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John Tione Anyone know my dad, Lawrance Lewis? He was killed down Hucknall pit.
Brian Thomas Glyncorrwg Colliery Explosion Correction
Don Stowell Talke o' the Hill disaster - 1866
Rab Armour My Dad John Armour, Was A Mines Rescue Worker At Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Cathy Farrow Miner and Bentick village. Any information about my Grandad Albert Knowles?
Andy Brown Memories of Baddesley Colliery and Walter Fowler, Our Gaffer
Dave Holden Any Pictures of Boothstown Rescue Station on Ellenbrook Road?


  From: Cathy Farrow
Sent: 12 October2004
Subject: Miner and Bentick village. Any information about my Grandad Albert Knowles?

Hi
As a young girl in the 50 and 60s I remember my Grandad bring up the ponies during the holidays. My grandparents lived opposite in the houses right at the top near the ginnel which separated them from the railway line Annesely where at 14? My dad started on the foot plate of the engines eventually driving the Scotsman and the Mallard. Do you have any records of miners if so my grandad was called Albert Knowles? I can’t give you more info as our family are not forth coming about the past but I believe Grandad looked after the ponies in the years before he retired. Could you please advise?

Cathy Farrow(nee Knowles)
Cathy


  From: Andy Brown
Sent: 30 October2004
Subject: Memories of Baddesley Colliery and Walter Fowler, Our Gaffer

Hi,My name is Andy Brown I worked as surface worker then underground during the early 80's at Baddesley colliery.

I have seen the input on your site by Walter Fowler and both myself and my father Les Brown have fond and humerous memories of Walter who was our gaffer.

We have set up a mobile mining museum which travels the Steam Rallies and Charity events of the UK and are now attached to the British Coal Mining Museum at Caphouse Colliery in Wakefield.

We come from 6 generations of miners and are using our spare time and money to educate and bring about an awareness to the public of the value of the miner.

We have recently been asked to put on an Exhibition at Nuneaton Heritage Centre on Mining from our area and thought it would be nice to ask Walter if he would like to be involved or he might like to come to one of our events and to re-live those old days.

If it is at all possible to send us an e-mail address for him it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for a Great Site
Andy

Email to Walter on it's way
Fionn


 

From: Dave Holden
Sent: 10 Novenber 2004
Subject:
Any Pictures of Boothstown Rescue Station on Ellenbrook Road?

Have you got any pictures of Boothstown Rescue Station on Ellenbrook Road?

My dad used to work there from 1970 till 1980.

Thanks from Dave Holden, ex-Bickershaw miner Leigh

Best wishes from Dave


 

From: Rab Armour
Sent: 21 Novenber 2004
Subject:
My Dad John Armour, Was A Mines Rescue Worker At Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

Hi there,

My dad John Armour, was a mines rescue worker at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. He died aged 45 of lung cancer just after retiring.

I play in a band, and have written a song dedicated to Mines Rescue Workers, and my dad!

Any comments on lyrics welcome from an expert such as yourself! Of course I can send you a tape of the music if you'd like. all the best (and a great site you have developed).

 

Rab Armour

Visit the bands website

Welcome to The Hellfire Club website.


Unfortunately I am no expert, my only links with the mining industry were a couple of trips down pits, as a kid, and my late father in law, Philip

 

From: Don Stowell
Sent: 8 Novenber 2004
Subject: Talke o' the Hill disaster - 1866

Talke o' the Hill disaster - 1866

Is there a listing of the names of the victims of the Talke o' the Hill mine disaster on line? My wife lost at least one relative, Richard HEALINGS, but we are told there were more.

I have since been told his brother, William HEALINGS was also lost.

Thank you


John Lumsdon has provided as complete a list as he can find.

 

From: Brian Thomas
Sent: 29 December 2004
Subject: Glyncorrwg Colliery Explosion

You have made a major mistake on this one. No one was killed in the Glyncorrwg Colliery Explosion but about 24 were burned. I worked there at the time and was working in the seam the day before the explosion but luckily on the day it happened I was off on my college tuition day.
Regards
Brian Thomas
21815, Tartan St; Leesburg, FL. 34748, USA

Thank you Brian, I have corrected it.

 

From: John Tione
Sent: 5 January 2005
Subject: Anyone know my dad, Lawance Lewis? He was killed down Hucknall pit.

My dad worked down Hucknall pit, he started when he was 14 and was killed at the age of 34, leaving me and 6 of us; it was Christmas.

I would like to hear from anybody who knew him, his name is Lawrance  Lewis, my mam  is Nellie.  I cannot remember much as I was only 14.

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