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If you believe you are suffering from illness or disease as a result of working in the coal industry
contact the miners help centre nearest to you:
And / Or
Coal Industry Social Welfare Organization (CISWO)

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From: David Thomas
Sent: 23 August 2006 13:06
Coal Industry Social Welfare Organization (CISWO)

I found your site fascinating and will be coming back to read the rest of it.

I work for CISWO which is mentioned in at least five of the contributions and we are still around working with miners, miners welfares and with retired and ex-miners and their families.

We also administer some mining charities that can offer help to ex-miners and I wondered if you could put in a link to our web site

to help people access help when they need it Dave Thomas Regional Manager Western Region

Dave Thomas
142 Queens Road
Stoke on Trent

From:     George Bone retired miner Polmaise Colliery
Sent:      24 October 2011
Subject: Where can I get a Combi Boiler through a retired miners scheme?


Wondering if you have any knowledge of any help I can get to help get a combi boiler through a retired miners scheme. I know it can be done, but don't know where to go. Hope you can help me.

George Bone retired miner Polmaise Colliery

From:    Jean Hirst
Sent:     22 September 2011
Can I Claim My Late Fathers Pension?

Can you tell me what happens to the rest of my late father’s pension after he died.

Someone has told me that I could claim it as part of his estate, if this is correct can you tell me how to go about sorting this out.

Many thanks
Jean Hirst

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