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Primary 5 Class, Glenmanor Primary - THOES as in Those
Jemmy Hoover - Maypole colliery, Abram, Lancashire
Walter F Egan - 1938 Markham Colliery Deceased
Gary Henshaw - Cossall Colliery.
Mike Herbert - Mining terms, Emico.
Tony McDonagh - My Grand-Father died in the Maypole Disaster in 1908
Linda Maguire - "Abram" not Abraham - hole that swallowed train



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Allysonne Charles
14 September 2008
THOES as in Those

 

Please change spelling of THOES as in Thoes Who Died so the children in my Primary 5 Class will stop complaining.

Thank you,

Allysonne Charles

Glenmanor Primary

Glenmanor

My apologies class 5; spelling was never one of my strong points. I found 'thoes' 42 times through out the site.
Thank you for pointing this out to me, unfortunately there are probably lots more speeling mistooks.
Fionn


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Jemmy Hoover
18 August 2008
Maypole Colliery, Abram, Lancashire


Hi,
Would you please explain the reason for stating that the Maypole Colliery Disaster Centenary Service, 17th August 2008, would be in memory of those, ..... 'from East Mayo' ...... who died in the 1908 Maypole pit disaster ?

It is wrong to suggest that a service would be held to remember a select few, out of the seventy five who died in that accident. ALL the victims of the accident would be remembered, most of them being from the colliery locality, Abram, Lancashire.

Regards,
JemmyH.


You are right Jemmy, I have made a terrible mistake, I copied down a sentence then forgot to correct the wording, carelessness, I have no excuses. I did not mean to slight all the victims and their families.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I have now corrected it.
Fionn


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Walter F Egan
05 July 2008
1938 Markham Colliery Deceased

William Pickering is listed as William Picketing.

Please correct.
Thank you.



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Gary Henshaw
30 April 2008
Cossall Colliery

Hello Fionn
The entry for Cossall Colliery is incorrect in stating that it was a footrill with no shafts.
From its sinking in 1870 until closure it was very much a conventional colliery with upcast and downcast shafts. Nearby Oakwood Grange Colliery (sunk circa 1937) WAS a drift mine, which was probably the source of the confusion. Around 1956 the two collieries were amalgamated, with the Oakwood Grange coals being brought to the surface via a new drift at Cossall Colliery. I hope that clarifies things a little.

Regards
Gary Henshaw



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Tony McDonagh
18 August 2007
"Abram" not Abraham - hole that swallowed train

Hi
My name is Tony McDonagh, originally from Mayo and I am writing to you from Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.

My Grand-Father died in the Maypole Disaster in 1908. His name was Anthony McDonagh from Kiltmagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

We would be interested in attending the 100 year memorial. Please can you let us have details of the 100 memorial which is being organised?

Kind Regards
Tony McDonagh


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Mike Herbert
18 January 2008
Mining terms

Hi
I have only just found this site which I find most interesting. I spent 33 years in the coal mining industry starting my career in 1958 as a student apprentice in Leicestershire (East Midlands Area No7 NCB) I progressed through all the grades working handfilling on the face, through to shotfirer, deputy, overman, backshift undermanager, deputy manager, manager, area ventilation engineer and finished as headquarters environmental engineer mainly responsible for fighting underground fires throughout the country. I also did consultancy work in Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

In due course I would like to add to this facility if this would be acceptable.

I have one immediate comment on the word "Emico" which is a type of mobile bucket loader. It was essentially a German designed machine and should be properly described as "Eimco"

Regards
Mike Herbert


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Linda Maguire
18 August 2007
"Abram" not Abraham - hole that swallowed train

HI,

The place name is "Abram" not Abraham, also its Abram Council Offices not Abraham.

Great site, I'm trying to research the 1926 general strike in Wigan and I got onto this site and find it all fascinating.

Linda Maguire from Hindley


(Whey hey! fame at last hehehe! :)
Putting the email on your site is ok by me., and as for the research, once I start you can't get me off the computer. In the Wigan side of my family history, they were mainly miners and Pit Brow Lassies all of which I am very proud, and my grandad was very instrumental in getting the miners back to work in the 1926 general strike so its very close to home so to speak.


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