos dangers
Service at Derby Cathedral to raise awareness about asbestos dangers Photo: ITV Central

The projection of one hundred names of victims who have died of asbestos cancer in the East Midlands is a memorial to them but also a warning about the dangers of exposure to asbestos.

The projection of one hundred names of victims who have died of asbestos cancer
The projection of one hundred names of victims who have died of asbestos cancer Credit: ITV Central

Yvette Oldham's husband, Trevor, died earlier this month.

Trevor Oldham died from an asbestos-related illness.
Trevor Oldham died from an asbestos-related illness. Credit: ITV Central

"Trevor was a very fit guy and [this illness] tore us apart. He had major surgery and chemotherapy. It was ongoing. He was never free from pain."

– Yvette Oldham, Trevor's widow

Workers were exposed to asbestos at a variety of industries and workplaces, including carriage and wagon works, power stations, heavy engineering and the construction trades.