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Simon
17 Oct 2015
Clock - ' Presented To Noel Bailey By The Bullcroft Main Colliery Officials August 5th 1929'

Good day

Today I purchased an old mantle clock with a plaque reading
' PRESENTED TO NOEL BAILEY BY THE BULLCROFT MAIN COLLIERY OFFICIALS AUGUST 5TH 1929'.

Is it of interest to you or anybody you know?

Interesting site by the way. My initial such resulting in viewing the deaths of 1914, shocking really and such a variety of ways to die back then.

Regards
Simon


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Andrew Wood
11 Oct 2015
Old Mining Rebreather, Any Information?

Self Rescuer

Came across this while cleaning out my basement in Co. Just wondering if you've seen anything like it or when it might be from.

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Robert Bradley
12 Oct 2015
Self Rescuer

Andrew,
The item you have I believe is part of a canister or container used to combat carbon monoxide gas it was used in the American mines, made in Pittsburgh and was issued to the various mining companies. I would imagine that similarly to the British version issued here in the late 1960s it could have given a miner up to about an hour max to get from a gaseous atmosphere or smoke from an underground fire to fresh air. The container was used in conjunction with a mouth plug and nose clip similarly. With the exchange of air in the cannister that contained chemicals to act as am converter to a breathable medium it created heat and was most uncomfortable to wear but of course it was better than the alternative. I do not know when they were issued in USA.

Trusting the information is useful.
Regards
Bob Bradley


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Brendan Fisher
20 Aug 2015
Pinxton, industrial land at some point - perhaps a colliery?

Hello,

I've lived in Pinxton for 10 years but only have some outline knowledge of the history of the village.  A keen radio control flyer, I recently started to use the land to the west of Alexander Terrace, (between the Boat Inn and the road at Pye Bridge) to fly my aircraft.  I can see, especially from the air (I take aerial video), that it must have been industrial land at some point - perhaps a colliery - and I was wondering if you would be able to elaborate.  I looked at your website hoping to be find a map or some maps of how the village and that area would have been laid out, but to no avail.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Brendan Fisher


See the attached Ordnance Survey plan. This may answer your queries. If not there are other editions on line or in archives at Matlock, Derby, or Alfreton, Kirkby or Sutton libraries.There is also the John King museum in Pinxton open on Sunday afternoons. They probably have a copy of Frank Smith's 'Complete history of Pinxton' which has much information.

Bob Bradley


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Alan Hutchison
26 Apr 2015
Where can I view editions of the coal news?

Hi
I was a miner from 1977 -1999, Castlehill and Castlebridge mines in Scotland. Can I ask, is there anywhere that I could view editions of the coal news?

Any help would be great

Alan Hutchison

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Kate McDonald
17 Jan 2015
Talk to Southeast Northumberland Branch of Parkinson's UK

Dear Fionn

Please would you pass my details on to Ken Sinclair or anyone still local to the Wansbeck area in Northumberland and ask if they would be prepared to talk to my support group for individuals suffering from Parkinson's disease and their carers. A few of our members worked In the pits around Ashington and Ellington, Blyth too I believe, so the rescue side of things based on local anecdote would be of great interest.

My grandparents and uncles were miners in Yorkshire so I too have a background albeit distant to that type of working existence.

We usually have 24-30 at each meeting which is held at Ellington Miners Social Welfare Hall, Ellington from 2pm on the last Wednesday of each month. I'm putting the final touches to our 2015 programme and would be able to shuffle a few speakers around to accommodate Ken or a colleague.

Thank you for your help.

Best wishes,

Kate McDonald.

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Kate Roberts
13 Jan 2015
I am trying to find information on the history of a field in New Brinsley, Nottinghamshire

Please could you help me? I'm trying to find information about the history of a field in New Brinsley, Nottinghamshire. As you head down Main St., towards the direction of Jacksdale, a field is situated on the left, currently occupied with horses.

I was told years ago mine shafts occupied this field and a fatality occurred when someone fell down one. I have tried searching but as yet haven't been successful in getting details.

I would appreciate any help for information

I think the shaft you are talking about is the one on the left hand side, in a large field marked old shaft.? This is listed as being on Butt (Butterley plan). This shaft was possibly connected to several shafts shown. There are lots as you can see.

Pollington Colliery is to the south of that was owned by James Oakes and Co and was a large mine in comparison at that time and had 3 shafts, worked from 1876 and closed in 1920. There are 2 other older shafts shown on the same site.

I have no record or report at this time as to the accident you mention. However this does not mean to say that it did not happen. I am continually reviewing? my work and should I find further information following plan research tomorrow I shall send it on to you.

Looking at the site on google shows how things have changed over the years and evidence of old shafts can be seen if examined closely.

Bob


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Frans Kruger
27 Aug 2014
Clay Bottles - Hosea Tugby & Co. Lb London

I have a clay bottle with the engraving on top HOSEA TUGBY & CO.LB LONDON I would like to know when was these bottles manufacture and has it got any value see photos on attachment. I see on the internet that the name Hosea Tugby is linked to some brick manufacture whereby a photo appears on the website of the same bottle

Thank you Frans

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