Sheffield Independent – Friday 06 August 1926
Mr. C. H. Elliott.
Hundreds of Employees at Funeral.
The funeral took place the Wombwell Cemetery, yesterday, of Mr. Charles Henry Elliott. J P., director and general manager of the Wombwell Mam Collieries Company Ltd., and a member the Wombwell U.DC., who died suddenly on Monday while motoring near Harrogate.
The event was marked by a striking expression esteem and sympathy, employees the Main Company attending in hundreds. The coffin was borne by workmen representing the various departments at the colliery.
At the service in the Wombwell Parish Church, the Rector, the Rev. S. T, G. Smith, said the presence of townspeople in such large numbers in itself eloquent testimony of the high regard they held for Mr. Elliott, and the deep sense of loss they experienced in is death.
Among the mourners were Sir Samuel Roberts, Bart, M.P., chairman of the Wombwell Main Colliery Company, and other directors in Mr. Arthur R. Tyas, Mr. James Bartholomew and Mr. C. H. Cobbold; Mr. Eric Roberts, Mr. J. Blenkinsop (Messrs. John Brown & Co.). Mr. J. H. W. Laverick (Tinsley Park), Mr. D. Russell and Mr. W. Hay (Newton. Chambers and Co.). Mr. C. B. Moore (Strafford). Mr. P. B. Nicholson, Mr. Ben Turner and Mr. W. Fawcett (Cortonwood Colliery), Mr. W Robinson (Clerk the Darfield U.D.C) C. Parkin (Silkstone Collieries), Mr. Watkin (Dearne Valley Colliery), Drs. W. C. Jardine and W.RW Dickinson. Councillor N. Mell (Hoyland). Mr. J. Ledger Hawksworth (representing the Dearne Valley Water Hoard), Messrs. J. Parkinson and Wilkinson (representing the Barnsley Collieries Rescue Station), Police-Supt. W. Blacker