|Hello, Good morning,
First of all may I thank you all for your web site.
For us grand/ greatgrand/ greatgreat grandchild of British miners. Yesterday I discovered on your site, how my great great grandfather George Mansell lost his life. However I did notice that the report of the inquest from the Nottingham Guardian is dated two months previous to the date of the death on the inquest report link.
Would there be any way to discover when the fatal accident of George occurred, in October 1890 _ December 1890?
His son William (my great grandfather) also figures on your site having fractured a leg in January 1905. His son John Mansell (my Grandfather) of Huthwaite also went down the pits I believe. As did his son Ronald (my father) as a young boy (having lost his teeth due to a kick from a mule/pony, although this may have been family legend).
Would there be any way for me to find more information? All lived in Huthwaite until my father went to war in 1942.
Having said that George had previously been a Pit Sinker when he lived in Derbyshire with his wife Jane and young sons Edwin and William, he moved to Hucknall Huthwaite after the death of his young wife in 1871.
Thanking you in advance for your attention and thank you so so much for helping us understand the reality of mining.
With best regards
Hi Rebecca, thank you for bringing this to our attention, we have updated the information.
George, aged 56, died 6-Oct-1890, as the result of a Fall of roof. George was repairing a roadway and whilst taking out old timbers other timbers gave way, causing a large fall of roof. The Inquest was held at the White Horse Inn,
See also Bob Bradley's History of Mining section, George Mansell and William Mansell