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Winseyman

What was a Winseyman?
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Dave Lloyd
02 July 2006
What was a Winseyman? And When did the Griff coal field first start?
 

Hi Fionn,
Dave Lloyd, tracing his ancestors, asked the question, what was a Winseyman. (Probably means Wimseyman.)

Below are some methods of coal drawing from the Bell Pit to the Wimsey.

His great,great,great grandad was probably an earley steam winding engineman.

John.

Stairs and Ladder Pits (Opposite)
This method of bringing coal to the surface was common in the east of Scotland, particularly in edge seams. Coalbearers carried their very heavy loads of coal up a series of stairs or ladders. They were easily constructed and had no running costs unlike horse gins.

Wimsey or Engine Drawing Coal In The Stafforshire Collieries


Horse Gin

 

 

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