Mexborough and Swinton Times – Saturday August 3, 1912.
A Cadeby hero
Memorial to be Erected to Manchester scholar
An echo of the Cadeby pit disaster was heard at the Manchester Grammar School Speech Day, on Wednesday, Mr Pearson, high Master, told a thrilling story of the heroism of Emrys Evans, an old scholar.
Evans, he said, was a mining student visiting Denaby when his landlady, at breakfast, told him of the explosion.
He asked for his pick and pit suit, hurried to the scene of disaster, and was one of the first volunteers to join the rescue party which perished.
They were proud of him, and intended to place the memorial in the school.