Ian Millthorpe Biography

Ian Millthorpe

Ian Millthorpe was born and raised in the mining community of Grimethorpe, near Barnsley, in south Yorkshire, the youngest of eight children . After leaving school in 1978 he started work as a coal miner, like his father.  In March 2004, after 26 years as a miner, he had to retire through ill health, due to a brain hemorrhage and the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Since his wife Angie’s death in October 2010 he has been a full time dad and mum to the six of their eight children who still live at home with him in Grimethorpe.

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