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Lorna Nam - Looking for Information, My Grandfather Vincent Glen Nam Died at Gedling Colliery 1965
Julie Moo - My Great Uncle Horace Carrington Died at Newstead Colliery 1943
Mrs J Newbould - My Partners Uncle William Pickering Died in the Markham Pit Explosion in 1938
Elaine Horton - My grandfather Thomas Waterfield, was in Nottingham General Hospital 1922, as was 'Bendigo'.
Margaret Jordan - My Great grandfather John Beach was killed at Featherstone Colliery 1905
Dave Birch - 1951, Sidney Lowe-Guest Was My Uncle
Ann Reekie - 1901, My grandfather (Samuel Martin) was living in Arnold, Nottinghamshire and worked as a coal miner.
Malcolm Dabell - My Grandfather, William Dunn, Was Killed at Linby Pit 1947
Clive Barthorpe - Looking for Information, Samuel Barthorpe died Markham Colliery 1940

Lorna Nam
15 January 2013
Looking for Information, My Grandfather Vincent Glen Nam Died at Gedling Colliery 1965
In Memory

Hi.
I have been doing some research on my grandfather Vincent Glen Nam for years now, and came up with what may be my 2nd lead. I subscribed to ancestry.com, and found out that he arrived from Jamaica to England in the early 1940s, and married a Kathleen Crompton around about 1946. I understand they had about 7 daughters, and he died in 1965 at Gedling Colliery 
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Vincent Glen Nam
10, Bakerdale Avenue
Bakersfield

age 44

03-07-1965

30-07-1965
Carlton Council Offices

Fall of roof

My grandfather Vincent Glen Nam (born in 1921) left 2 children in Jamaica (my father as his 2nd of 2), who never saw their father, or heard anything of him and his family close to or after his death. The understanding was that he was going to take them to England.

My reason for getting in touch though is,

  1. I would like to know if there is any picture anywhere of my grandfather that I could get an emailed copy
  2. If there is any way you could point me in the right directing in trying to locate my aunts or step-grandmother, is she still alive? I have no names.

I only know he was married to Kathleen Nam (nee Crompton) in 1946.

I would greatly appreciate your help. 
Thanks much.
Lorna Nam


16 Apr 2016

As one of the daughters of Vincent Glen Nam (but not a daughter of Kathleen Crompton) here in Nottingham, I have since been in touch with Lorna and the extended Nam family in Canada and USA. Seems like there's still a lot to be learnt of this man, how he came to be in England and what became of him.

All gone but not forgotten


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Julie Moo
14 March 2013
My Great Uncle Horace Carrington Died at Newstead Colliery 1943
In Memory

Hi,

I was looking at the website and noticed that you have my Great Uncle in there, [Newstead Colliery] Horace Carrington aged 63 of 12, Newstead Colliery Village, he had an accident where he was 'caught in the cog wheels of the screening mechanism' on 11th November 1943. He was taken to 'Nottingham General Hospital' where he died the same day.

I did notice that you had this other information [16 Nov 1943 Leenside Coroners Court] I don't know where Leenside CC would be, would there be records of this accident? I would be most grateful for any additional information you could offer.

Kindest regards

Julie 


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Mrs J Newbould
21 February 2013
My Partners Uncle William Pickering Died in the Markham Pit Explosion in 1938
In Memory

I have downloaded the Markham Pit Explosion in 1938 names of deceased. My partners Uncle William Pickering died there and on the list he has a blue star next to his name. Could you tell me what this means please.

Thank you

Mrs J Newbould


The blue star links William to an email from Walter Egan; it was a correction as Williams last name was wrong.
There are two lists, the other in Alan Beale's database so I have linked your email to that database


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Elaine Horton
18 February 2013
My grandfather Thomas Waterfield, was in Nottingham General Hospital 1922, as was 'Bendigo'.

Hi there,
I have a poem written by H.Newton alias 'Bendigo,' on October 12th 1922 about the men on Ward 7 at Nottingham General Hospital. One of the men is my grandfather Thomas Waterfield. He was badly injured at (I think) The Summit pit in Kirkby. Do you know any more about 'Bendigo'or indeed the fates of the other men on the ward?

Thank you

Elaine Horton

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Margaret Jordan
13 February 2013
My Great grandfather John Beach was crushed by the cage at Featherstone Colliery 1905
In Memory

My Great grandfather John Beach age 34 was crushed to death by the pit cage at Featherstone Colliery 11th Dec 1905, he is missing from your records the inquest was held at the Jubilee Hotel at Featherstone recorded in Wakefield Express.

I just thought you might want to update your records.

Margaret Jordan


In Memory

Hi Fionn
I visited Wakefield Library last week to look at the inquest report into the deaths of Sam Phelps age 19 and Jesse Phelps age 51  father and son and John Wood in the Wakefield Express.

They were listed on Alans website as killed at Sharlston on 1st May 1893. They were killed at Walton colliery  it's about 5 miles from Sharlston it might have been owned  by the  New Sharlston Collieries company.

I was interested in the Phelps miners as it is possible they might be some Distant relations  it was caused by a gas explosion.The coroner recorded accidental  deaths.

I don't know if this is any use to you.

Margaret Jordan


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Dave Birch
02 February 2013
1951, Sidney Lowe-Guest Was My Uncle
In Memory

Sid was my uncle. This is just to tell you that he lived at 143 Amesbury Circus, so you can complete the address.

I remember about ten years ago talking to uncle Sid’s widow, my aunt Norah; speaking of it she said that the Coal Board awarded her £25 after Sid’s death.

In the methane explosion that resulted in one death, the other casualty was my uncle Fred Watson. He received serious burns and was ‘put to sleep’ for weeks to help him recover. After that he got a job ‘on top’.

Regards,  Dave Birch


Ann Reekie
29 January 2013
1901, My grandfather (Samuel Martin) was living in Arnold, Nottinghamshire and worked as a coal miner.

In the 1901 census, my grandfather (Samuel Martin) was listed as living in Arnold, Nottinghamshire and worked as a coal miner.

I am planning a trip to Nottingham in June, 2013 and would like to include a tour of a coal mine in the area. As well, is there a registry of workers at mines? I would be interested in knowing in which mine my grandfather was employed.

Thank you.

Ann Reekie
Saskatoon, CANADA

31 Jan 2013

I would say that he probably worked at Gedling as that is one of the nearest pits. Alan will probably agree.
You are correct about the Mining Museum near Wakefield. It is a ‘must’ tell her. Off junction 38 of M1 motorway. Try to get there by 10am or earlier to make sure you can get an underground visit without waiting too long.  Open every day. 
National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield, UK

Bob Bradley


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Malcolm Dabell
16 January 2013
My Grandfather, William Dunn, Was Killed at Linby Pit 1947
In Memory

Hi,
William Dunn
who was killed at Linby pit on the 15th August 1947 was my grandfather.

Just a small point concerning the detail given. His middle name was Andrews (with an 's') not Andrew.

Thank you for providing a much needed and informative web site.

Best regards,

Malcolm Dabell

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Clive Barthorpe
15 January 2013
Looking for Information, Samuel Barthorpe died Markham Colliery 1940
In Memory

Sir
I have been searching for several years within the family history journey for a link where I had heard my father's mother's - 
1st husband had died from a pit accident at Markham

30 - Sep - 1940

Samuel Barthorpe

40

Markham

Fall of roof

Today I chanced across this and believe this relates to that search

Have you any more details or can you point me in the direction of where I can add more details - I am currently in the process of applying for birth, marriage and death certificates

Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

I found the site extremely interesting as past relatives from both my family (from Derbyshire) and my wife's (from Yorkshire) were employed within the industry

Many, many thanks for the superb work you are doing

Regards

Clive



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