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Alan EmailAlan Beales Database of Fatalities in the Coal Fields

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Can you add to the Database – Is something wrong or missing? Please let me know.

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Alan Carmichael - Alec Samuel Harper died at Warsop Main in October 1951 - Looking for any Info
Aly Loney - Herbert PRICE, death at Wingerworth
Hazel Douglass - My Great Uncle John Norman Neal was killed at Nailstone Colliery, Nailstone, Market Bosworth
Kevin Hoult - Is There A Record Of All Miners Who Worked Swannington (Leicestershire) And Surrounding Areas?
Sheila Blackburn - My great uncle Albert Gibson was killed at Desford Colliery, Bagworth 1916
John Sims - I am a 5th generation miner - my G. G.grandfather Joseph Sims was killed at Rufford colliery 1928
Mike Watterson - Fatalities at Gedling Colliery

John Smith - Simon Charles Thorpe was my Grandfather



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Alan Carmichael
16 December 2012
Alec Samuel Harper died at Warsop Main in October 1951 - Looking for any Information
In Memory

Hi
I am currently researching the Harper family tree, and I have found a relative - Alec Samuel Harper who died in a pit accident at Warsop Main in October 1951

Can you point me in any direction on how to find out more information about how this accident occurred – or where the accident records would have been kept.

Many thanks

Alan Carmichael
 

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See also Darren Harper - 3 May 2015 - My Grandad was one of the rescuers Alec Harper, who died in the disaster


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Aly Loney 
14 January 2013
Herbert Price, death at Wingerworth
In Memory

Hi here,

It is only because you have asked for corrections that I am emailing you, you have a wonderful site!

One of my ancestors is listed as a death under Derbyshire in 1861.

You have him as follows:

31- Oct -1861

H Prince

26

Wingerworth

Fall of roof

The only correction is that his name was Herbert PRICE, rather than Prince.  He died at the Hunger Hill coal pit.

Thank you for all your work!

Aly Loney, Western Australia


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Hazel Douglass
14 January 2013
My Great Uncle John Norman Neal was killed at Nailstone Colliery, Nailstone, Market Bosworth
In Memory

I have a death certificate in front of me, which reads as follows:-
24 November 1941 at Nailstone Colliery, Nailstone, Market Bosworth.
John Norman NEAL, male, age 63.
Faceman of 127 Melbourne Road, Ibstock.
Fracture of the base of the skull caused by a fall or coal.  Accidental death.
Certificate received from G.E. Bouskell (?), Coroner for Southern District of Leicestershire. 
Inquest held 26 November 1941.
John Norman would have been my Great Uncle.  I haven’t found his name on any fatality/accident database, so it would be nice if you would add him to yours.  I must say I’m surprised that he would still be working the coalface at his age.

Yours with interest,
Hazel Douglass


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Kevin Hoult
14 January 2013
Is There A Record Of All Miners Who Worked Swannington (Leicestershire) And Surrounding Areas?
I found, while doing research, that a vast amount of my family worked in the mines in the Swannington area, Leicestershire, namely the Berkin and Smith family they united with the marriage of the Smiths to the Berkins, for generations these two families supplied some of the man power to retrieve the black gold.

Is there a register about that I might explore to check dates and names?

I will be going to Swannington in May for my family search from Australia and would like to organise my trip, so hoping you can assist.

Thanks

Kevin Hoult
Queensland, Australia

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John Sims
26 December 2012
I am a 5th generation miner - my G. G.grandfather Joseph Sims was killed at Rufford colliery 1928
In Memory

Dear Sir,

I am researching my family history and found your website, I am a 5th generation miner having worked at Warsop Main Collieryfrom 1980 till its closure in 1989, my great, great grandfather Joseph Sims, age 68 was killed in an accident at Rufford Colliery in 1928 when he was run over by wagons on the surface, I do have his death certificate but nothing else, I no longer reside in Nottinghamshire so do not have access to the local libraries, any further information you could give me would be most appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Mr John William Sims.


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Mike Watterson
26 December 2012
Fatalities at Gedling Colliery
 

Hi

My own researches are into Criminology and have been so for the last 20 years and as one does on the internet stumbled across your site purely by accident.

I am humbled and amazed at the number of men who were killed in or around Gedling Colliery during its relatively short history.

Although I now live in Lincolnshire I was brought up as a child and teenager on Somersby Road at Mapperley and knew many men who worked at the pit.

Our next door neighbour was Ross Bramley who I think was an Electrician.

Still being a coal burner please accept my thanks for making me consider the considerable cost that has been involved in its collection

Kind Regards

Mike Watterson


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John Smith
8 December 2012
Simon Charles Thorpe was my Grandfather
In Memory

Hi
I am John Smith the grandson of Simon Charles Thorpe. Simon lived at 50 wild Hill Teversal and is buried in Huthwaite.  I have noticed you have Wold Hill as Simon’s address I never knew Simon, being born in 1945, but seeing his name on your site brought many memories of Teversal back.

All the best with
your work

John (Norwich)


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