Conisbrough Inquest – On Former Denaby United Official

May 1956

South Yorkshire Times May 5, 1956

Conisbrough Inquest
On Former Denaby United Official

At a Conisbrough inquest on Friday, the Doncaster District Coroner (Mr W. H. Carlile) recorded a verdict of “death due to pulmonary tuberculosis and pneumoconiosis” on Percy Harrison (54), haulage hand, of Harthill Road, Conisbrough, who was found dead at his home on Monday morning. Mr Harrison was a former footballer for Grimsby Town and Denaby United, of which club he was subsequently secretary manager for a period.

His brother-in-law, Mr George Guest, of 34, Doncaster, Denaby Main, said Harrison had been a stone contractor, and lately haulage hand at Cadeby colliery. He went before the pneumoconiosis medical panel in 1953, and was certified to be suffering from silicosis. He had not worked since that date.

Mr John Charles Humphries, compensation clerk at Cadeby, said that Harrison commenced work at the pit in 1922 as a bricklayer, later he became a stone contractor Ripper until 1947, when his right leg was fractured in a accident. He commenced work again in January, 1948, as a haulage hand at the pit bottom.

Dr Henry Lederer, pathologist, said that both lungs showed extreme pneumoconiosis, and he formed the opinion that death was due to this and pulmonary tuberculosis.