In memoriam, Ken Hampton

Walsall Wood Colliery, no doubt as Ken Hampton would have recalled it. Taken from ‘Coal Mining in Walsall Wood, Brownhills and Aldridge’ by Brian Rollins and Walsall Local History Centre.

Reader C Goodwin has been in touch to ask me to inform the blog community that her uncle Ken Hampton has sadly passed away at the age of 84 in Australia.

Ken was a miner from Walsall Wood and son of Fred and Elizabeth Hampton.

My uncle Ken Hampton, son of Fred and Elizabeth Hampton of Brownhills, passed away at home in Western Australia on the 11th of December aged 84 years.

He and his wife Barbara and two children Jacqueline and Peter emigrated in the early 1960s.

He will be fondly remembered by friends and workmates from the pit at Walsall Wood.

Shortly after the birth of  Jacqueline he an Barbara moved to Sheffield and then made the bold decision to start a new life in Australia. He had a wonderful life out there and had no regrets about his decision to move half way across the world.

He came back to England just twice to visit relatives.

He leaves a widow, Barbara, and a large extended family and he will be sadly missed.

My sincerest condolences to Ken’s family and friends, and my gratitude to C Goodwin for letting us know.

If you remember Ken or the Hampton family, please do comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or catch up with me on social media.

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1 Response to In memoriam, Ken Hampton

  1. Wendy Gates says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. I never met Ken but I am building the Hampton family tree because I’m related to them. Sending condolences to his family x

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