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Manners Colliery Closed After 72 Years

Manners colliery situated at the western edge of Ilkeston town, (Derbyshire) sunk in 1877 to 377 yards (345m) and Furnace shaft 177 yards (162m) by the Manners Colliery was closed on 29th October 1949 after 72 years.
The colliery had previously been abandoned in June 1932 by Manners Colliery Co but was taken over by the Ilkeston Collieries Ltd and working was re-commenced on 15/3/1933.

7 boreholes were drillled in the Low Main workings to West Hallam colliery to drain water toManners pit bottom pumps up to Nov 1954 when the holes were sealed up with cement. 850,000 gals of water pumped up the pit per day.

A borehole was drilled from the surface by Boyles Bros for exploration.

No1 UC shaft was 13' 0" (4.0m) to 14' 0" feet (4.27m) dia. Position E445884 N342454. Depth to Low Main was 178 yards (162.75m), Kilburn at 380 yards (347.5m) and depth to sump 396 yards (362m).

Following closure, the headgear at Manners was dismantled in 1959 and transferred to Mapperley and installed by 1960.

Pewit shaft where the depth was 65 yards (59.5m) to the Soft coal lay to the West South West. Electrical power used 440v, 25 cycles, 3 phase.

Seams worked

  • Kilburn ,roof dark tender bind, top bright 10 ½” (0.26), bottom seconds 1’ 9” (0.53m), fireclay floor 1877-15/12/1931 and re-opened Jan 1942-Dec 1942, and 15/12/1951
  • Furnace (Tupton or Low Main) 11/2/1893, strong bind roof, Jerries 5” (0.13m), minge 1’ 6” (0.46m), middle brights 1’ 1” (0.33m), bottom hard 6” (0.15m), stoney clunch, not profitable, closed Apr 1894
  • Piper 4’ 8” (1.42m)1908?-5/12/1942
  • Deep Soft (Main Soft) 3’ 8” (1.12m) -4/2/1949
  • Deep Hard, Gees 4” (0.10m), coal 3/ 10” (1.16m)
  • Low Main  (Tupton) coal 3’ 5” (1.04m) -28/10/1949 and Roof Soft 2’ 3½” (0.70m)-4/2/1949. 14’ 4” (4.4m) dirt between Roof Soft and Deep Soft. (WB Brown HMI 6/8/1949).

Manpower: Manners Colliery Co:

  • 1894: 546 Kilburn, 121 s/f
  • 1895: 434 K, 95 s/f
  • 1896: 436 K, 86 s/f
  • 1897: 420 K, 93 s/f
  • 1898: 418 K, 85 s/f
  • 1899: 451 K, 90 s/f
  • 1900: 443 K, 100 s/f
  • 1901: No1: 448 K, 114 s/f, No2: 92 Tupton, 21 s/f
  • 1902: No1: 467 K, 126 s/f, No2: 93 T, 20 s/f
  • 1903: No1: 563 K, No2: 97 T, 174 s/f
  • 1904: No1: 572 K, 115 T, No2: 14 Piper, 175 s/f
  • 1905: No1: 573 K, Tupton, No2: 57 Piper, 179 s/f
  • 1906: No1: 116 T, 571 K, No2: 84 Piper, 189 s/f
  • 1907: 156 Tupton, 599 Kilburn, 96 Deep Hard, Piper, 230 s/f
  • 1908: 222 T, 653 K, 150 DH, P, 254 s/f
  • 1909: 218 T, 610 K, 140 DH, P, 257 s/f
  • 1911: 428 T, 622 K, DH, P, 37 Deep Soft, 267 s/f
  • 1912: 546 T, P, K, 626 K, DH, 103 DS, 312 s/f
  • 1913: 541 T, P, 237 s/f, No2: 563 K, DH, 93 s/f, No3: 150 DS, 11 s/f
  • 1914: No1: 506 T, P, 230 s/f, No2: 555 K, DH, 113 s/f, No3: 169 DS, 13 s/f
  • 1915: No1: 490 T, P, 250 s/f, No2: 513 K, DH, 116 s/f, No3: DS stood, 11 s/f
  • 1916: No1: 534 T, P, 253 s/f, No2: 510 K, DH, 109 s/f, No3: 238 DS, 11 s/f
  • 1917: No1: 536 DH, T, P, 257 s/f, No2: 510 K, DH, 98 s/f, No3: 269 DS, 13 s/f
  • 1918: No1: 528 DH, T, P, 257 s/f, No2: 485 K, 95 s/f, No3: 277 DS, 13 s/f
  • 1919: No1: 554 DH, T, P, No2: 587 K, 96 s/f, No3: 290 DS, 13 s/f
  • 1920: No1: 545 DH, T, P, 290 s/f, No2: 596 K, 100 s/f, No3: 280 DS, 13 s/f
  • 1921: No1: 544 DH, T, P, 303 s/f, No2: 603 K, 93 s/f, No3: 251 DS, 13 s/f
  • 1922: No1: 449 DH, T, P, 274 s/f, No2: 567 K, 91 s/f, No3: 234 DS, 11 s/f
  • 1923: No1: 473 Low Main, Piper, No2: 631 K, 91 s/f, No3: 200 DS, 13 s/f
  • 1924: No1: 456, LM, P, No2: 557 K, 174 DS, 380 s/f
  • 1925: No1: 444 LM, P, No2: 552 K, 128 s/f, No3: 155 DS, 34 s/f
  • 1926: No1: 354 LM, P, 116 s/f, No2: 420 K, 162 s/f, No3: 104 DS, 13 s/f
  • 1927: No1: 317 LM, P, 104 s/f, No2: 426 K, 193 s/f, No3: 110 Deep Soft and Deep Hard, 24 s/f
  • 1928: No1: 321 LM, P, 128 s/f, No2: 384 K, 206 s/f, No3: 97 DS, DH, 16 s/f
  • 1929: No1: 325 DS, LM, P, 103 s/f, No2: 331 K 166 s/f, No3: 85 DS, DH, 50 s/f
  • 1930: No1: 338 DS, LM, P, 124 s/f, No2: 273 K, 125 s/f, No3: 80 DS, DH, 46 s/f
  • 1931: No1: 372 DS, LM, P, 122 s/f, No2: 243 K, 122 s/f, No3: 104 Roof Soft, Main Soft, Deep Hard, 45 s/f
  • 1932: No1: 383 DS, LM, P, 179 s/f, No2 shaft finished: 10 Kilburn abandoned, 9 s/f, No3: 104 Main Soft, Deep Hard, 57 s/f
  • 1933: Ilkeston Collieries Ltd: No1: 421 Deep Soft, Low Main, Piper, 181 s/f, No3: 6 Main Soft, Deep Hard, 4 s/f
  • 1934: No1: 459 LM, P, 177 s/f, No3: pumping 5 u/g, 3 s/f
  • 1935: No1: 479 LM, P, 135 s/f, No3: pumping 2 u/g, 1 s/f
  • 1936: No1: 480 LM, P, 139 s/f, No3: pumping
  • 1937: No1: 518 LM, P, 148 s/f, No3: pumping
  • 1938: No1: 574 LM, P, 152 s/f, No3: pumping
  • 1940: No1: 380 Roof Soft, Low Main Piper, 141 s/f, No3: pumping
  • 1941: No1: 349 RS, LM, P, 132 s/f, No3: pumping
  • 1942: No1: 352 RS, LM, P, 127 s/f
  • 1943: 342 Roof Soft, Low Main, 124 s/f
  • 1944: 347 RS, LM, 111 s/f
  • 1945: 365 RS, LM, 112 s/f
  • 1946: 370 Tupton (Low Main), Piper, Deep Soft, 99 s/f. Produced household, manufacturing and steam coals.

Output and Manpower NCB: No5 Area EMD,

  • 1947: 163,549 tons, 411 Roof Soft, Low Main, 119 s/f, 530-509 men
  • 1948: 139,654 tons, 411 Roof Soft, Deep Soft, Low Main, 108 s/f, 519-476 men
  • 1949: 68,307 tons, 262 u/g and 84 s/f down to 224 men.  Ceased production October 1949
  • 1950: 28 Roof Soft, Low Main, 19 s/f.

Agents:

  • Maurice Deacon Agent –1890
  • JW Fearn Agent
  • HO Bishop Agent 1920s
  • RG Eaton (13) Agent
  • Jim Smellie (2828) Agent
  • Chief Agent Jack L Westwood (1543)

Managers for Manners

  • Maurice Deacon Manager and Agent –1890 (left to Agent for Blackwell Colliery Co)
  • WE Walker (2043) 1890-1902
  • GC Allsebrook (1921) 1903-1909
  • HO Bishop (1764) 1909-1914
  • FJ Durrance (3250) Manager 1915-1949
  • William Murday (4631) 1949-1950

Undermanagers for Manners

  • Joseph Cunliffe -1891
  • Willis Beckett 1893-1921
  • J Wood 1914-1916
  • M Dawes 1920-1936
  • W Hufton 1921-1925
  • William Barlow 1927-1929
  • ARC James 1936-1940
  • F Rogers 1941-1944
  • RS Speak 1944-1950, all 2nd class certificates

Surveyors:

  • PR Smith (897) Surveyor to Manners Colliery Co Ltd 1920s-1930s
  • SEG Hill (870) 1940s
  • William (Bill) E Martin (1523) 1940s, Sub Area Surveyor after 1947.

Fatal Accidents Manners

  • John Tomlinson (38) struck by stone falling down the shaft 26/8/1877
  • Herbert Collumbine (16) fall of coal 30/10/1878
  • Charles Beardsley (27) fall of coal 28/7/1879
  • John Riley (17) caught in machinery 11/10/1883
  • Job Barker (41) fall of roof 5/3/1884
  • Isaac Clifford (15) explosion of firedamp 29/11/1884
  • Jacob Jackson (46) injured in a pumping shaft 23/7/1885
  • Sam Moseley (27) fall of roof 25/11/1886
  • George Townsend (36) crushed by a boiler on the surface 6/11/1888
  • John Booth (52) fall of roof 6/11/1888
  • John Price (21) fall of roof 13/12/1889
  • Joseph Aram (16) crushed by the cage 6/4/1890
  • William Thorpe (52) fall of roof 14/6/1890
  • George Lawrence Kirk (15) fell over 3/5/1893, abscess formed and he died 19/5/1893
  • David Tatham (62) and James Tatham (15) overcome by fumes from a fire stopping 12/6/1893
  • John William Argyle (21) fell into the sump 26/10/1893
  • William Critch (29) fall of coal 3/11/1893
  • Geoffrey Hardy (28) fall of roof 3/2/18196, died 5/2/1896
  • William Driver (43) strained himself lifting 8/10/1896, died 9/10/1896
  • John Reynolds (29) fall of roof 21/12/1896
  • Edward Hatter (39) run over by wagon on the surface 30/4/1897
  • John Thomas Moon (37) fall of coal 15/11/1898
  • Thomas Fentern (41) fall of roof 4/4/1900
  • Timothy Kelly (54) fell over 11/6/1901, died 20/6/1901
  • Joseph Henry Cobb (15) crushed by tubs 21/12/1901
  • Sam Dawes (59) fall of roof 24/2/1902, died 26/2/1902
  • Isaac Gillott (21) fall of roof 26/8/1902
  • Frederick Emberton (22) crushed by wagon on the surface 17/4/1903
  • Thomas Beardsley (26) fall of coal 13/5/1904
  • explosion of firedamp on 21/8/1905 Joseph Crosby (36) killed outright, Joseph Jordan (21) severely burned, died 27/9/1905 and Benjamin Dooley (22) severely burned, died 4/10/1905
  •  Walter Wilson (30) fell over a rail 7/10/1909
  • George Oliver Warren (19) crushed by a wagon on the surface 21/11/1906
  • Henry Hopkins (56) run over by tubs on 16/10/1907, died 18/10/1907
  • George Robert Mann (16) fall in a roadway 26/2/1908
  • Walter Siddown (26) fall in a roadway on 25/2/1909, died 27/2/1909
  • Walter Wilson (39) fell over and injured his head 7/10/1909
  • Arthur Riley (27) fall of roof 10/2/1910
  • George William Saxton (16) run over by tubs 1/3/1911
  • Charles Wigley (14) crushed by tubs 5/6/1912
  • Edward Tarrant (19) strained himself lifting a tub on 27/6/1913
  • John William Pilkington (30) fall in a roadway 10/11/1914
  • Harry Shaw (14) fall in a roadway 28/6/1915
  • Benjamin Briggs (48) fall of roof 30/6/1915
  • Harry Paling (32) fall of roof 20/3/1916
  • Wilfred Dickens (16) fall in roadway 29/8/1916
  • John Bradley (29) fall of roof on 5/11/1915, died 11/10/1916
  • Joseph Smith (57) coal fell down the shaft and struck him 7/4/1918, died 8/4/1918
  • John Holloway (54) run over by wagons on the surface 21/9/1918, died 29/9/1918
  • Thomas Edward Sewell (18) fall of roof 5/1/1920, died 7/1/1920
  • Harry Shaw (35) fall of roof 21/1/1921
  • Arthur Fearn (39) crushed by wagons on the surface 11/5/1921, died 24/5/1921
  • Joseph Oulton (36) electrocuted 3/6/1922
  • Herbert Pearson (18) run over by tubs 23/12/1922
  • Harold Bloodworth (17) fall of roof 5/2/1923
  • Henry Carrington (42) injured his arm on 18/12/1924, died 27/12/1924
  • Caleb Henry Wooley (37) fall of roof 26/1/1925
  • John Smith (58) fall of roof on 28/6/1927, died 9/7/1927
  • James Farnsworth (57) fall of coal 11/8/1927
  • Arthur Daykin (63) caught in machinery on the surface 2/4/1928
  • George Barlow (49) fall of roof 19/4/1929
  • William Smith (53) fall of roof 25/10/1933
  • Thomas Meakin (51) fall of roof 25/10/1933
  • Horace Sisson (32) fall of roof 6/12/1937
  • Arthur Smedley (43) crushed by the cage 3/5/1944
  • Alfred Newton Knighton (38) fall of roof 6/2/1947, died 10/4/1947
  • John Bowley (59) ? 28/2/1948.  

Avenue Colliery

Avenue shaft (previously a Clay Cross Co pit) (Derbyshire), was closed after 68 years but kept open as a pumping pit. (See 1950).


Old Mines

Named collieries previously closed in the Ilkeston area included: 

  • Old Granby
  • New Granby
  • Peacock
  • Norman
  • Nutbrook
  • Grove
  • Rutland 1-4
  • Abbotsford
  • Carr Close
  • Manners
  • Oakwell
  • Phillips
  • Park Old
  • Bath
  • John Dodds
  • Shaws
  • South Street
  • Bullie
  • West Hallam
  • Kirk Hallam  
  • Ilkeston
    plus many other coal pits and ironstone mines.

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