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Ian Winstanley's Scrap Book
The Coal Mining History Resource Centre Page Page 1

Contents

MINES RESCUE

DISASTERS

THE PEOPLE

PONIES

Mining Art

About Ian

Banners

COLLIERIES

ABOVE GROUND

MISCELLANEOUS

UNDERGROUND

Mining Art

MINES RESCUE




DISASTERS



THE PEOPLE




PONIES

Ancestry
Ian's Database of Fatalities is now in the Ancestry Web Site

Notes On The Database
This link http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=9735 will take you to a freely searchable database of mining deaths and injuries in Great Britain which was on Raleys Coal Mining History Resource Centre web site which is now defunct. The database was originally compiled by Ian Winstanley.

The Sources
From 1850 to 1915 HM Inspectors of Mines produced their regional annual reports which included mining deaths and some injuries in a tabular form as an addendum to their reports. Although it was a punishable offence under the Mining Acts not to report a fatal accident many were not reported but many were reported in local newspapers of the time. There is often a brief report of the incident but there may be a full report of the inquest in the press the week following.

During WW1 the Inspectors Reports were sensitive documents and were not released under DORA (Defence of the Realm Act) and after the war the practice of the tabular lists was suspended. Post WW1 these tabular registers were continued by the Inspectorate but were not published. The database contains much of this information for some areas but not all the country is represented. The information is available if someone out there is mad enough to continue the project.

Many individuals and Family History Societies contributed information for which I am very grateful. For those who find the database useful I wish you success in your family quest.

Ian Winstanley 2017.



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