Tyne and Wear HER(13388): Longbenton, Church of St. Bartholomew, grave of T. Greenfield - Details
Longbenton, Church of St. Bartholomew, grave of T. Greenfield
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Thomas Greenfield's grave is east of the church. He was killed in an accident at Killingworth Colliery on 31 August 1836. His gravestone tells the story, which ends with a rhyme: "As he was descending Killingworth Colliery, the chain broke and he fell down the shaft, a depth of 180 fathoms. In respect of his character as a friend, a son and a Christian his comrades have subscribed to erect this stone. Think nothing strange that happens unto all my lots today, tomorrow yous may fall the chain it broke I in a moment fell and had not time to bid my friends farewell".
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 149