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Sherry Smith - William Wright Smith
Brian Rawding
- William Wright Smith - Accident Trowell Pit 1920's
Peter Mann - 1932 Explosion at llwynypia, Pentre seam no1 in former Scotch Glamorgan Colliery
Suzanne Bradwell - My Grandad Desmond Booth or 'Desi' worked at the Markham pit all his life
Anne - Can anyone remember Les Castledine the youngest shot firer in the country?
David Watkins - Thomas Edwin Watkins, born 1905, worked in the Betteshanger Mine.
Linzy Houchen - Trying to trace information regarding my great grandfather Richard Brookfield
Eddie Auld - Was There a Backworth Mine Disaster Around 1895 to 1900?



From: Eddie Auld
Sent: 04 October 2006
Subject:
Was There A Backworth Mine Disaster Around 1895 to 1900

I was wondering if there was a Backworth mine disaster around 1895 to 1900. I'm looking for information on my G. Grandfather John Auld

Thanks

Eddie Auld


From: Linzy Houchen
Sent: 06 October 2006
Subject:
Trying to trace information regarding my great grandfather Richard Brookfield

To whom It May Concern,

I am trying to trace information regarding my great grandfather Richard Brookfield. He worked as a Hewer in the Wigan/ St Helens area - date unsure; however he had my Grandfather in Aspull, 1916. He was originally from Banks, Ormskirk. He died when my grandfather was around 10 years old (?1926-1930), possibly in a mining accident. Do you know where I will be able to access mining records in that area?

Thank you,

Linzy Houchen


From: David Watkins
Sent: 25 October 2006
Subject:
Thomas Edwin Watkins, born 1905, worked in the Betteshanger Mine.

I thought that I would contact you to see if you could advise me where I could find information on my uncle. His name was Thomas Edwin Watkins, born 1905. He lived in Deal & worked in the Betteshanger mine but not sure exact dates - during the 40's & 50's is my best guess. He died some years ago but was then living in Hertfordshire.

Regards

David Watkins


From: Anne
Sent: 27 October 2006
Subject:
Can anyone remember Les Castledine the youngest shot firer in the country?

Can anyone remember Les Castledine who became the youngest shot firer in the country, any stories on him would be helpful? He worked at Cotgrave.

Anne


From: Brian Rawding
Sent: 13 November 2006
Subject: William Wright Smith - Accident Trowell Pit 1920's

I am looking for any info you may have on the death of a William Wright Smith believed to be a Trowell Colliery sometime before 11 Jan 1920. He was my wife's grandfather

Kind regards
Brian Rawding

Devonport
Tasmania
Australia


Dear Fionn
Many thanks for your help. Alan Beales came up with the info we required. It is the date of death for my wife's grandfather which was abit of a mystery. Glad I came upon your web sight.
Once again many thanks
Brian R


From: Sherry Smith
Sent: 20 February 2011
Subject: William Wright Smith

This isn’t really a genealogy site but when I typed in this name of an ancestor this is one of the sites that came up and information was being requested by Brian Rawding.  I wondered if I might be able to reach him through you.  The information that I have about my William Wright Smith is that about 1920 he was killed at Dale Abbey mine when a wagon crushed him.  I would like to find out more about him and his family – and hopefully I have really found an ancestor and a new relative.

Thank you so much.
Sherry Smith    


Strictly speaking it is not a genealogy site but there is a lot of genealogy in it.


From: Suzanne Bradwell
Sent: 27 November 2006
Subject: My Grandad Desmond Booth or 'Desi' worked at the Markham pit all his life

Hello

My Grandad worked at the Markham pit all his life. I was only young when he died. I wish to find out anything about his working life and what he was like as a miner.

His name is Desmond Booth also known as Desi. Any ideas of other good web sites about mines would be of help too?

Thank you
Suzy Bradwell


You could try:-
National Coal Board Work Records, Iron Mountain Records Management, Rumer Hill Industrial Estate, Rumer Hill Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 8EX
Tel.01543 574666

OR Your local National Union of Miners Office OR you could try Miners Advice OR


From: Peter Mann
Sent: 06 December 2006
Subject: 1932 Explosion at llwynypia, Pentre seam no1 in former Scotch Glamorgan Colliery

Hello I hope you can help me.
I am tracing my family tree and I am after a mine explosion on 25 January 1932 killing 11 miners at llwynypia at Pentre Seam No1 in the former Scotch Glamorgan Colliery.
My grand father, Richard Cheney was one of the dead. Any information you have would be of great help.

Thank you very much
Yours
Peter F Mann.


Llwynypia. Informatin for Peter F. Mann

An explosion on 25th Jan 1932 at Llwynypia Colliery was an explosion of coal dust, ignition caused by match. 11 men were killed.

The report by Henry Walker was produced by H.M. Staionary Office 1932.

Commoration - Rhondda Civic Society is to hold a service to mark the 70th anniversary of an explosion - at Pentre Seam No1 in the former "Scotch" Glamorgan Colliery in Llwynypia, on 25th January 1932 - which killed 11 miners, including two members of the rescue party. The service will be held at 12.30pm at the Miner's Statue in Tonypandy - or in St. Andrews Church, Tonypandy if the weather is wet

Manuscript records and photographs are held at:

Library & Information Centre
University of Wales Swansea
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP
Archivist: Elisabeth Bennett
Telephone: 01792 295021

Glamorgan Colliery

Hope this small piece of information helps.
Your local library archives and local newspapers, usually kept there could be of good value.

John Lumsdon

Pit Terminology - Glossary


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