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SummitKirkby Colliery or Summit Colliery - Emails

By Chris Kidger


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David Peel
13 Oct 2017
Pit Accident at South Kirkby

Hello there Fionn,

I picked up your email from your website and am writing in the hope you can help my brother and I with some family research. Our father died in 1949 after spending much of his life as a miner, first in the Ironstone Mines of East Cleveland and later, we believe, in the coal mines of South Yorkshire. As we are the only surviving family members, we have no one to ask, but anecdotally, we heard he worked a pit called West Kirby, near Hemsworth, in the 1930s (pre NCB).

I have only been able to find reference to a South Kirkby mine, so perhaps that is the one. However, we do have a clue. It seems that at some stage he was one of a number of miners who, with some pit ponies, were trapped underground for three days following a roof fall.

We don’t have dates and a search online hasn’t turned up anything. I wonder if you might be able to give us a steer??

Many thanks in anticipation,

David Peel


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Chris Kidger
14 Jan 2010
Kirkby and District Conservation Society Heritage Centre

Hello Fionn, I just thought I would let you know about Kirkby and District Conservation Society Heritage Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. I am the secretary of K.D.C.S.  The Centre is voluntary run and we have lots of photographs and information about Kirkby and surrounding area, photos, maps etc. collieries, railways.   It might be useful for anyone on your site from this area.
Best Wishes
Chris Kidger


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Ian Booth
20 Dec 2009
My Father Bernard Booth, was head Lampman at Summit in the 50s and 60s

Dear Fionn

My father was head Lampman at Summit in the 50s and early 60s his name was Bernard Booth, if anyone knew of him I would be glad of any anecdotes etc. Sadly Dad died a number of years ago along with mum - he did rise to become chair of Ashfield district council. I am particularly interested in his time at Summit - when he started what he did. I have memories of feeding pit ponies - collecting Christmas sweets from the social club etc.

Kind regards

Ian Booth
Chard, Somerset


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Eric Brown
8 May 2009
Any Information on Horace Homer, Summit Colliery 1950 / 1970?

Looking for information on Horace Homer who worked at Summit Colliery 1950 / 1970.

Any record of him please.


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Colin
14 August 2008
Summit Pit, any more photos

My name's Colin and I must congratulate you on such a brilliant site, my main interest is the Summit Pit and was wondering if there are any other photo's around for example any taken from Lowmoor Rd area or looking down from the folly (nags-head) or know where I can get such pics from.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thank you and keep up the good work...


Try Picture the Past

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Jeannie Peet, nee Mann
28 January 2008
My dad, Les Mann, Was a Mechanical Engineer at Kirkby Summit

Hi
My dad worked in the mines, he was a mechanical engineer at Kirkby Summit until it closed. He was a petty officer in the navy before he worked in the mines. We lived in David street in Kirkby.

My dads name was Les Mann, and he died in 1982. We used to keep hens and I can remember helping my dad to pluck them ready to give to the Kirkby welfare as a contribution towards the oaps Christmas do.

Regards

Jeannie Peet nee Mann



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