Having accidentally found your web site, I decided to see if my grandfather Joseph Moore was listed as being killed down Manton Pit Worksop.
It was not.
My family understand he was killed underground by a fall of coal that broke his neck. In or around the 1940s.
He lived in Kilton Rd., Worksop Notts.
J Dernie (Mrs.)
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I have made further progress in my research and have now his birth certificate.
Joseph Moore was born in Worksop on the 2nd October 1883 in Cresswell Street, Worksop, Notts.
His father was James Moore, also a miner, and his mother was Jane Moore, formerly Butcher, 'x' the mark of Jane Moore, mother. His birth was registered on 12th November 1883.
I also have an old cutting which I presume is from the Worksop Guardian which states:-
The death, at the Victoria hospital, following injury in a fall of coal at Manton Colliery of the above aged 60 yrs. 249 Kilton Rd., Worksop.
Present at the inquest among others was the colliery manager Mr. P Gaskill.
Also H M. Inspector of Mines Mr. W.I. Cumpsty.
James Keywood of 58 Manton Crescent said he was working near Mr. Moore in No. 2 east panel. Moore was setting a bar to the roof when a prop from beneath another bar flew out owing to roof pressure, and allowed a piece of stone to fall from the roof and strike Moore on the shoulders and neck.
The stone was immediately removed and he was treated for shock by ambulance men before his removal from the pit. There was no sign of a break and no bump was heard prior to the fall.
Mr. Moore was admitted to hospital with compression of the spinal cord. He passed away on Monday.
The coroner returned a verdict that death was accidental, dated 1943.
Mr. Moore was the father of 3 sons and 5 daughters. His eldest son Herbert was my father and was the licensee of The Royal Oak Inn, Abbey St. Worksop and later The Peacock Inn, Netherton Rd.
His other 2 sons followed their father as miners at Manton.
During my childhood living at the 2 pubs I knew many miners.
Also you have reference to Mr Derrick Cooper who was killed at Manton. My husband and I were childhood friends of Derrick, we all went to the Priory schools and lived on the same street.
If you would like further details about him for your records I would be happy to oblige.
I do hope this information is useful for someone for future family research.
See also entry in Robert Bradley's History of Mining