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