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Aug 2018

Tim D Schomer - Asfordby Mine Pumping Station

Robert Bradley - Oil Museum 2017

Graham Byram - Charles Byram Death, 30-09-1936, Fryston

July 2018

Roy Priest - Fair Lady Pit Explosion 1880 - Thomas Edwards

Brian Robinson - The Robinsons, More Photo

Susan Simcock - Thomas Galley and Joseph Galley, White Barn Colliery, Staffordshire

Paul Lockwood - Where is This Mining Memorial Please?

Anthony Mercer - Looking for info about my granddad, Leonard Marshall, injured in a roof fall at Brodsworth

Sue Sproats - Lofthouse Colliery death, George Hodgson

Ian Sweet - Miners' Lamp Memorial

Robert Bradley - 17th Century Iron Works At Bulwell And Kirkby

Closure of Thoresby Colliery, BBC East Midlands News 10 July 2015

Robert Bradley - Dirt Tipping 2

Robert Meikle, Balck Coal Miner 1950s, Gedling - Photo Courtesy of Karen Miekle

Peter Hewes - Silverhill Colliery Management

Carole Lewis - George Denman, a steel worker, was born in Rotherham, he passed away 1915

Colin Womble - Thomas Womble, Clowne Miner Killed at Shireoaks Colliery 1939

Alan Sarson - My dad, Bertie Sarson, aged 13 at Manner's Colliery

Alan Sarson - My dad’s brothers, Charles and John Sarson were killed in 1923 at West Hallam Colliery

Tessa Safhill - Portland Fields, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Colin Womble - Verses That Told of a Pit Disaster - Blackwell B - Nottingham Evening Post 8 Feb 1940

Anthony Hopkins - My Father, Edward Arthur Hopkins

David Burton - Error - Edward Growny Evans Died 2-11-1915 at Wharncliffe Woodmoor

June 2018

Emails Suspended for a few weeks

Margaret Moxom - Pottery Riots 1842

Eva-Russell - I'm a librarian reaching out to you - our library is helping children trace their ancestry and create a family tree.

Bill Edwards - Enoch Edwards was Born 10 April 1852

May 2018

Pat Robertson - Some More Photos - Whitehaven

Wendy Fisher-Holt - Diglake, Benjamin Knight

David Bradley - John Stale Killed in Newhall, Derbyshire Area 1840 - Fire in Pit

Rebecca - Miner George Mansell Killed New Hucknall Colliery 1890

Patricia - Deaths in Clay Mining around Stannington/Sheffield 1910 -1921

John Harwood - I was a Bevin Boy - Moorgreen Colliery, 1945-48

Cathy Budworth - Where Can I Get a Markham Colliery Print

Jim Henry - Fauldhead Colliery Memorial Kirkconnel

April 2018

Les Matthews - Wilfred Matthews, 10 St Michael Street. (Teversal Colliery 1955)

Jo Catley - Job Millership - Micklefield Pit Disaster 1896

Susan Ross - Cutts Family Lundhill 1857

Raymond Cole - Clifton Pit, Spelling of Name, my Grandad, Longdon Not Longden

The Guardian - UK runs without coal power for three days in a row - 24 Apr 2018

Robert Bradley - Barnsley Detachment, Tankersley Brigade – Photo 1908

Robert Bradley - Strata Names

Beverley Croasdell - My Uncle George Stanyard was Killed at Whitwick Pit in May 1962

Bronwyn Farina - John Snowdon, Hartley Pit Disaster, Northumberland, 1862

Peter Whattler - Colourful Coal Names

Robert Bradley - World War 2 (in Progress)

Colin Womble - Colliery Accidents, Blackwell 'B' Winning Pit

Alan Roberts - Mining Disaster victim Albert Roberts, 106 Leeming Lane, Mansfield, 1920

Peter Smith - Further to Meave Jepson's Enquiry Here is a Photo of Whiteley Colliery, Marehay

Jonathan Taylor Brittunculi - Terminology - 'Pitter'

Ann Rusby - Bert Russell Killed at Gauntley Pit, Wigan, Lancashire, in 1915

March 2018

Emails Suspended for a few weeks

Alan Beales - Database - Gypsum Mines - Plaster Pits

Robert Bradley - Dirt Tipping

Robert Bradley - Winding Through The Ages


February 2018

Jim Henry - New Memorial at Millerhill Midlothian

Alan Sarson - Photo - North Midland Mines Rescue

Meave Jepson - Any Information About Whiteley Pit, Derby Road, Ripley

Paul Dale - Mini Pit Disaster, 1918, my Great Grandad Henry Dale

Ceri-ann Hooper - Looking For Info About My Great Grandfather, Osborn, Great Western Colliery

Steve Elliott - Harry Elliott - Pleasley Colliery 1966

Sandra Yorke - DEATH AT MOORGREEN - Joseph Mellors killed 1884

January 2018

D S Deepak - Kind attn: Robert Bradley, I am a 70 year young mining engineer from India

Sheilah - My Paternal Grandfather, William Albert Jay, was a part of the Howe Bridge Mines Rescue Station

Linda Knights - I believe my grandfather, Nathan Inger, was killed at Markham

Michael Glover - Lives of the First World War - 1918 Mini Pit Disaster

Silla Mitford  - Minnie Pit - My Father

Paul & Ren Whiten - William Grant died in 1866 at Moor Hall Colliery, Eckington, Derbyshire

Kevin Weaver - William Grant died in 1866 at Moorhall Colliery, Eckington, Derbyshire

Robert Bradley - Tom M Neal died at Pentrich Colliery,19 December 1910

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