William Walton Memorial, Ferryhill
memorial was commissioned by officials and workmen of the Dean and Chapter Colliery in about 1906 to commemorate the death of William Walton. He was returning home from the colliery on the 8 August 1906 when he saw two boys playing with electrical wires. Having intervened to prevent an accident he was himself electrocuted, leaving a widow and four children. By the early C21 the shaft of the memorial was said to be detached but retained nearby. In 2016 it is understood that the memorial was refurbished and a replacement shaft erected.
ERECTED / BY THE / OFFICIALS AND WORKMEN / OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER COLLIERY / To the Memory / OF THE LATE/ WILLIAM WALTON / (OVERMAN) / WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE / IN SAVING THE LIVES / OF TWO BOYS / AT DEAN BANK / AUGUST 8TH 1906.