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Alan EmailAlan Beales Database of Fatalities in the Coal Fields

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Jane Nicoll-Jones - Thomas Barber, Age 14, Died Car House Colliery, Yorkshire, Sept 1883
Donna Johnson - My grandfather, Kenneth Wright, was killed at Summit Colliery, 28/10/1954
Steve Elliott - My grandfather, Edward Knowles, was allegedly killed in a roof fall in one of the north Derbyshire mines (Markham or Renishaw Park)
Roland Laycock - My Father, Roy Laycock, Was Injuries At Welbeck
Paul Smith - Sidney Marshall And Clifford Smith Killed Down Yorkshire Pits, 1938 and 1948
Andy Cawthera - Alans Data Base - Thomas and Alfred Cawthera were killed in 1870 at Four Lanes Colliery

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In MemoryJane Nicoll-Jones
3 Aug 2015
Thomas Barber, Age 14, Died Car House Colliery, Yorkshire, Sept 1883

Hi
I just wanted to write to you to correct an entry you have on your site. When clearing out the contents of my father's house in Surrey we came across this memorial (we also have the original oak frame it comes in), I do not know why my father had this in his possession and if possible I would like to return it to the family of Thomas Barber or find another suitable home for it. As far as I can see I have no connection to this family so I am mystified as to why my father had this tucked away in his garage.

My father was a Yorkshireman and his name was Joseph Sheldon so you can imagine my surprise when I looked on your site to see that the next person on the list of deaths after Thomas Barber is - J Sheldon ( a very odd coincidence I think!). My father was related to Frank Chandler who famously was awarded the Edward Medal, and he was brought up in Hoyland.

If you can help me find a home for this I would be most grateful.
Kind Regards
Jane Nicoll-Jones



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In MemoryDonna Johnson
30 June 2015
My grandfather, Kenneth Wright, was killed at Summit Colliery, 28/10/1954

Hi can you give me more information about the death of Kenneth Wright, 111 Alexander Street, Kirby in Ashfield, 28 Oct 1954, Summit Colliery, he was my grandparent.

Thanks



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Steve Elliott
22 June 2015
My grandfather, Edward Knowles, was allegedly killed in a roof fall in one of the north Derbyshire mines (Markham or Renishaw Park)

Hi, my grandfather Edward Knowles was allegedly killed in a roof fall in one of the north Derbyshire mines (Markham or Renishaw Park I think) circa 1951. His son Clarence (known as Clap) was also injured but survived. I cannot find out any details - can you help?
Regards

Steve Elliott

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Roland Laycock
2 June 2015
My Father, Roy Laycock, Was Injuries At Welbeck

Aup Fionn hope you and Rosie are OK, Long time no see I often wondered if you stayed as a teacher or went back to Scotland and got stuck into a nice little croft.

When my father was injured at Welbeck he was 37 yrs old, he was born in 1920 in Holmfirth, just outside Huddersfield. We came down here when I was about 4 and Yorkshire is still in my blood, The NUM officials were good to my mum and we got a food hamper and some toys for Xmas, they were the only presents I have ever had at Xmas, money was short, but the general Notts miner, I have no time for most of them, in the strike they ended up as scabs, the story of my father's injuries is very interesting but it's all in the past.

I miss Philip we had some great times you could guarantee a good laugh when he was around. Hope you still have some of his clocks.

I remember the dynamite clock you made, they would lock you up for it today, I can see the army doing a controlled explosion with it.

Roy Laycock
1, Gladstone Terrace
Mansfield Woodhouse

27 should be 37

17 Oct 1957

Welbeck

Fall of coal
Back / chest injuries

Regards
Roland Laycock


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In MemoryIn MemoryPaul Smith
28 May 2015
Sidney Marshall And Clifford Smith Killed Down Yorkshire Pits, 1938 and 1948

Would you have any more info on two family members that lost their life's in these accidents'.

23-Dec-1938

Sidney Marshall

29 years

Barnborough Main

Fall of roof
Died Christmas Eve

09-Nov-1948

Clifford Smith

45 years

Goldthorpe

Multiple injuries

Regards Paul Smith


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In MemoryAndy Cawthera
22 May 2015
Alans Data Base - Thomas and Alfred Cawthera were killed 1870, Four Lanes Colliery

Hi,
Thomas Cawthera came up on your database - I was simply googling on this name as it is that of my late father (b 1924)

It seems from your entry that Thomas and Alfred Cawthera were killed in 1870 at Four Lanes Colliery - I then Googled on Four Lane Ends Colliery and the information at:- http://www2.halifaxtoday.co.uk/calderheritage/4laneend.htm indicates a name of Crawthra rather than Cawthera.

Interestingly there is a story in our family of my father’s grandfather being a Cawthra and living in Bradford (where my father was from) he apparently instructed the whole family to add an “e" to their surname to make it Cawthera and then left his wife and walked to Halifax to then set up house with another woman there!

Regards


Situated in the heart of Shibden Dale just a short distance from the centre of Halifax is the site of Four Lane End Colliery. Very little is known about this pit other than the mine was owned by John Crawthra and was 55 yards deep to the Hard Bed Coal. It was however the scene of tragedy when on May 12th 1870 Thomas Crawthra age 26 and his brother Alfred age 15, the owners two sons, fell to the bottom of the shaft when a rope broke.

This appears to have been a small family run mine and the shaft was wound by a horse gin. The curved wall which surrounded the gin circle, protecting the horse from the weather, still survives.


Information from Halifax Today