Frederick Stone, Helen Taylor and Phil Craven

Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 16:34
Hello I found your email address while researching the Cadeby Pit Disaster. A relative of mine (not by blood but certainly in name and marriage) was killed as part of the rescue party, so obviously as a part of my family’s history we are interested in it. If you have any details of the proposed memorial, or any information on how we can help, or even if you would not mind keeping me informed of any new developments, I would be very grateful if you would contact me. Many thanks, Helen Taylor Monday, October 10, 2011 6:33 PM Subject: RE: Enquiry
Thanks Helen

No problem at all.
I will put you on the circulation list.
Can you tell me who it is ? And have you any information about him?


Jim Hi Jim Thanks for getting back to me. It’s Frederick Stone (sadly sometimes “Stones” in certain articles, but it is definitely without an “s”) He was the first husband of my grandfather’s mum, Hannah.My grandfatherwas not Frederick Stone’s son, as Hannah remarried after the disaster and my grandfather was born in 1919, but the surname has come through the family as my mother’s maiden name. I’m afraid the only information we have on him is what we have pieced together from the documents referring to the disaster. Hannah never spoke of him much, it seems. We do know he was never properly identified and was buried on 23rd September 1912 some time after most of the others. It’s possible my father has telephoned either yourself or Mr Lovell for more information this afternoon,but there is no harm in asking myself via email aswell – we would love to be able to get hold of some lapel badges if possible please. And also, whilst as I mentioned there is no direct blood connection on our part, we feel a strong connection to Frederick Stone and the disaster, and we would welcome the opportunity to make a donation to the memorial fund. It goes without saying we would also love any information you have on what will be happening on the 8th July next year with a view to hopefully attending. The family are all over in Cumbria now but if we can make it, we will. Thank you again for getting back to me, and I hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Helen
————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Monday 10th October Hi James, I’ve just come across your Conisborough and Denaby Mainwebsite and I see that there is a group who are planningto erect a memorial for the miners who werekilled in the Cadeby disaster. I also see that they have had some badges produced which they are selling. I would like to buy one of them, so would you be able to let me havethe email address of someone who is able to sell me a badge? Incidentally, my grandfather, Frederick Stone,was killed in that disaster and he is listed,on the pagewith all the others. Thank you and best wishes, Phil Craven Monday, October 10, 2011 5:30 PM Subject: : Enquiry about the Cadeby Memorial Group
Hi Phil
I have some badges – are you local ?
Also have you any memorabilia, photos etc about your grand dad ?


Jim 11th October Hi Jim, I’m not local unfortunately. I’m in Bradford. I only have one photograph of my grandfather which was with my mother’s photographs. It’s not the one you have on the site.In fact I didn’t know who the photo was of until a family member did some research on the web a couple of years ago,and found that the face of Frederick Stone matched this photograph. He died when my mother was only 2, so it was rarely a topic of conversation. I only remember it being mentioned once, and not in any detail. I’ll see if I can get a scan of it if you’re interested. In that research, we found that my mother had a younger sister, Annie, who is also mentioned on your site, but she died not long after the disaster, and I’d never heard of her before. My mother was so young at the time that she probably didn’t remember her, although she probably knew of her but never mentioned her to my brother and me. Phil

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  1. Dean Buckley

    hi there we spoke on saturday on denaby football field about my great grandad david white 1898 and his 2 brothers john henry white 1896 and albert edgar white1892 from 22 doncaster denaby main albert and david were in the york and lancaster reg while john was in raf we think as he did flying missions we were told from family members


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