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Jeffrey Allen - George Johnson. What type of ambulance did he drive at Bolsover 1940-43?
Bob Salmon - Plates in Tenerife + The Maypole Disaster
Terry Bostock - Looking for names of those killed in the 1880 Fair Lady disaster
Frank Riley - Bignall Hill 1835 - Riley family killed in Mine Disasters in and around Audley Staffs


From: Frank Riley
Sent: 09 February 2007
Subject:
Bignall Hill 1835 - Riley family killed in Mine Disasters in and around Audley Staffs

I am looking for details about Riley family killed in Mine Disasters in and around Audley Staffs where many lived and still lived. I found a lot of information about the Diglake Disaster which pointed me in the right direction to trace 2 families but there doesn't seem to be much on Bignall Hill 1835. Can you point me in the right direction as I believe 3 members were killed there.
Many thanks
Frank Riley


Frank Riley is seeking information on 3 of his ancestors who were killed in the Bignall Hill explosion, he said 1835, actually it was 1836.The story is on the web site. Click Here

William Riley age 35 left a pregnant wife and 6 children, Thomas Riley left a widow and 2 children. George Riley was only 8 years of age.

All the best,
John.


Hi Fionn
Yes I found that but it appears to be the only reference that I have found of the disaster. I have traced William and his family but there is no credible record of William's birth or marriage which is what I need to tie him in to the tree. There is no record of him at St James Audley but 2 of his children were christened there. At the moment I assume that he was christened and married at one of the other churches in Audley as I have LDS data but no Church listed just Audley.

Many thanks. Frank Riley


From: Terry Bostock
Sent: 9 March 2007
Subject:
Looking for names of those killed in the 1880 Fair Lady Disaster

Hi
Looking for names of those killed in the 1880 Fair Lady Disaster, Leycett,Staffordshire.
Can you help.

Regards
Terry Bostock
Brighouse


It was a, firedamp explosion caused by shot firing. 62 were killed. There names are now on the site.


From: Jeffrey Allen
Sent: 16 May 2007
Subject:
George Raymond Johnson. What type of ambulance did he drive at Bolsover 1940-43?

My father in law is 90 on 5 June 2007, during the years around 1940-43 he was a first aid / ambulance driver at the pit, his brother incidentally was a winder there for many years and he also is still alive.

I am looking for photographs of the type of ambulance he was driving, and if possible any personnel also in the same type of job, this is so I can build an extra special booklet celebrating his life, as you will see I do not have a lot of time.

All help appreciated.

His name is George Raymond Johnson

Regards Jeff Allen

Pit Terminology - Glossary


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