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1965 - Page 1


Rest Days

Seven Rest Day Holidays were awarded to miners.  These could be taken at any time throughout the year, from 1st January 1965 via prior arrangement. Of course, many tickets were signed retrospective!


Broke Into Old Roadway

On 11th January 1965, 6s Panel fast end in the Piper seam at New Hucknall thirled through accidentally to an old roadway in the floor from Bentinck colliery (Nottinghamshire), thought to be over 10 yards (9m) away. The senior Overman Les Payne clambered through the hole after making sure the air was pure and walked down the old airway and eventually arrived in Bentinck colliery pit bottom astounding people working there!


Bi-Directional Shearer 

A bi-directional shearer was introduced at Teversal (Nottinghamshire) in the Waterloo in January 1965.  By May, the weekly output record for the colliery had increased to 11,347 tons.


Silverhill Training Face

The Yard seam was re-opened at Silverhill (Nottinghamshire) in February 1965 and worked as a Training face until December 1967 when it was closed yet again due to poor quality.


Swadlincote Colliery Closed After 83 Years

Swadlincote (South Derbyshire) sunk in 1852, was closed in February 1965 after 83 years.  (Hall and Boardman, also Halls). Position

  • No1 UC shaft 43/2919/126403, surface level 270 ft (82.3m), depth 345½ yards (315.8m)
  • No2 43/2919/116402, depth 268¾ yards (245.8m)
  • No3 DC 43/2919/107401, depth 349½ yards (315.5m). The mine was located to the western edge of the village of Swadlincote south of Newhall and north of Church Gresley. Referred to locally as Swad.

Swadlincote Old:

  • UC shaft sunk to Woodfield 195 yards (178.3m) in 1845
  • No1 shaft sunk to Stanhope 2’ 5” (0.74m) thick at 263 yards (240.5m).

Seams worked at Swadlincote:

  • Eureka, Stanhope fin 1912, re-open Apr 1959 – finished 16/11/1959 abandoned Nov 1960,
  • Little Woodfield to 1904, re-open Jan – June 1960
  • Kilburn 1911-1914, re-open 1923-29/1/1929, in 1934 shafts No1 and No3 deepened to Kilburn, re-open 1938 - Feb 1965, Stockings 1914 - 25/2/1961
  • Yard Nov 1960-May 1963, too thin
  • Woodfield – 1/6/1962; Main 1856-1885; probable depth 343 yards (313.5m).

Main coal workings adjacent at Stanton, Deep Foundation, Cartwright, Granville, Church Gresley, Cadley Hill and Gresley Wood collieries. 

Moses Cartwrights colliery was known locally as Shoddy pit. The colliery was taken over by Robert Cartwright and Edmund Sharpe. The mine was pumped out and repaired and continued once more to produce coal until 1897 when the firm went into liquidation. The mining rights were sold to a sanitary pipe making firm.

A Co-operative was formed by the miners at the pit and was called Alliance pit. This was because the colliery was operated by a consortium of workmen or brotherhood and were paid partly in money and partly in goods from a local shop.
The mineral rights were leased from Wragg’s the sanitary pipe firm at £120 per year for 15 years, plus royalties per ton of coal and clay worked. However the enterprise failed in the early 1900s and the rights of Wragg were bought out by the Granville Colliery Co.

OutputNo7 Area EMD:

  • 1947: 145,542 tons, 406 men
  • 1948: 226,309 tons, 529 men
  • 1949: 228,756 tons, 528 men
  • 1950: 258,503 tons, 550 men
  • 1951: 289,605 tons, 561 men
  • 1952: 297,030 tons (maximum), 571 men
  • 1953: 283,638 tons, 566 men
  • 1954: 286,803 tons, 566 men
  • 1955: 289,903 tons, 551 men
  • 1956: 290,587 tons, 583 men
  • 1957: 290,041 tons, 587 men
  • 1958: 279,030 tons, 599 (maximum manpower)
  • 1959: 261,408 tons, 596 men
  • 1960: 232,607 tons, 575 men
  • 1961: 296,081 tons, 533 men
  • 1962: 291,197 tons, 408 men
  • 1963: 274,854 tons, 351 men
  • 1964/65: 230,924 tons, 257 men.  Production ceased 1965.

The Kilburn seam, opened near shaft pillar and a panel with a trepanner power loader, powered supports, Dawson Miller stable hole machines achieved a National record for a face of 35½ tons per man-shift, during week ending 17th February 1962.  In the same week a Joy Continuous miner produced 906 tons that equated to an output of 60 tons or an overall output of 64 cwts per man-shift.

Swadlincote Drift mine: Block seam 4’ 2” (1.27m) - 4/5/1962.

Agents:

  • John Hall
  • Geoffrey D Mayhew
  • PCC Phillips (1659)
  • Frank M Joyce (844)  ... 

Sub-Area Managers / Group Managers:

  • FM Joyce (844) -1952
  • Jack EM Chapman (1734) 1952-1958
  • Jack Godley (4130) 1958-1963
  • Arthur Summers (4896) 1963-1965.

Managers for Swadlincote:

  • Granville Chambers
  • Alfred Eley
  • TP Hewitt
  • SE Thomas
  • George J German (1573)
  • PCC Phillips (1659)
  • Frank M Joyce (844)
  • Manager and Agent
  • Jack E Chapman (1734)
  • William Wallace (2747) -1951
  • John G Tebbs (3897) 1951-1954
  • Jock R Gibson (4391) 1954-1958
  • William Tatham (4103) 1958-1964
  • Alec Hindmarsh (5417) 1964-1965.   

Undermanagers for Swadlincote:

  • John Grinhaff
  • T Wagstaff
  • Benjamin Soar
  • C Bourne
  • A Cowley (2nd)
  • E Pilkington (2nd)
  • A Clamp (2nd)
  • E Bromley (2nd)
  • A Atkin (2nd) -1959
  • GF Gill (4857) 1958-1960
  • WE Jones (5103) 1958-1964
  • Stuart A Skelding (6257) 1961-1962
  • Jack W Ash (7469) 1964-1965.

Surveyors included: …

  • Arthur A Hook (63) Head Surveyor 1920s-1930s?
  •  ….
  • Harold Calow (1227) (transferred from Bretby c1950-1955, promoted to Group Surveyor), retired
  • John Hope (2593) 1955-1958 (transferred to Church Gresley, transferred to Donisthorpe 1963, transferred to Planning dept HQ 1968)
  • Ken Smith (4224)
  • Ray Wallis (moved to Area HQ re miss thurling, (quote H Brian Bennett ex-linesman)
  • Colin Hardy (3168) (promoted from Pleasley (No4 Area), transferred to Cadley Hill) 1958-1963
  • Ron Hemsley (2990) 1963.

Fatal Accidents at Swadlincote:

  • Sam Smith (?) fell down the shaft 28/6/1854
  • T Draper (48) fall of roof 1/10/1858
  • Jeremiah Farmer (41) Explosion of Methane 1/12/1859 In Memory J Farmer
  • Sam Evans (15) run over by tubs 25/1/1864
  • William Smith (74) fell down the shaft 5/9/1864
  • William Wildsworth (54) rope broke 27/10/1864
  • William Walley (26) suffocated by fumes from a fire 19/12/1864
  • William Bonser (22) fall of roof 30/12/1864
  • George Hodgkinson (41) wheel came off a drum 4/8/1865
  • George Greaves (45) fall of roof 30/9/1865
  • Herbert Elliott (16) crushed by tubs 18/1/1867
  • Richard Harvey (19) fall of coal 11/10/1867
  • Joseph Botham (45) fall of coal 30/1/1868
  • James Crackle (15) fell from the screens 1/12/1869
  • Thomas Wilkinson (23) fall of coal 11/12/1869
  • John Swindell (50) fall of roof 6/1/1870
  • James Loon (14) fall of roof 24/10/1871
  • John Wilkinson (21) explosion of firedamp 18/4/1872
  • William Dalman (14) crushed by steam hoist on the surface 2/5/1872
  • George Peace (18) fall of roof 9/6/1873
  • William Ball (48) explosion of firedamp 28/3/1879
  • Herbert Clamp (30) fall of coal 4/3/1887
  • John Thomas Green (13) fall from side of a roadway 9/9/1889
  • Arthur Greaves (41) fall in a roadway 9/9/1902
  • William Eyley (19) fall of roof 14/2/1906
  • Thomas Thornwill (37) fall of coal 28/6/1907 TT
  • John Sidwalls (18) fall in a roadway 30/9/1908
  • William Enoch Peace (25) fall of roof 21/9/1909
  • Joseph Cooper Platts (56) crushed by tubs 27/4/1924
  • To continue when information available

Old Swadlincote .......

  • Francis Bridge (?) explosion of firedamp 24/11/1834
  • Henry Kent, John Heap, John Harvey and William Taylor all perished when the chain broke as they went down the shaft 15/11/1839
  • ? Swindell killed when some material fell down the shaft and struck him 10/9/1840
  • Sam Steward killed by fall of roof 10/9/1840

Swadlincote was surrounded by old pits such as Stanton, Cadley Hill, Gresley Wood, Church Gresley, Deep Foundation, Cartwright, Darklands, Old Granville, Granville, Baker Street, Potsherds, Wide shaft, Woodville working several different seams and to the east lay many clay pits.

A fatal accident to Samuel Street (66) was reported when he fell down the shaft at one of the pits in the Swadlincote area on 10/9/1830.


Mapperley Colliery Closed After 93 Years

Mapperley colliery (Derbyshire) sunk to 410 yards (375m) in 1872 by the Glendon Iron Co and taken over by Mapperley Colliery Co in 1884 was closed in March 1965 after 93 years.  The pit was situated to the west of the village of Mapperley and to the north of West Hallam and southeast of Smalley. Shaft positions: SK44SW,

(Photo shows wooden cooling tower, to the right. Steam condensed into the pond beneath. At Ollerton in the 1960s - 1980s they had gold fish in the pond, two painters Norman and Alanused to feed them, they also fed on the algae which grew along the sides)

  • No1 shaft DC 13’ 0” (4.26m) dia, 442303, 343364, 149 yards (136.7m), Deep Hard seam 142 yards (130m) 1872.
  • No2 shaft DC 14’ 0” (3.05m) dia, 442302, 343344, 408 yards (373.5m), Kilburn seam 1890.
  • No3 shaft UC 10' 0" (3.05m) dia, 442240, 343347, 404 yards (370m). Water made underground from various sources was pumped to the surface.

No1 shaft electric winder began coaling April 1956 with 70 winds to the hour of 4 x 13 cwts tubs.
No2
shaft winder was dismantled in Dec 1952 and replaced by one transferred from Stanley.

A Washery plant was built in 1936.

Pithead baths were opened in 1954.

At No3 shaft a Robey 30hp engine was installed in Dec 1957. It was transferred to No2 shaft and used for winding pump men in and out of the pit in May 1966.

A coal prep plant was built and opened in Nov 1961.

A 115 tons capacity Butterley bunker was operational from July 1961.

A coal stocking site was operational by 1962.

A 10' 0" (3.05m) turntable on the pit bank for fulls was operational in June 1962 along with a new fulls 48 tons Pooley weighbridge.

Screens altered Aug 1964.

CCTV control was working on a boom loader by Sep 1964.
Coal turning ceased 27 Mar 1965 and salvage was completed by 25 Mar 1966.

Seams worked

  • Deep Soft 4’ 10” (1.47m), clunch/dunns 11” (0.28m), coal 5” (0.13m) 1870-1898 (district known as Old Soft coal was suddenly abandoned in June 1892 by reason of gob fires that had broken out previously) and - Apr 1959, Roof Soft (1.37m) -10/4/1959
  • Deep Hard -1914 and -/2/1921, blue bind roof, gees 1’ 3” (0.38m), scuds 10” (0.25m), hard coal 3’ 4” (1.01m), soft coal 6” (0.15m), soft clunch floor, and 7/3/1957, signed for 14/3/1967
  • Piper coal bright 2’ 6” (0.76m), coal hard 1’ 3” (0.38m) -1913 and 1946-26/3/1965
  • Low Main 1937-26/3/1965
  • Kilburn -25/12/1947
  • Brown Rake seam, dark grey bind, ironstone balls 4” (0.10m) coal 2’ 8” (0.81m). shaley coal 5” (0.13m)
  • Clunch 3” (0.08m) 1958-2/10/1964 abandoned 20/5/1966.

The workings were bounded by Stanley-Hillside (1958), West Hallam, Woodside and Coppice workings.
A connection to Coppice was made in Oct 1964


Mapperley
Coppice

On 1st April 1965 Mapperley was merged with Coppice (right). Highest output ever was 471,810 tons in 1958 with 738 men.  At closure there were 240 men, 12 retired, 70 men transferred to Denby Drury Lowe and 70 odd to Cossall.
3 shafts No1 DC 13 ft dia (3.96m) 140 yards (128 m) 170 tons / hour from double deck 2 x 17 cwt tubs;  No2 UC 14 ft dia (4.27m) 407 yards (372m), riding to Low Main at 195 yards (178m); No3 UC 10 ft dia (3.05m) to 407 yards (372m) with electric winch to Low Main at 191 yards (175m). A Norton Tividale Baum washery 180 tons per hour was installed in 1936.  Prior to 1947 the pit produced its own electricity and there was an overhead power line to Stanley. Production was mainly handfilled longwall advancing and there was some room and pillar work.
Manpower from 1894:

  • Mapperley No1 pit 230 Deep Soft, Deep Hard, No2 pit 174 Kilburn, 106 surface
  • 1895: No1 250 DS, DH, No2 219 K, 116 s/f
  • 1896: No1 185 DS, DH, No2 257 K, 113 s/f
  • 1897: No1 181 DS, DH, No2 194 K, 122 s/f
  • 1898: No1 202 Deep Hard, No2 230 Kilburn, 132 s/f
  • 1899: No1 200 DH, No2 238 K, 137 s/f
  • 1900: No1 180 DH, No2 245 K, 124 s/f
  • 1901: No1 200 DH, No2 265 K, 132 s/f
  • 1902: No1 190 DH, No2 288 K, 122 s/f
  • 1903: No1 210 DH, No2 307 K, 134 s/f
  • 1904: No1 218 DH, No2 300 K, 134 s/f
  • 1905: No1 182 Deep Soft, Deep Hard, No2 304 Kilburn, 140 s/f
  • 1906: No1 201 DS, DH, Piper, No2 356 K, 151 s/f
  • 1907: No1 198 DS, DH, P, 362 K, 127 s/f
  • 1908: No1 224 DS, DH, P, No2  394 K, 155 s/f
  • 1909: No1 230 DS, DH, Piper stood, No2 358 K, 146 s/f
  • 1910: No1 325 app DS, DH, No2 375 app K, 146 s/f
  • 1911: No1 300 DS, DH, No2 389 K, 147 s/f
  • 1912: No1 321 DS, DH, No2 391 K, 156 s/f
  • 1913: No1 309 DS, DH, No2 420 K, 153 s/f
  • 1914: No1 334 DS, DH, No2 447 K, 156 s/f
  • 1915: No1 338 DS, DH, No2 435 K, 171 s/f
  • 1916: No1 339 DS, DH, No2 426 K, 191 s/f
  • 1917: No1 347 DS, DH, No2 438 K, 176 s/f
  • 1918: No1 350 DS, DH, No2 406 K, 172 s/f
  • 1919: No1 496 DS, DH, No2 486 K, 197 s/f
  • 1920: No1 424 DS, DH, No2 506 K, 210 s/f
  • 1921: No1 360 DS, DH, No2 491 K, 190 s/f
  • 1922: No1 360 DS, DH, No2 508 K, 208 s/f
  • 1923: No1 and No2 904 Deep Soft, Deep Hard fin, Kilburn, 230 s/f
  • 1924: 915 DS, K, 209 s/f
  • 1925 784 Deep Soft, Deep Hard, Low Main, Kilburn, 234 s/f
  • 1926: 853 DS, DH, LM, K, 200 s/f
  • 1927: 832 206 s/f
  • 1928: 768 DS, DH, LM, K, 224 s/f
  • 1929: 745 Deep Soft, Deep Hard fin, Low Main, Kilburn, 190 s/f
  • 1930: 780 DS, LM, K, 194 s/f
  • 1931: 753 DS, LM, K, 183 s/f
  • 1932: 696 DS, LM, K 181
  • 1933 581 DS, Low Main fin, K, 178 s/f
  • 1934: 560 DS, K, 187
  • 1935: 504 DS, K, 173 s/f
  • 1936: 500 DS, K, 170 s/f
  • 1937: 501 DS, K, 166 s/f
  • 1938: 526 DS, LM, K, 182 s/f
  • 1939: 550 app DS, LM, K, 190 app s/f
  • 1940: 569 DS, LM, K, 201 s/f
  • 1941: 568 DS, LM, K, 212 s/f
  • 1942: 578 DS, LM, K, 241 s/f
  • 1943: 558 DS, LM, K, 227 s/f
  • 1944: 540 DS, LM, K, 236 s/f
  • 1945: 533 DS, LM, K, 217 s/f
  • 1946: app 730 men DS, LM, K.

Output and Manpower NCB: No5 Area EMD:

  • 1947: 266,083 tons, 712 men u/g and s/f, Deep Soft, Low Main, Kilburn
  • 1948: 294,837 tons, 713 men
  • 1949: 297,921 tons, 739 men
  • 1950: 329,670 tons, 760 men
  • 1951: 359,225 tons, 738 men
  • 1952: 366,612 tons, 735 men
  • 1953: 390,196 tons, 754 men
  • 1954: 414,444 tons, 745 men
  • 1955: 426,748 tons, 754 men
  • 1956: 363,865 tons, 783 men max
  • 1957: 402,490 tons, 780 men
  • 1958: 471,810 tons max, 738 men
  • 1959: 452,836 tons, 725 men
  • 1960: 433,152 tons, 717 men
  • 1961: 458,845 tons, 720 men
  • 1962: 367,709 tons, 705 men
  • 1963/64: 287,692 tons, 568 men
  • 1964/65: 180,525 tons, 359 men.  Production ceased March 1965.

Agents:

  • George Lewis ME Agent pre 1883-
  • William Spencer Agent 1887-1892
  • George Spencer (1458) Agent 1912-1930
  • FM Brown (1135) Agent 1930-1938
  • S Barber Agent 1938-1944
  •  ...
  • Jim Smillie (2628) Agent 1947-1951
  • Ben Denton (2594) Agent 1951-

Sub-Area Managers / Group Managers / Production Managers:

  • Eric W Potts (2131) Sub-Area Manager 1950-1951
  • Jack G Belfitt (2265) 1951-1952
  • P Cliff Parry (4149) (ex Manager Ogilvie), Sub-Area Manager 1952-1956
  • F Donald Davies 1956-1957
  • Sam S Thornhill (3123) No1 Group Manager 1957-1964
  • George Cook (5472), Group Manager 1964-1965.

Managers for Mapperley: for Glendon Iron Co

  • Fred-Matt-Brown
    Frederick Matthew Brown
    James Ashworth pre 1883-1884
  • William W Evans 1884-1886 for Mapperley Colliery Co
  • William Hay (2nd) 1887-1891
  • R Gascoyne (2nd) 1891-1892
  • J Turner (2nd) 1892-1893
  • George Spencer (1458) and Agent 1893-1912
  • Frederick Matthew Brown (1135) 1912-1930 (to Agent) ***
  • A Butler (402) 1930-1939
  • Ben Denton (2594) Manager 1940-1952
  • Alf  Postlethwaite (4750) 1955-1958
  • William E Bridgett (3816) 1958-1965 (transferred from High Park, transferred to Denby Drury Lowe)
  • DM Brooks (5468) 1/4/1965-1966
  • John Dow (3090) 1966-1967 (for Coppice also)
  • FJ Durance (3250) 1967.  

Assistant Managers:

  • RL Hogg (650/2nd) 1953-.

Undermanagers for Mapperley

  • Fred Hobson pre 1887-1891
  • John Stevenson 1891-
  • Amos Buxton 1892-1894
  • WC Parkin (953 s) 1892-1895
  • J Cooper (648 s) 1894-1898
  • JM Herring (1105 s) 1895-1911
  • Frederick Matthew Brown (1135) 1898-1899
  • A Clifford (2623) 1899-1903
  • J Wright (2nd) 1903-1908
  • R Blunt (2700) 1908-1912
  • AE Henshaw (6429 2nd) 1912-1914
  • Thomas Jones (2nd) 1912-1913
  • W Bramley (516 2nd)
  • JH Chapman (5758 2nd) 1913-1917
  • HC Robinson (2nd) 1914-1918
  • Thomas Severn (3560 2nd) 1917-1918 (disappeared underground and was never found)
  • HS Tomlinson (1918 2nd) 1918-1932
  • C Robinson (56 2nd) 1918-1937
  • RL Hogg (2nd) 1932-1953 (promoted to Assistant Manager)
  • William H Southern (2602) 1937-1940
  • ME Gillott (2nd) 1953-1954
  • Alf  Postlethwaite (4750) 1954-1955 (promoted to Manager)
  • R Speak (2nd)
  • G Baker (2nd 7368/ 5983 1st) 1956-1959
  • J Wright (6412) 1959-1965 (acting Manager 1965). 

Surveyors included: 

  • JW Calder (....)
  • GE Emerson (671) 1910s-1920s
  • SEG Hill (870) 1947-
  • Denis Wardingley (2441) (transferred from Stanley)
  • Ken Rawson (2658) -1966
  • Ken E Nicholson (2202) 1967 (for Coppice also).

Fatal Accidents Mapperley:

  • John Potter (49) fell down shaft 13/2/1872
  • John Parkin (20) fall of coal 29/9/1873
  • John Hebb (27) fall of coal 12/1/1875
  • James Smith (28) fall of coal 14/4/1875
  • George Slater (40) fall of coal 11/5/1874
  • Charles Woolley (23) fall of roof 26/6/1876
  • Fred Laurence (34) fall of coal 25/4/1879
  • Curtis Daniels (15) fall of roof 25/6/1885
  • William Frost (53) explosion of firedamp 4/4/1887
  • Henry Cotgrave (19) crushed by wagons on the surface 15/1/1889
  • Charles Harris (57) fell down the shaft 3/9/1890
  • John Woodforth (59) crushed by a wagon on the surface 21/11/1902
  • Henry Durow (19) run over by tubs 10/11/1903
  • William Swain (23) a cartridge canister exploded 24/11/1903
  • William Henry Milward (36) crushed by tubs 19/11/1907, died 2/12/1907
  • William Aldred (21) fall in a roadway 4/8/1914
  • Arthur W Cresswell (37) hit by a girder 24/3/1916, died 31/3/1916
  • William Betts (37) fall of coal 27/7/1916
  • John Morley (66) fall of bind 6/8/1919 **
  • John William Harvey (21) fall of roof 9/1/1923
  • Sam Bostock Cook (45) injured a hand, died from septicaemia 16/7/1927
  • James Akers (43) run over by tubs 24/7/1929
  • John Robert Leeson (60) fall of roof 2/11/1930
  • Thomas Rodgers (57) injured a hand, died from toxaemia 7/12/1930
  • Thomas William Croft (47) fall of coal 15/10/1931
  • Thomas Watson, married, of Smalley and Fred Harris, single of West Hallam killed by heavy fall of roof whilst repairing a roadway 5/11/1932
  • Henry Riley (57) fall of roof 19/7/1938
  • Horace Wood (50) crushed by wagons on the surface 26/5/1948
  • Edward Corey (61) caught in machinery 22/11/1947, died 1/9/1948
  • Harold Sowter (39) fall of roof 12/5/1949
  • William Herbert Haslam (50) crushed by the cage 2/1/1952, died 3/1/1952
  • Jack Hampshire Parkin (?) fall of roof 22/2/1957
  • Albert Harold Snape (62) crushed by tubs 9/3/1961.

Frederick Matthew Brown ***

1898-1899 Frederick Matthew Brown (1135) - Undermanager Mapperley Colliery

1900 - Stanley (Mapperley Colliery Co) West Hallam, Kilburn 250/49, Manager Frederick Matthew Brown (1135), Undermanager W Bramley (515)

1912-1930s Frederick Matthew Brown (1135) (to Agent) Mapperley

1936 - 1938 Frederick Matthew Brown agent at Stanley


** Derby Daily Telegraph
Wednesday 06 August 1919

FATAL ACCIDENT AT MAPPERLEY COLLIERY

An inquest was conducted Mr. B W. Sale (coroner) on Tuesday at the Institute, touching the death John Morley (66), 6, Dorothy Cottages, Pimlico, Ilkeston, who died on Saturday. Gertrude, wife of the deceased, said she last saw him alive on the night of Friday, Aug. 1 about 8.30, when he left for his work at Mapperley Colliery. About 8.30 following morning she was informed that he was seriously injured, and later that he was dead.—Arthur Hardy, deputy the Colliery, said that on the morning of Aug. 2 he was told that there had been fall of bind. On going to the spot he found Morley underneath, and when he was extricated about an hour and a half later he was dead.—Thomas Hall, who was working near the deceased at the time, also gave evidence. —Dr. A. C. Adams, of West Hallam who was called, found deceased dead on arrival, and said death was due to suffocation.—A verdict was returned to that effect.


Death in Office
Sudden Illness of Mapperley Colliery Official

Mr. Ernest Mayfield, of Woodside, Mapperley, Derbyshire, for 11 years head surveyor and assistant estate agent of the Mapperley Colliery Co, Ltd., died suddenly on Saturday. He was at the head office of the Mapperley Co. in Leicester when he was taken suddenly ill and died before a doctor could be summoned. Mr. Mayfield was 40 years of age. He was a keen photographer, and at the recent Ilkeston arts exhibition he won several first prizes. He was a member of the Vulcan Lodge of Freemasons Alfreton.

A widow and two children, a boy and a girl, are bereaved. The funeral is to be at Mapperley Churchyard at 2.30 on Wednesday.

A Sumping-in drum Planing machine by (Mining Supplies) was installed at Coppice.

Collieries previously closed in the area includedMapperley, Wood, Sick, Gilberts, West Hallam 1-5, Whitehouse, Stoppards, Simonfield, Brick Hill, Copy, Cams Close, Orchard, Ferneyford, Lucotegate, Clay Hills, Wind, Pudding Bag, Flint, Stanley Common, Rowbottoms Close, Colliers Close, Websters and Victoria. To the west was Smalley Common pit and to the southwest Stanley pit. To the northwest included Richardsons Engine and Smalley Mill sough, to the northeast Woodside. There were many other coal shafts and many ironstone pits in the vicinity.


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