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Tribute to over 100 asbestos victims at Derby Cathedral

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 Credit: ITV Central

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

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.