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Kim Scholey - Alans Data Base - Henry Albert Scholey was killed in the Willow Bank Colliery 1866
Frances Kemmish - Our Uncle, Dove Fletcher, Died At Langton Colliery 1951
Catherine Stewart - Looking For Photos Of Firbeck Colliery In The 1920s And The Victoria Hospital, Worksop - Above All A Photograph Of John Thomas Edson (1904-1928)
John Hayward - My mother-in-laws dad, Edwin Arnold, was killed at Savile Colliery Methley, Leeds in 1961
Mark Gibson - Correction on website - Joseph Henry Smith was my Great Grandfather
Clive Burman - Alan’s Data Base, Jarvis Cartlidge, was my Grandad
Tony Edgley - Looking For Information About My Grandfather John Egley, Mines Rescue Team 1940s
Mark North - Any Information - Thomas Housley was killed at Underwood Pit, 1855


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In MemoryKim Scholey
20 Sep 2014
Alans Data Base - Henry Albert Scholey was killed in the Willow Bank Colliery 1866

Dear Alan. Enclosed is a death certificate for Henry Albert Scholey who was killed in the Willow Bank Colliery in 1866.

Regards,

Kim Scholey

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In MemoryFrances Kemmish
2 Sep 2014
Our Uncle, Dove Fletcher, Died At Langton Colliery 1951

My brother and I were checking your site for the record of our uncle’s death at Langton Colliery in Nottinghamshire. I could not find it by searching on his name, but my brother looked through the Langton lists, and we believe that we have found him, but with his name and address recorded wrongly.

The record you have is:

David Fletcher
89, Houghton Road
Pinxton, Derbyshire

Date of accident:
15-10-1951

Our uncle was killed at about that time.  His name was:-

Dove Fletcher
89, Alfreton Rd
Pinxton, Derbyshire

Also In Bob's History Section

My brother’s name is also Dove Fletcher, and he is accustomed to being called David by people unfamiliar with the name.

Are you able to correct the record? Was this the way that It was recorded by the Coroner’s Court?

I hope you will be able to amend your records

Fran Kemmish

Thank you very much Fran, correction made and Dove is now remembered.


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In MemoryCatherine Stewart
31 Aug 2014
Looking For Photos Of Firbeck Colliery In The 1920s And The Victoria Hospital, Worksop - Above All A Photograph Of John Thomas Edson (1904-1928)

Hi,

Please would you put this question to your website visitors?

Does anyone have any photos of Firbeck Colliery in the 1920s and also the Victoria Hospital, Worksop?

On 17th July 1928, John Thomas Edson,  aged 24 was killed by a roof fall at Firbeck and died 10 days later on 24th July.

I am in the process of writing a biography of his son, JT Edson, the western/adventure author - in his 1970s publishing peak JT Edson sold 11 million copies in 17 countries, by 2000 that had risen to 57 million copies as he sold very well in the USA. JT was only 5 months old when his father died - I have tried numerous avenues to get a photograph of John Thomas Edson (1904-1928) but have so far failed.

John (his dad) was the grandson of John Edson (1847-1928) who opened the first fish n chip shop in Hodthorpe, which was later run by his son and daughter in law Albert and Harriet. Another son of John (1847) was George Edson who became an overman at Hodthorpe and who ran the town's Beer Off for years. Unfortunately I have been unable to source any photos of those people.

Anyone who can help will get a thanks in the author's acknowledgement list. unfortunately I cannot - now - afford to pay for contributions as I am having to seek donations/sponsorship for the biography; in this coming year I need £4000 and was refused a Scottish grant because I live in England and a grant in England because the university I was linking the biography research to is in Scotland. You couldn't make it up. This means that the research budget has now had to be diverted towards plugging the gap, so I am reliant on the kindness of strangers to help out at this stage.

Any information gratefully received - please specify how you would like your name to appear in the acknowledgement list, and of course, if you are willing to make a donation: tcw.now@hotmail.co.uk. Above all, if you can locate a photograph of John Thomas Edson (1904-1928) I will see what I can do to pay a small sum for it in thanks.

C.D. Stewart

More About Firbeck Main Colliery - Another entry For John Thomas Edson


Information regarding Firbeck, refer to, my history of mining by Robert Bradley 1968 page 12, where there is quite a bit of information in the resume. A further photo of the pit just before closure is included in that item. The pit was open for 43 years and only one seam was worked. Search the site in the past years for other bits of info from sinking. The accident list at the end includes John Thomas Edson aged 24, killed by a fall of roof underground.....not a fall from a roof on the surface.. see photos to illustrate. First one is much earlier but it was still the same in the 1920s and 1930s.

The mining village of Langold was created for the workforce. I remember swimming in Langold Lake when I was a lad in the 1950s.

Hope this will assist you with your investigations.

Bob Bradley


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In MemoryJohn Hayward
28 Aug 2014
My mother-in-laws dad, Edwin Arnold, was killed at Savile Colliery Methley, Leeds in 1961
Savile Pit
Savile Pit - Photo From Methley Village.Com
Hello I am looking for some answer to a miner’s accident that happened in 1961 in Savile Colliery Methley, Leeds.

My mother-in-laws dad was killed in this accident but we cannot find any info about this.

The accident happened some time in Nov I think 29th his full name was Edwin Arnold age 36, date of birth 02 Sep 1925
There is no listing about this anywhere.

Do you know of this accident and can you input the info on your web page

Thank you for reading this
John


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11 Aug 2014
Correction on website - Joseph Henry Smith was my Great Grandfather

Hi,

Allerton Bywater
Allerton Bywater Pit Memorial - BBC News
You have this entry under 1919 deaths on your excellent website:

10-10-1919       Thomas Henry Smith    43        Whitwood         Fell down the shaft

Thomas Henry Smith should be Joseph Henry Smith.  He was my Great Grandfather.  He was a colliery blacksmith and was being lowered down the shaft in a cage at Whitwood when the braking mechanism broke and the cage fell to the bottom.

Unfortunately one of a number of my close relatives who have died down the pits.  One of My Great Uncles, Cyril Street, as well as being on your web site is at least also recognised on the Allerton Bywater pit memorial.  He died in 1922 the week before my Granddad was due to start work in the same mine.

Regards,

Mark

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Clive Burman
6 Aug 2014
Alan’s Data Base, Jarvis Cartlidge, was my Grandad

Jarvis Cartlidge, was my Grandad, he had his accident at Hucknall No1 Top pit.

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Tony Edgley
5 Aug 2014
Looking For Information About My Grandfather John Egley, Mines Rescue Team

I am looking for information about my Grandfather. He was part of the Mines Rescue team that went into Barnsley Main after the disaster. He was presented with his colleagues to King George who had arrived at the scene. His name was John Egley, he lost a leg whilst pulling a miner out of another mines disaster later on in his career.
 
Any information would be greatly received.
 
Thank you
 
Antony Egley


Barnsley Main. Barnsley, Yorkshire. 16th. And 17th. February, 1942. 13 Died
Barnsley Main. Barnsley, Yorkshire. 7th. May, 1947. 9 Died


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In MemoryMark North
4 Aug 2014
Any Information - Thomas Housley was killed at Underwood Pit, 1855

Hi
 
I am trying to trace the inquest report for one of my ancestors, Thomas Housley who was killed at Underwood pit on the surface in 1855 with the inquest held on the 30th July 1855 at the Brick and Tile Inn, Underwood.
 
Would be most grateful if you could point me in the right direction to get a copy of this
 
Great site by the way……….lots of memories as my father was a pit deputy at Bentinck Colliery.
 
Many Thanks
 

Mark North