South Yorkshire Times October 7, 1950
Conisbrough Native Escaped Creswell disaster
“Thankfully was no worse,” was, Mike Mrs M Tyas, of 3 Ferry Terrace, Conisbrough, this week, on the crystal Colliery disaster.
Mrs Tyas spent, with several of her family in Conisbrough, a worrying few hours in the day of the tragedy, wondering whether her 20 year-old grandson and been involved.
Dennis Tyas, son of Mr and Mrs William Tyas, was born in Conisbrough, and lived with his parents in Lime Grove for over a year or so before leaving for Clowne near Creswell about 19 years ago.
His father’s mother, Mrs Tyas and his mother’s mother, Mrs W Hawkins of Sprotbrough St, Denaby, will be known to many people locally. Dennis, after ventures into mind surveying and the Police Force, entered employment at Creswell pit as a miner about six months ago.
Mrs Tyson that he was on the afternoon shift when the disaster occurred, but did not know, until she received an evening paper, whether Dennis’s shift was the shift involved.
His cousin, Mr Wilson Tyas of Conisbrough, on leave from the Army, broke his journey from Stratford at Creswell to call on Dennis
“Everything in order” was the report back to Conisbrough, but he doubts whether Dennis will keep on working at Creswell, or even in the collieries at all