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Alan Nottinghamshire Coalfield



Bentinck Colliery
1895-1998

Name/Address Age Date of Accident Inquest date/Place Detail

James Swanwick
Kirkby in Ashfield

61

12-07-1894

15-07-1894
Cricketers Arms Inn
Nuncargate

Run over by wagons, on the surface

Walter Cawthorne
Union Street
Sutton in Ashfield

18

30-06-1896

02-07-1896
Royal Foresters Inn
Sutton in Ashfield

Crushed by wagons, on the surface

Albert Philips
4, Batemans Yard
Kirkby in Ashfield

23

07-01-1897
Died 16-01-1897

17-01-1897
Nottingham General Hospital

Hand injury on surface, death from Septicaemia

Harry Arnold
Lindley’s Lane
East Kirkby

13

08-06-1899

12-06-1899
Railway Hotel Inn
East Kirkby

Caught in machinery, on the surface

Henry Calladine
Park Street
Kirkby in Ashfield

30

03-04-1901
Died 04-04-1901

06-04-1901
Sherwood Hotel Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Fell over in his stall, and lacerated a kidney

John Henry Martin
29, Underwood
Selston

40

29-08-1902
Died 12-09-1902

19-09-1902
Brick and Tile Inn
Underwood

Fall of coal

Frederick Groom
Princess Street
Kirkby in Ashfield

31

07-12-1903
Died 08-12-1903

10-12-1903
New Cross Inn
Sutton in Ashfield

Fall of roof

Albert Warlop

26

04-05-1909

06-05-1909
No record found

Fall of roof

Francis Joseph Flint
Selston

36

06-10-1911

09-10-1911
Primitive Methodist Chapel Selston

Fall of roof

George Webster
George Street
Sutton in Ashfield

43

03-04-1913

07-04-1913
Mansfield Police Station

Fall of roof

William Knowles
20, Birds Lane
Kirkby in Ashfield

42

12-12-1913
Died 18-12-1913

20-12-1913
Mansfield Town Hall

Fall in a roadway

John W Francis Mott
Wharf Road
Pinxton Derbyshire

38

16-05-1914
Died 17-09-1914

19-05-1914
Nottingham General Hospital

Crushed by tubs

Willie Syson
53, Charnwood Street
Sutton in Ashfield

18

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

William Bacon
Near Post Office
Selston

40

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

Harold Brown
57, St Michaels Street
Sutton in Ashfield

14

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

Ferdinand Wright
48, Milton Street
East Kirkby

45

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

Percy Staton
The Hillocks
Ripley Derbyshire

23

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

Amos Allen
Crocus Street
East Kirkby

42

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

George Simpson
Lindley Lane
Kirkby in Ashfield

54

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

Willis King
29, Derby Road
East Kirkby

25

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

John C Fletcher
65, Prospect Street
East Kirkby

39

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

Charles Henry Bacon
Lower Mexborough Rd
Selston

36

30-06-1915

22-07-1915
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Cages collided in the shaft

Albert Edward Foster
Princess Street
Kirkby in Ashfield

30

24-10-1916

25-10-1916
Limeburners Arms Inn
Kirkby in Ashfield

Fall of roof

Samuel Mann Abbott
Bleak Hall
East Kirkby

39

25-04-1917

28-04-1917
Church Institute
Annesley Woodhouse

Fall of roof

Nathaniel Hart
Vernon Road
Kirkby in Ashfield

14

09-11-1917
Died 10-11-1917

13-11-1917
Mansfield Town Hall

Crushed by tubs

Walter Booth
Portland Road
Selston

37

03-05-1918

06-05-1918
Primitive Methodist
Chapel Selston

Fall of roof

Ernest George Betteridge
Nuncargate

14

01-08-1918

03-08-1918
No record found

Crushed by a pony

Bentinck. Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, 30th June 1915 - Cages collided in the shaft
The accident occurred in the No.2 winding shaft when the cages collided when fourteen men were descending to work and two others were ascending at the end of their shift. Ten lives were lost and six others were injured.

The shaft was 14 feet in diameter, though parts near the surface and between the meetings were a foot wider. It was fitted with two double decked cages 9 feet 3 inches by 3 feet 6 inches, each carried on six chains coupled to a detaching hook and a steel winding rope four and half inches in circumference.

Men were carried on the lower decks only, both of which were fenced by iron gates which opened outwards.

When the accident happened a terrible bang in the shaft was heard both by the banksman and the onsetter. Lamps and parts of the cages fell into the bottom along with some of the men. The winding engines were quickly stopped and the cages remained suspended on the ropes and the conductors retained their position though they were found to be slack. Seven men had been knocked out of the descending cage and killed, leaving two dead men and five injured inside the cage. The two men in the ascending cage were also inured, though not dangerously.

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