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Duncan McGregor - My Grandfather, Duncan Mcgregor, Died In A Mining Accident In Blackridge 1948
Lisa Hood - My ancestor was a colliery agents manager but which pit?
Roger Beardsmore - Lookin For Info. Langton Colliery, South Notts, Ernest Beardsmore killed 1931
Barry Lambe - Lookin For Information, Thomas William Died in Mine Accident, Kent Minefields 1947
Stephen Richardson - Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens
Laurence S. Wilson - Looking for Information about Peter Stewart Wilson, Bowburn, Durham. Died 1966


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Duncan McGregor
1 March 2011
My Grandfather, Duncan Mcgregor, Died In A Mining Accident In Blackridge In 1948

For many years I have been told that my grandfather also Duncan McGregor had been killed in a mining accident. Just this week I have managed to get a copy of his death certificate and it states he died at 2.10 pm on the 25th March 1948 in Blackridge due to a fractured skull.

He was seen after death by a William Alexander? His daughter, my Aunt, tells me he was the only man to die that day. He was also involved in a disaster in Carnbro two years before. I would be so grateful if you could shed any light on this or put me in the direction of someone who can.

Yours D. McGregor


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Lisa Hood
28 February 2011
My ancestor was a colliery agent’s manager but which pit?

Hi
I hope you or someone on your site can help? I’m researching family history and although I know my ancestor was a colliery agent’s manager I do not know which pit he worked at.

It would have to be one in Yorkshire although Hatfield and Thorne pits were not up and running at the time. Do you know of any search sites that would hold historical data of staff which I could look at? 

Regards
Lisa


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Roger Beardsmore
27 January 2011
Lookin For Info. Langton Colliery, South Nottinghamshire, Ernest Beardsmore killed 1931

I am looking for information regarding a pit accident at Langton colliery, or a nearby pit, in or around 1931.

I believe a boiler blew up resulting in the death of Ernest Beardsmore a few months later.

The family is tracable until 1730 in Pinxton and each generation was full of miners.

My father, Arthur, (known as Ned at work) is Ernest's son and was a boilersmith fitter at Langton.

Roger Beardsmore, known as a child as 'Young Ned' by dad's workmates.

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Langton Colliery


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Barry Lambe
10 November 2010
Lookin For Information, Thomas William Died in Mine Accident, Kent Minefields 1947

Hi
I am hoping you can point me in the right direction to find out about a mining fatality in one of the Kent minefields in 1947.

I have a Thomas William (or William Thomas ) BANKS born around 1913 Mine Deputy married to an Elsie.

That’s my sum knowledge.

Is there any site you can suggest where I may find some information.

Regards
Barr Lambe


Try Ian Winstanley's Site


Stephen Richardson
5 November 2010
Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens


Hello

I used to work at Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens. I started in 1975 and left just before closure in 1991.

The photograph was taken just after the miners strike, about 1987.
The three miners at the back are, from left to right,
Keith St. Pierre (Deputy), John Thacker (faceworker), Mo Perry (heading worker)

Front left, Stephen Richardson (Overman), Roy Pye (faceworker), Tommy Molyneux (heading worker) and I'm not 100% sure of the last person, I think his name was Joe Greenhaulgh but I do know he was a methane borer.

Sutton Manor was a very gassy mine and a sheet of brattice cloth can be seen to the rear left of the photo. This was erected to help ventilate and remove gas from the pack area.



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Laurence S. Wilson
27 October 2010
Looking for Information about Peter Stewart Wilson, Bowburn, Durham. Died 1966


Dear Fionn,

I am the son of a mine rescue team member, Peter Stewart Wilson, Bowburn, Durham. He died in 1966 aged 54.
Moved by the recent Chile events I am prompted to research my father’s work and family.
He ended up as a medical centre attendant at Tursdale, but I know that as a St. John’s Ambulance Brigade member he was active in Mines Rescue. He used to take me to rather gory “competitions” in Miners Welfare halls to see how the teams would tackle various disaster scenes.

Do you have any recommendations as to research resources – particularly on the internet?

Laurence S. Wilson



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