Do you know if it there is a list of miners/managers/undermanagers/etc for Babbington pit for years 1920-1935?
I am also trying to establish whether at any time Babbington Colliery owned numbers, 202, 204 & 206 Cinderhill Road. My maternal g.grandfather lived at 202 (Samuel Starr) and he had been an under-manager at Babbington, I believe in the late 1800's-early 1900's. Prior to my g.grandfather living in the house, George Housley had lived there, also an under-manager, Samuel Starr at some point bought the property and later on my grandparents lived there. My grandmother remained in the house until her death in 1970.
My grandfather, George Jebson, spent all his working life as a miner at Babbington as had his father, Robert Jebson. My mother and her two sisters had lived at 202 Cinderhill Road and I also lived there from 1946 until my mother re-married in 1959. I have many happy memories of living at Cinderhill and would go with my grandpa up to Babbington to collect his pit pension once a fortnight. Sometimes at night you could hear a faint 'rumble' under our house and my grandpa used to say" don’t worry me duck they're only firing shots in gate four!"
I still miss that house and seeing the miners walking home after their shift. I always loved the tales my grandpa would tell me about the pit and to honour his memory and the memory of my g.grandfathers, I want to gather as much information as possible about them, where they lived and about Babbington Colliery.
I do hope there is someone that can help me.
(Now living in Cornwall )