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Ken Sinclair Does anyone down your way remember a chap called Tommy Casson?
Sylvia What is the correct name of the houses between Golden Valley and Codner Park?
Richard Thompson Mobile Winder in York, where did it come from?
Carol McKee My g.g.grandfather was an engine tenter. What is a tenter?
Denise Jones (Burnley) Help needed in search for plate
Katie CollardWE are desperately seeking a Miners choir from the north – east of England
Joe Mullarke 1908 in the Maypole pit disaster, Photo Required and Contact Group in Wigan
Michael Port Looking for History, Naylors Spiralarm Type 'S' lamp
Alan Smith Where can I buy a wick and parts for a Davey Lamp?
Lynn Fleetwood School Project, What clothes did a miner wear, shifts etc?
Sally Heaven Any Information About Explosion at Fauld, Staffordshire in 1944?


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Sylvia
23 June 2004
Golden Valley
Hello is there anyone who would know the correct name of the houses between Golden Valley and Codner Park [but now demolished] known as Gin Stables please.
Sylvia

To my recollection there was a group of houses alongside the Old Coach Road between Golden Valley and Codnor Park/Ironville that were always referred to by locals as Gin Stables and nothing else but memory plays tricks over years and I shall check with my elder sisters and get back to you. Gin Stables is not an uncommon name in that area: There is a Gin Stables in Cossall in Nottinghamshire and a Gin Stables Lane near Sheffield.  There also used to be a Gin Stables yard at Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire.
 Regards
 David Anson


Subject: Golden Valley
The houses were called Prospect Houses
Lydia Solomon
visit me at www.lydiasart.com

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Richard Thompson
18 June 2004
Mobile Winder in York, where did it come from?
Hello!
Do you know where any active 'emergency service mobile winders' are? I saw a large yellow truck recently with such wording on the side (and blue flashing lights fitted) in York , but cannot find any information about it at all. I am aware that it probably is not stationed in York , but any additional information or photographs you have will be a big help to me in my research.

Thank you
Richard Thompson

UK Emergency Vehicles


From: Ken Sinclair
Sent: 28 June 2004 21:15
Subject: Re: Mines Rescue Service - Yellow Peril!

Hello again
I do have quite a lot of photographs and memories especially when I joined the rescue service in 1978. I am still retained as part time (team captain) but at 46 the medical does not get any easier!

Yes, I remember the 'yellow peril' very well and was a 'turn out driver' for many years. We used to call our bedford Genevieve - she was old but very reliable, but at 12 miles per gallon quite expensive to run and hard to drive!

The mobile winder unit was most likely returning from exercise at Boulby pot ash mine in Cleveland. It probably called in at Selby Rescue Station before making it's way back to it's base in Mansfield. I know the drivers/operators quite well. They are due at Ellington some time in July and getting pics will be no problem.

Does anyone down your way remember a chap called Tommy Casson? He left our station in 1981 to a 3rd Officer's post at Ilkeston but I believe he retired due to ill health some years later.

I have a few days off next week so I will gather info and pics for you. My scanner is on the blink so pics may take a few weeks until new one is up and running.

Take care
Ken Sinclair

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Carol McKee
14 May 2004
Tenter?

I have been researching my family history. I have come across my g.g.grandfather who gave his occupation as engine tenter. Could you please explain exactly what a tenter did in his daily job.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Bye the way – really enjoyed you site.

Regards
Carol McKee


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Denise Jones (Burnley)
05 May 2004 14:06
Help needed in search for plate

Hi
I am the daughter of an ex-miner who after his death I purchased a set of four plates by an artist called R.D. Kristupas, the plates were purchased through one of the coal board newsletters my mother received many years ago, unfortunately 1 of the plates has become damaged, my mother is no longer with us and I dearly would like to replace it, could you help or point me in the right direction of someone who would know where I could enquire about replacing it.
Many thanks in anticipation
Look forward to your reply.
Denise Jones

www.burnleytoday.co.uk
www.pendletoday.co.uk
www.clitheroetoday.co.uk


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Katie Collard
Choir
28 April 2004


Hey
My name is Katie Collard and I work at BORKOWSKI PR in London. WE are desperately seeking a Miners choir from the north – east of England (as opposed to Wales) and wondered if you could help us out?

Many Thanks

Katie




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Lynn Fleetwood
Tue 16 Dec 2003
School Project, He is 8 and he wants to know what clothes miners wear, shifts etc?

My son is 8 years old; he is doing a project at school on coal mining. My dad was the only miner I knew sadly he as passed away. My son just needs some general information e.g. what clothes a miner wore, what equipment tools machines were used, what time did the day's nights and after shift start and finish.Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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Sally Heaven
Mon 17 Nov 2003
Any Information About Explosion at Fauld, Staffordshire in 1944?

Dear Fionn,
I am researching a programme for Radio 4 about the explosion at Fauld, Staffordshire in 1944. I am looking for anyone who still remembers the explosion, including anyone working for Ikeston Mines Rescue at the time, or anyone who might be able to put me in touch with those people.

Thanks very much for your help
Yours sincerely
Sally Heaven
Researcher
BBC Radio and Music Factual
0117 9742470BBCi at http://www.bbc.co.uk


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