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The Decline Of The Industry Continued
After Nationalisation 1947

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1958
1960
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New Langley Colliery - Continued

Output and Manpower NCB: No5 Area EMD:

  • 1947: 199,522 tons, 455 men
  • 1948: 201,758 tons, 464 men
  • 1949: 194,379 tons, 456 men
  • 1950: 193,949 tons, 462 men
  • 1951: 189,115 tons, 477 men
  • 1952: 208,825 tons, 494 men
  • 1953: 216,689 tons, 505 men
  • 1954: 232,664 tons, 486 men
  • 1955: 218,074 tons, 474 men
  • 1956: 244,877 tons, 495 men
  • 1957: 230,869 tons, 500 men
  • 1958: 199,025 tons, 498 men
  • 1959: 159,676 tons, 476 men. 
  • 1960: Colliery merged with Ormonde February

Agents:

  • Frederick Channer Corfield Agent 1889 -
  • H Eustace Mitton Agent 1906-1922
  • Jack Bircumshaw (2144) Agent 1922-1938
  • Montagu FM Wright (1124) Agent 1938 -1942
  • Jack G Belfitt (2265) Agent 1943 -1946

Sub-Area Managers / Group Managers:

  • Jack G Belfitt (2265) Sub-Area Manager -1953
  • Jim William Crossland (3610) Sub-Area Manager 1953 -
  • William Murday (4631) Group Manager. 

Managers for New Langley

  • William Sutton (1445) 1887-1890
  • Humphrey R Watson (2333) Manager 1891-1892, merged with Bailey Brook 1892-1900,
    for New Langley 1900-1915
  • Ben D Elliott (3296) Manager 1916-1924
  • GH Holmes (3987) Manager 1924-1937
  • Jack G Belfitt Manager (2265) 1937-1941
  • GH Riley (4014) 1941-1945
  • FM Ball (2339) 1945-1948
  • Hubert Hyde (2411) 1949-1952
  • Stan Hayes (4214) 1952-1956 (promoted from Denby Hall, transferred to Manager Selston at Underwood)
  • John Dow (3090) 1956-1960 (transferred to Woodside No1)

Undermanagers for New Langley: for New Winnings:

  • William Hogg (990 service cert 2nd) 1887-1891
  • New Langley: William Beresford (982 service cert 2nd) 1891-1892; merged with Loscoe
  • James Walker (988 service cert 2nd) 1893-1898
  • Thomas Henshaw (330 / 2nd) 1898-1899
  • John Wood (2nd) for New Langley 1899-1928
  • No Undermanager 1928-37
  • W Allen (2nd) 1937-1938
  • E Grundy (3064) 1938-1939
  • T Henshaw (2nd)
  • J Wood (2nd)
  • S Robert Shepherd (2nd) 1939-1952 (transferred from Ollerton)
  • D Dorn (2nd) 1952-1953
  • W Platt (2nd) 1953-1955
  • HT Botterill (2nd) 1956 Temp, appointed Apr 1957-1960

Surveyors included: 

  • Stanley Dobinson (951) transferred to Ollerton
  • Bernard P Cullen (3163).

Fatal Accidents

  • Charles Farnsworth (40), Charles Hopewell (24) and Thomas Rawson (60) were killed on 12/11/1867 when a boiler exploded
  • William Beswick (45) fall of roof 18/4/1878
  • John Hardy (54) caught in machinery 4/9/1885
  • John Henry Noon (29) fall of roof 19/6/1901, died 19/8/1901
  • Soloman Phillips (45) fall of roof 9/10/1910, died 10/10/1910
  • Walter Riley (53) scalded when he fell into hot water 19/8/1912
  • James Haynes (54) fall of roof 15/10/1916
  • Walter Hague (55) injured his head 12/9/1928, died 25/11/1928
  • George H Cresswell (32) caught in a coal cutter 16/2/1937
  • Walter Bronson (37) fall of roof 21/1/1938, died 22/1/1938
  • John Thomas Hickling (36) fall of roof 17/2/1937, died 11/5/1938
  • Alan Henshaw (41) fall of roof 19/1/1941.

Hucknall No1 Pit at Watnall Road (Nottinghamshire)
Was Closed 1960

It was a ventilation shaft for Hucknall No2.

One of the shafts was used as a ventilation shaft for Babbington and called No7. Roger Hibbert, a friend, who worked on the belt staff on split shift used to travel by lorry (with cover on back) from Babbington to descend the shaft to be nearer the work place and then travelled back again at shift end to get bathed and changed to go home.


Bretby Middle Place

Bretby Middle Place, Stockings abandoned January 1960
First worked 1919-1933, reopened 1939-1960

Group Manager

  • Jack EM Chapman (1734)

Managers:

  • Ralph Rawlinson (5788)
  • Alec Hindmarsh (5417) July 1960.

Surveyors: ....

  • HT Calow (1227)
  • Ron Hemsley (2990)

Bretby or Newhall Park (South Derbyshire)

Woodfield first worked at Bretby 1877 to Jan 1939, re-opened Dec 1951 to Jan 1960

Tilly Green’s drift 1in5. 5 late 1940s. Water gravitates to Stanton colliery Pumping station

Kilburn seam first worked 1908-1922, re-opened 1932-1948, then re-opened again 1951-1955

The pit was to the South West of Newhall and South East of Burton on Trent.

The 18 collieries of South Derbyshire and Leicestershire in No7 Area of the East Midlands Division had HQ at Coleorton

The pits in No7 Area were the first in the country to achieve an overall manshift output of 2 tons. Around 30% of the output was used for industry and 22% for domestic and 40% for the production of electricity, the 3% for colliery use, miners’ coal, railways and gas and the remaining 5% for miscellaneous use.

A single-ended ranging drum shearer with chain haulage was installed at Measham (Leicestershire), called the ‘Flying Flea’.


Clifton

At Clifton (Nottinghamshire) a prototype solo ski-lift manrider was installed. This appeared to be the way of the future, a personal manriding carrier however the idea did not catch on, although tried later at 2 other pits. The problem was that only a few men, say 10 could use the system at any one time and everyone else had to wait for the empty chairs to come back.


Further Outburst at Harworth

There was a further outburst of gas in the Barnsley seam at Harworth (Nottinghamshire) at 1,000 yards (915m) deep hampering production once more.


Appointments

Harold E Clegg (Agent to 14 pits in No4 Area (Burnley) in 1948) succeeded Arden A Bowker (2736) as General Manager No3 Nottinghamshire Area at Edwinstowe HQ.


Coke Ovens Closed

The coke ovens at Grassmoor and Williamthorpe (Derbyshire) were closed in June after 60 years production.


Last Coaling Plant for Locos

The last coaling plant for British Rail locomotives was being built at Mexborough, but would unfortunately be demolished by 1965 due to the influx of numerous diesel engines.  Again this was a further nail in the coffin for coal production and particularly in the Midlands where depots were supplied with coal from the local mines.

 

 

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