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WELSBY AVENUE

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This road is named after John Welsby. John Welsby, a member of Altofts rescue team, died on the 5th March 1908 while endeavouring to rescue Hamstead Miners following the serious fire in the mine. (www.hamsteadminers.co.uk/welsby.html)

The road is situated on part of the original mine site.

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