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Derek Scaysbrook - Winder Restored by a Great Friend of Mine, George Strutt of Darley Dale
Wayne Clifton - Hucknall - Looking For Pictures of the shunting loco that was used to shunt the coal trucks between the pit top and the local sidings
Wayne Clifton - Looking For Pictures Of Hucknalls Emergency Winder
John Harrington - Winders
John Harrington - Winders - 344 GNU

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Derek Scaysbrook
29 Sep 2017
Winder Restored by a Great Friend of Mine, George Strutt of Darley Dale

Just found this Photo, the winder was restored by a great friend of mine George Strutt of Darley Dale some years ago.

If I remember, he said it was made for the South Wales Mines Rescue, mobile winder, and because of the hills it had uprated brakes.

Hope this useful

See Also Derek Scaysbrook, Thoresby Colliery


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Wayne Clifton
15 Mar 2015
Looking For Pictures Of Hucknalls Emergency Winder

Hi Fionn,

I grew up on Shortwood Avenue very near to Hucknalls No1 colliery and as a child I played on the field near to the pit.

During the school holidays I can remember the mines rescue teams coming and bringing the large emergency winder from out of its garage just outside the pit yard.

My father was the last president of the NACOD's union at Hucknalls No2 pit and trained at No1. I am trying to put together some pictures for him and wondered if you had any of the old winder in and around its garage at No1 pit.

Many thanks in anticipation,

Wayne Clifton

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This is the Ilkeston Winder but it might be the same one?


Wayne Clifton
17 Mar 2015
Re: Mines Rescue Emergency Winder

Hi Fionn,
I've shown the pics of the winder to my father and one of his older brothers 'Barrie' and he (Barrie) has asked if I could try and find any pictures of the shunting loco that was used to shunt the coal trucks between the pit top and the local sidings.

Regards,

Wayne.

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John Harrington
22 April 2007
Winders
I found this picture recently. It is another Scammell - this one from the Leicester area.

I have found some time to do a bit of research into these vehicles and would appreciate any information.

I could write a bit perhaps or a request. I have found nine Mountaineers so far but I am sure there are more!

John Harrington

Another email Also from John



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John Harrington
28 May 2007
Winders - 344 GNU


Just to let you know that I have, safe and sound, the Scammell Mountaineer emergency winder towing truck
344 GNU.
Tony Goff

Winder with Charlie
Driver - Charlie Snarski

Other drivers included Harry Meakin, Mick Donnelly, Paul Straw and Noel Webster.

The Winder was garaged at Hucknall No1 Pit and at Babington. It had to be checked out once a week.

Charlie did not really appreciate driving the tractor unit. It had a crash gear box and even with the blue light flashing it could only do 8mph; reversing was very difficult and there was no heater in the cab so driving it in winter was very unpleasant. When it got a flat tyre on the motor way it churned up the road surface when the railway line wheels, on the inside of the main wheels, came into contact with the road surface then dug into the road.

Charlie Snarki and Harry Meakin
Charlie Snarski and Harry Meakin

Charlie Operating Winder
Charlie Operating Winder

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