Earlier Heage burials are recorded in Duffield Church. Some stones record local pit accidents, including the grave of three Heage men killed in Derbyshire's worst explosion at Clay Cross in 1882. A rare cast iron grave marker, and the bruial place of Charles Cathrow Disney, the last owner of Morley Park Ironworks. Near the lytch gate is buried three times married Thomas Allen, who for 50 years managed the Newcomen Type pumping engine at the Morley Park Colliery. (1)
Most of the victims of the Clay Cross explosion are buried in Clay Cross. The Heage men who died are buried in St Luke's Churchyard. A monument dedicated to the disaster is in Clay Cross cemetary. A full account of the disaster at Clay Cross is availble in the SMR Library. (2)
Unpublished document: Judge, T (Ripley Historical Group). 1993. Some places of interest in Heage Village.
Unpublished document: Judge, T (Ripley Historical Group). A Mining Story.
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RIPLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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