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Miners Welfare Holiday Camp Skegness - 1959

Skeggy - Page 2

Maria Drysol - Skegy Miners Holiday Camp - Kenneth Harold Purdy and Valerie Miriam Hindle
Simon Dewey - Derbyshire Miners Holiday Camp
Des Greenwood - Looking For Information John Smart, died 1847 Fothar Quarry, Collessie, Fife, Scotland
Steve Priestley - Derbyshire Miners Camp, Winthorpe, Lincolnshire


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Maria Drysol
8 October 2011
Skegy Miners Holiday Camp - Kenneth Harold Purdy and Valerie Miriam Hindle

I am trying to track down some family history.  Kenneth Harold Purdy was married to Valerie Miriam Hindle during his time as a motor mechanic for the holiday camp.  This would be sometime between 1951 and 1955. I reside in the states and am having a difficult time accessing any records.  I came across your website.  I think that you may have known them.  Valerie may have worked with your mother. 

If you have any information or resources that I could access, I would be so grateful.


Maria Drysol
Fullerton, CA


I found the freeBMD website.  From there I found marriage recorded in District Ilkeston Volume 3A page 899 March 1953.  Cross referencing I found a mention of Sawley in parish records if I recall (I have only been buried in computers for 2 weeks on this) lol.  Can you explain what Ilkeston is and is Sawley in Ilkeston.  I have been looking at maps but I find it odd that there are two places.  This will be the only question that I will put to you.   I am so not English and haven't a clue.

I will say this much...I have thoroughly enjoyed my little journey into family history thus far. I have read some amazing things.  I can't wait for what else will pop up.

Thank you again for all the help.


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Simon Dewey
23 March 2005
Derbyshire Miners Holiday Camp

Hi
My mum worked on the DMHC (Derbyshire Miners Holiday Camp) for some years as a chalet maid etc. I also worked there from the age of 6(!!) luggaging - i.e. collecting people’s luggage on my converted silver cross pram and taking it to their chalet. I worked on the campsite until I was about 14 as did many of my mum's friends and a few of mine. I'd be really interested if anyone had any images of the campsite. I'm sure I could dig a few out from friends.

I'd be happy to try and answer any queries on the DMHC if there are any. I have fond memories of that place as I grew up working and playing there.

Regards
Simon Dewey


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Des Greenwood 
01 April 2005
Derbyshire Miners Holiday Camp

Hi
Spotted your site and thought I’d just send you this photo to help your collection. DMHC c1954

I started work Coppice Woodside before being transferred to Denby Hall colliery Area 5 (1958-1967), I noted your collections, I have a couple of photos of Hartshay screens and headstocks but they are A4 size and would be too large to down load.

To be truthful I daren’t tell you how manyphotos I have.

Please don’t show e-mail address as I don’t want spam either and for all they say I don’t like it with or without HP sauce.

Best regards
Des Greenwood


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Steve Priestley
18 July 2010
Derbyshire Miners Camp, Winthorpe, Lincolnshire

Hi

Just came across your site whilst doing some research. I was at Winthorpe yesterday and took a stroll down the front near the Derbyshire miner’s home. As a child we would come to the swimming pool at the camp which in the 60s was open to the public. I had many happy days at the pool but sadly I could find no sign of it yesterday. As far as I can remember it was almost on the sea front and was only separated from the beach by a glass panels? I can only assume the pool has now gone and replaced with the caravans/chalets which are adjacent to the home?

Just wondered if you could throw any more light on this and would appreciate any dates when it was last used and closed etc. Such happy memories!

Hope to hear from you Best wishes

Steve.




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