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1967 - Page 8


Cadley Hill and Church Gresley Merged

Cadley Hill West Drift mine, Little Coal Drift mine:
Little Kilburn, Little coal – 25/3/1960.
2 surface drifts, Geoffrey Barnett was Deputy and Shotfirer and 65 to 80 200 millisec delay detonators were fired.
Cadley Hill 1,2,3:

  • 1894: 68 Little, Main, 57 Woodfield, Main, 62 Stockings, Eureka, 53 s/f
  • 1898: 182 Little, Main, Woodfield, Stockings, Eureka, Stanhope, 50 s/f
  • 1900: 306 Little Woodfield, M, W, S, E, S, 60 s/f
  • 1905: 75 M, 155 W, 34 E,96 Stanhope, 71 s/f
  • see closure 1988.

Cadley Hill: Agents: John Hall (3039) Agent.

Sub-Area Managers / Group Manager: …
Managers for Cadley Hill:

  • Alfred Eley (421)
  • TP Hewitt (1760) (for both collieries)
  • SE Thomas (1290)
  • Geo J German (1573) 1900s
  • PCC Phillips (1659)
  • FM Joyce (844)
  • Eric P Lawrence (3181) for No 1, 2, 3, also for Little Coal, -1950 (later Production Manager)
  • William Wallace (2747) 1950-1953
  • John G Tebbs (3897) 1953-1954
  • Jock Reid Gibson (4391) 1954-1964
  • Ralph Rawlinson (5788) 1964- (later Area Director)
  • John Chris Boyle (5733) (later Chief Mining Engineer).

Managers for Cadley Hill/Church Gresley:
Agent Manager, Colliery General Manager

  • John Chris Boyle (5733) promoted
  • Mick E Skelding (7563) later Manager Asfordby)
  • Tom W Fleming (8204)
  • Keith McCarthy (9457).

Deputy Managers Cadley Hill:

  • Stuart A Skelding (6257)
  • Len Collier (7222).

Deputy Managers Cadley Hill/Church Gresley:

  • Len Collier (7222) and Peter Moulton (2nd)
  • Brian A Finch (8614)
  • John Quimby (8397)
  • Barry J Thumwood (10923)
  • DE Hanson (9288) 1976-1978 (promoted from Undermanager, transferred to Snowdown, Kent, later Manager).

Undermanagers Cadley Hill:

  • John Truman (2nd)
  • James Trueman (2nd)
  • Noah Slade (2nd)
  • H Griffiths (2nd)
  • C Bourne (....)
  • A Cheatle (2nd)
  • Cyril Clamp (6516/2)
  • WJ Thomas (....)
  • W John Bond (6307).

Undermanagers Cadley Hill/Church Gresley:

  • Brian A Finch (8614)
  • Terry P Booth (....)
  • Alf H Henson (5775)
  • John Quimby (8397)
  • John A Fancourt (10443 / 2nd )
  • Lol Doody (8160)
  • William Weston (9948)
  • Ian Clayton (10925)
  • Robin PH Dean (10897)
  • Ray Whittaker (9715)
  • Barry J Thumwood (10923) (promoted to Deputy Manager)
  • Robert P Scott (11353)
  • RW Cottle (11280)
  • DE Hanson (9288) (transferred from Church Gresley 1967-).

Surveyors included:

  • William Sword 1890s-1900s
  • …Norman B Scarratt (2498) (transferred to Church Gresley)
  • Ray T Gould (2363) (transferred from Whitwick transferred to Rawdon)
  • Colin Hardy (3168) (on merger) 1965-1985.

Production and Manpower NCB: No7 Area EMD:

  • 1947: 168,566 tons, 468 men
  • 1948: 200,540 tons, 507 men
  • 1949: 196,573 tons, 489 men
  • 1950: 223,952 tons, 484 men
  • 1951: 228,916 tons, 498 men
  • 1952: 226,114 tons, 492 men
  • 1953: 236,654 tons, 495 men
  • 1954: 239,740 tons, 497 men
  • 1955: 249,056 tons, 503 men
  • 1956: 266,457 tons, 533 men
  • 1957: 243,167 tons, 550 men
  • 1958: 253,459 tons, 570 men
  • 1959: 184,198 tons, 590 men
  • 1960: 126,080 tons, 574 men
  • 1961: 136, 320 tons, 577 men
  • 1962: 190,771 tons, 748 men
  • 1963: 226,352 tons, 854 men
  • 1964/65: 307,832 tons, 920 men
  • 1965/66: 337,395 tons, 985 men
  • 1966/67: 357,060 tons, 875 men
  • South Midlands 1967/68: April 1968 production ceased at Church Gresley - Merged colliery 358,804 tons, 809 men
  • 1968/69: 541,569 tons max, 884 men
  • 1969/70: 515,569 tons, 879 men
  • 1970/71: 477,117 tons, 878 men
  • 1971/72: 419,002 tons, 896 men
  • 1972/73: 474,197 tons, 887 men
  • 1973/74: 379,208 tons, 860 men
  • 1974/75: 435,514 tons, 906 men
  • 1975/76: 402,378 tons, 941 men
  • 1976/77: 412,982 tons, 943 men
  • 1977/78: 438,833 tonnes, 948 men
  • 1978/79: 481,741 tonnes, 919 men
  • 1979/80: 340,443 tonnes, 939 men
  • 1980/81: 357,998 tonnes, 987 men
  • 1981/82: 415,117 tonnes, 950 men
  • 1982/83: 399,420 tonnes, 933 men
  • 1983/84: 424,634 tonnes, 914 men
  • 1984/85: 284,258 tonnes, 936 men
  • 1985/86: 357,078 tonnes, 1,016 men max
  • 1986/87: 354,449 tonnes, 848 men
  • 1987/88: 287,190 tonnes, 324 men. Production finished March 1988.

Adjacent workings: Coton Park, Netherseal, Rawdon, Granville, Swadlincote, Reservoir.

Fatal Accidents: n/a.


Omissions

John Hope (2593) Surveyor at Church Gresley (South Derbyshire) noted on 5th July 1962 that omitted adjacent workings from the late 1890s had been added to the working plan of the mine.

This unfortunately is not the only case I have come across, and there may be many more.

A major reason in the past was that the private mining companies were very secretive about their underground workings and were reluctant for their ‘rivals’ so to speak, to have knowledge of the coal workings, thickness of seam, quality etc. Of course there were other reasons, such as not plotting the final surveys of districts, even though the physical survey work had been done!

An example was found at Teversal (Nottinghamshire) in the Dunsil seam, where only by checking through an old survey note book for some information, and noticing the unusual shape of the sketch of the final survey, different to the shape of the plotted plan, prompted me to examine further, and WE Brian Barlow (2730) the Surveyor and Clarence Skeavington (1347) the Sub-Area Surveyor followed up the omission and it was clarified by Frank England (un cert), the Planner at the time in 1955, he being the person doing the survey work as Assistant to Jimmy Burlinson (service cert 300) Chief Surveyor for the Stanton Ironworks Co) in the 1940s, who plotted the surveys, it was agreed that it was an oversight and had been missed at the time, however it was then plotted on the Dunsil working plan of the mine.
Fortunately it was in an area where no further working was to take place in that seam but it could have been.

All the note books were checked through as far as possible then, but how many more similar examples of past workings are there lurking at other collieries? Two examples that come to mind are Warsop where an area of unplotted work was found when working a panel and at Annesley where old workings again unplotted were found whilst widening the shaft.


IFS Chocks

At Donisthorpe (Leicestershire) there was the invention and application of IFS chocks (Immediate face supports). This is where the chock beam was extended immediately behind the face machine following the cut, so that the roof was not exposed for a long period as previously. Working at the coalface was made much safer than ever before.


Sherwood

The Deep Hard seam was accessed at Sherwood. In later years an area of this seam would combine with the Piper seam and a total extraction of around 9 feet (2.74m) would be possible.


Aberfan Report 4 August 1967

The blame for the disaster where the tip collapsed in 1966 was shared (though in varying degrees) among NCB HQ South Western Divisional Board and certain individuals, 9 officials were criticized. The 3 man Tribunal was led by Lord Justice Edmund Davies, son of a Welsh miner. It followed the longest inquiry of its kind in British Industrial history. It lasted 76 days, over 16 weeks, and 136 witnesses were called. The report contained over 70,000 words.

There was an absence of tipping policy which was the basic cause of the disaster. The NCB just followed in the footsteps of its predecessors. Waste from Merthyr Vale Colliery No7 tip engulfed Pantyglas Junior School and 18 houses killing 116 children and 28 adults.

It was caused by ignorance, ineptitude at all levels, siting control and daily management.

The bungling ineptitude of the supervisors and those directing them and failure on the part of those having knowledge of the factors which affect tip safety to communicate that knowledge and see that it was applied.

One hundred and forty four men, women and children lost their lives


Coal Industry Bill

In November 1967 there was an unopposed Second reading of the Coal Industry Bill in Parliament. Richard Marsh MP (Labour) was Minister of Power. The measure was about meeting the social consequences by the community of the run down of the coal industry. He scorned talk of Coals 'death knell' and that it was 'sheer nonsense'. There would be fewer miners because of more machine mining giving the same output.


Uneconomic pits and unhealthy pits were to close. Further rundown of the industry. Margaret Thatcher MP (Conservative) Opposition spokesperson on Fuel and Power thought that everyone accepted there would be a contraction of the mining industry.

Surface Superintendents Appointed

At larger collieries Surface Superintendents were appointed to run the day to day management of the surface and tips etc, previously under the jurisdiction of the Enginewright or Mechanical Engineer. Ray Scothern (5252) (Deputy Manager Bentinck) was transferred as Surface Superintendent at Ollerton. However he was replaced in 1968 by Edward (Ted) Hodgson a Coal Prep Manager from the North East Coalfield who was to remain in post until 1986.


Granville (South Derbyshire/Leicestershire Coalfield)
Closed After 142 Years

Granville (South Derbyshire/Leicestershire Coalfield) sunk in 1825 (Granville Colliery Co Ltd) was closed after 142 years and merged with Rawdon sunk in 1821 open for 146 years in October 1967. The mine was located to the eastern edge of Swadlincote.
Position No1 43/3019/559079 s/f level 439ft (133.8m), depth 162 yards (148m), then to 300 yards (274.2m), 223¾ yards (204.5m) to Little seam
No2 43/3019/711064, depth 395¼ yards (361.5m)
Upcast shaft 412 yards (376.7m) deep
No4 43/3019/497115, depth 4191/3 yards (383.5m)
Pump shaft 86 yards (76.6m). The original colliery was sunk by Dewes in 1780c and was then known as Court Granville colliery.
Old Granville pit was adjacent, 2 shafts but depths unknown. The pit was worked out by 1820c and two new shafts were sunk to the Main seam at 675 feet (205.7m) and 708 feet (215.8m) respectively called Common and Church.
In 1830 another shaft was sunk called Wideshaft and connected to Common pit and Granville pit underground.
In 1887 a new 14 feet dia shaft was sunk to 1,080 feet (329m) for coal winding.

No2 was deepened to the Kilburn seam at 1,360 feet (414.5m) following the £75,000 buyout of the Estate from Execs of the late Court Grenville by the Granville Coal Co in 1872. It became the Granville Colliery Co in 1874. A pillar of support for Gresley tunnel was left in the Little seam in 1912.
Granville Old colliery, Eureka 4’ 6” (1.37m) finished 11/8/1949.
Pithead baths and canteen opened 1941. New engine houses 1953 and 1955.
Reconstruction 1957/58, new stockyard, new screens and gantry, stores compound, traverser and tippler at pit bank, new engine house, automatic weighing machine. The screens were refurbished in 1958. Anbauhobel plough introduced 1959. Steam engines dispensed with and replaced with Ruston diesel shunting engine on the surface.
However the viable reserves at the pit were diminishing and in the mid 1960s an underground connection was made to Rawdon. The surface was closed down in 1967 and the brick chimney demolished in 1970.

Seams worked:

  • Main 870 feet, abandoned -c1844, pre 1883--/2/1897, exhausted
  • Connected to Little 678 feet, pre 1883-30/6/1928, abandoned 10/3/1930
  • Block or Jack 4’ 3” (1.3m) at 395 feet (120.4m) 1891--/6/1929 and -1/5/1950
  • Cannel 1898- inset at 229 yards (209.4m)
  • Little or 5 Feet -/6/1914, 4’ 9” (1.45m) at 512 ft (156m) 30/6/1928
  • Over coal/Main ?/5/1932
  • Stanhope 5’ 2” (1.57m), 1,146 feet (349.3m), small area and headings 1887-29/9/1892, and 27/7/1928, and 27/1/1945
  • Woodfield 4’ 5” (1.35m) coal, 1’ 3” (0.38m) shale, 1’ 5” (0.43m) coal, 1887-27/5/1889, 966 feet (294.4m), and again 31/3/1933
  • (Inset at No1) Little Woodfield or Toad coal 2’ 10” (0.86m), black bat 2’ 0” (0.61m) 12/4/1926 and ?/3/1937 headings
  • Eureka 1,072 feet (326.7m), 1888-
  • Stockings 5’ 9” (1.75m), 1,004 feet (306m), 1889-25/3/1891 one heading and /1/1946
  • Dicky Gobler 3’ 10” (1.17m) at 247 ft (72.3m) 1916
  • Thin 1911-
  • Four Feet 3’ 8” (1.12m) 5” (0.13m) fireclay floor 1917-23/4/1945
  • Yard 2’ 9” (0.84m) at 432 ft (131.6m) 1917– 31/3/1933, 10/1936, 16/4/1944, 12/1947
  • Two Yard 1917-
  • Little Kilburn c1899c1922, resumed 1950-18/11/1966
  • Kilburn 1898– 3/4/1964. 16 seams were worked in total, probably one of most ever at one colliery.

Manpower and Output: pre 1883 Main, Little, 1884: Main, Little

  • 1885: M,L
  • 1886: M,L
  • 1887:Main, Little, Woodfield, Stanhope
  • 1888: M,L,W,S
  • 1889: M, L, W, S, Stockings
  • 1890: No1: Little, Main, Stockings. No2: Eureka, Stanhope coal 3’ 2” (0.97m)
  • 1891: No1: Little, Main. No2: Stockings, Block, Eureka, Woodfield, Stanhope
  • 1892: No1: Little, Main (not sunk to Stockings). No2: Block, Woodfield, Stockings or Two Yard coal 5’ 9” (1.75m) Jan 1945, Eureka, Stanhope
  • 1893: No1: Block, Little, Main No2: Woodfield, Eureka
  • 1894: No1: 230 Block, Little, Main, 88 s/f. No2: 319 Woodfield, Eureka, 50 s/f
  • 1895: No1: 228 B,L,M, 88 s/f. No2: 281 W,E, 52 s/f
  • 1896: No1: 216 B,L,M, 77 s/f. No2: 278 W,E, 70 s/f. 1897: No1: 183 B,L, 79 s/f. No2: 284 W,E, 72 s/f
  • 1898: No1: 175 Block, Little, Cannel, 79 s/f. No2: 267 W, E, Kilburn, 69 s/f
  • 1899: No1: 170 B,L,C, 81 s/f. No2: W,E,K, 69 s/f
  • 1900: No1: 181 B,L,C, 82 s/f. No2: 204 W,E,K, 59 s/f
  • 1901: No1: 182 B,L,C, 76 s/f. No2: 232 W,E,K, 64 s/f
  • 1902: No1: 168 B,L,C, 78 s/f. No2: 329 W,E,K, 74 s/f
  • 1903: No1: 179 B,L,C, 79 s/f. No2: 322 W,E,K, 72 s/f
  • 1904: No1: 171 Block, Little, Cannel, 79 s/f. No2: 349 Woodfield, Eureka and Kilburn, 66 s/f
  • 1905: No1: 178 B,L,C, 79 s/f. No2: 358 W,E,K, 70 s/f
  • 1906: No1: 168 B,L,C, 79s/f. No2: 355 W,E,K, 71 s/f
  • 1907: No1: 178 B,L,C, 77 s/f. No2: 371 W,E,K, 71 s/f
  • 1908: No1: 194 B,L,C, 87 s/f. No2: 441 W,E,K, 79 s/f
  • 1909: No1: 200 B,L,C, 90 s/f. No2: 438 W,E,K, 88 s/f
  • 1911: No1: 230 B,L,C, Thin coal 85 s/f. No2: 438 W,E,K, 89 s/f
  • 1912: No1: 227 B, L, C, Thin, 87 s/f. No2: 439 W,E,K, 87 s/f
  • 1913: No1 314 B, L, C, Thin, 89 s/f. No2: 482 W, E ,K, Stockings 108 s/f
  • 1914 No1: 264 B, L, C, Thin, 80 s/f. No2 461 W,E,K,S, 81 s/f
  • 1915: No1: 242 B, Little fin, C, Thin, 73 s/f. No2: 448 W,E,K,S, 74 s/f
  • 1916: No1: 262 Block, Cannel, Thin, Dicky Gobler, 104 s/f. No2: 465 W,E,K, Stockings, Stanhope, 77 s/f
  • 1917: No1: 250 Block, Yard, Cannel, Four Feet, 93 s/f. No2: 432 Woodfield, Eureka, Kilburn, Two Yard, 70 s/f
  • 1919: No1: 317 B,Y,C,FF, 86 s/f. No2: 336 W,E,K,TY, 86 s/f
  • 1920: No1: 356 B,Y,C,FF, 88 s/f. No2: 73,W,E,K,TY,88s/f
  • 1922:568,B,Y,C,FF,W,E,K,TY,LittleWoodfield,135s/f
  • 1923:607,B,Y,C,FF,Little,W,Main,K,TY,LW,143s/f
  • 1924:613,Y,C,FF,L,W,M,K,TY,Stanhope,141s/f
  • 1925:584B,Y,C,FF,L,W,M,K,TY,Stockings,151s/f
  • 1926:499BY,C,FF,W,M,K,TY,Stanhope,138s/f
  • 1927:562Y,C,FF,L,W,K,TY,S, 144 s/f
  • 1928: 480 B,Y,C,FF,L,K,TY,S, 151 s/f
  • 1929: 456 Block, Four Feet, Woodfield, Main, Two Yard, 131 s/f
  • 1930: 447 FF,W, M, TY, 133 s/f
  • 1931: 495 W, M, TY, Yard, 139 s/f
  • 1932: 383 W,M,TY,Y, 138 s/f
  • 1933: 413 W,TY,Y, 133 s/f
  • 1934: 360 FF,TY,Y, 136 s/f
  • 1935: 333 FF,TY,Y, 134 s/f
  • 1936: 438 Block, Four Feet, Two Yard, Yard, Woodfield, 124 s/f
  • 1937: 434 B,FF,TY, 143 s/f
  • 1938: 429 B,FF,TY, 155 s/f
  • 1939: 444 B,FF,TY, 176 s/f
  • 1941: 478 B, FF, TY, 175 s/f
  • 1942: 478 B,FF,TY, Stanhope, 192 s/f
  • 1943: 464 B,FF,S,TY, 196 s/f
  • 1944: 477 Block, Four Feet, Kilburn, Stanhope Two Yard, 205 s/f
  • 1945: 388 B,FF,K,S,TY, 186 s/f
  • NCB No7 Area: 1948: 480 Block, Kilburn, 169 s/f
  • 1950: 489 Block, Kilburn, Little Kilburn, 169 s/f
  • 1951: 470 B,K,LK, 173 s/f
  • 1952: 493 B,K,LK, 174 s/f
  • 1953: 503 B,K,LK, 175 s/f
  • 1954: 503 B,K,LK, 175 s/f
  • 1955: 533 B,K,LK, 161 s/f
  • 1956: 557 B,K,LK, 152 s/f
  • 1957: 578 Kilburn, Little Kilburn, Little, Stockings, 143 s/f
  • 1958: 564 K,LK,L,S, 145 s/f
  • 1959: 564 K,LK,L,S, 145 s/f
  • 1960: 439 K,LK, 129 s/f
  • 1961: 439 K,LK, 129 s/f
  • 1962: 454 K,LK, 121 s/f
  • 1963: 378 Little Kilburn, 61 s/f
  • 1964: 368 LK, Kilburn, 64 s/f
  • 1965: 371 LK, Main, 62 s/f
  • 1966: 349 LK,M, 56 s/f
  • South Midlands Area: 1967: 349 Little Kilburn, Main, 56 s/f
    227,000 tons

Agents:

  • ? Joseph, Ground bailiff c1840
  • ..... William Unsworth (2391) 1930s-1950s

Sub-Area Managers:

  • Jack EM Chapman (1734) -1954
  • Harold Rutherford (3958) 1954-1956
  • Jack EM Chapman (1734) 1956
  • Sam A McKee (3637) 1957-1967

Managers:

  • George S Bragge (683 service) pre 1883-1912
  • Robert Blunt (2700) 1912-1913
  • John Greensmith (1003) 1914-1918
  • Robert Blunt (2700) again 1918-1936
  • TWS Beckett (2659) 1936-1940
  • JW Cowley (1768) 1941-1943
  • William C Statham (3660) 1943-1951
  • Jock McPherson (5237)1951-1953
  • (transferred to Rawdon)
  • John (Jock) Reid Gibson (4391) 1953-1954 (transferred to Cadley Hill, later Donisthorpe)
  • Major Tom W Peters (4482) 1954-1956 (promoted to DAPM Planning)
  • William Wallace (2747) 1956-1960
  • Guy Morris (7538) 1960-1964
  • Lionel Lees (7262) 1964-1967 (transferred to South Leicester)
  • John R Pash (5758) 1967-1968. The colliery was merged with Rawdon

Undermanagers:

  • John Tomlin (597 service) pre 1883- to No2 1890-1896
  • No1: Simeon Buxton (2212 / 1st Class) 1890- transferred to No2: No1: George Clarke (5828 / 2nd class) Overseer (Clarke’s pit, 4 shafts) 1902-1911
  • William T Hewitt (3556/2) 1911-1912
  • GJ Davies (2069 / 2) 1912-1922 transferred to No2
  • E Lee (4770 / 2)1923-1940
  • No2: Simeon Buxton (2212) 1896-1902
  • JC Burdett (991) 1896-1912
  • William T Hewitt (3556 / 2) transferred 1912-1921, transferred back to No1
  • GJ Davies (2069 / 2) 1922-1940
  • H Conway (2242 / 2) 1936
  • William C Statham (3468 / 2) for both pits 1941-1943 (3660/1) promoted to Manager
  • G Morris (5149 / 2) 1943-1958
  • Cyril Clamp (6516 / 2nd) 1958-1968 (transferred to Rawdon)
  • Richard Jackson Eley was a Bailiff at Granville colliery and later moved on to be a colliery manager

Surveyors at Granville included

  • Alfred P Veale (67) 1912c-1920s
  • Horace H Shackleton (1775) 1920s-1940s
  • Richard Hughes (1015) 1940s-1947 (first NCB Subsidence Engineer)
  • John Hutchinson (....) 1947-1949 (To Area Planner)
  • Horace S Shackleton (1775) 1949 (Area Chief Surveyor)
  • Stan H Slatcher (2079) 1949-1952
  • Joe Callinan (....) 1954-1956 (transferred to Henesford (N Staffs), later Group Planner North Nottinghamshire Area) 1967-1970s
  • (John Charles Metcalfe (1899) (Mar-Sep 1956) also for Church Gresley (died 2007)
  • Ian Smellie (....) 1956-c1958
  • Norman B Scarratt (2498) in 1964 – (transferred to Church Gresley)
  • Ray T Gould (2363) (from Warwickshire)
  • In Dec 1947 Harold S Shackleton (1775) added some Yard seam workings that were missing from the plan that had been abandoned on 8th Oct 1936! This is a similar example as one described previously.

Fatal Accidents Granville:

  • Thomas Green (?) fall of roof 17/12/1852
  • William Pickering (14) fall of coal 2/2/1859
  • J Sharrat (30) fall of coal 24/9/1859
  • William Wignall (32) fall of coal 26/2/1868
  • Stephen Evans (17) fell down the shaft 11/12/1869
  • W Higginbottom (17) boiler exploded 25/3/1870
  • George Curtis (?) fall of roof 17/11/1871
  • Levi Dolman (26) fall of coal 15/5/1872
  • John Davis (47) run over by tubs 2/8/1877
  • James Cross (14) crushed by tubs 27/9/1881
  • George Askew (14) crushed by tubs 24/4/1884
  • Thomas Wilkinson (26) fall in a roadway 23/3/1885
  • John Brown (17) crushed by tubs 11/5/1890
  • Isaiah Onions (49) fall of coal 11/1/1892, died 13/1/1892
  • Thomas Spencer (50) hit by a tub in a water shaft 18/10/1893
  • Joseph Samuel Fletcher (42) fall of coal 24/8/1898
  • John Richard Pickering (25) fall of roof 14/4/1899
  • Arthur Maddock (35) fall of roof 21/8/1901
  • George William Mosedale (15) run over by tubs 11/11/1901
  • William West (21) fall in a roadway 11/1/1902
  • William Worledge (50) fall of roof 12/2/1903
  • Henry Edward Stone (20) fall of roof 18/5/1903
  • Joseph Kilbourne (31) fall of roof 16/9/1903
  • Samuel Hickinbottom (44) fall of coal 10/3/1904, died 12/3/1904
  • George Edward Hanson (42) fall of roof 26/4/1906
  • Thomas Henry Mott (31) fall of roof 29/5/1907
  • Thomas Vingard Eames (30) fall of coal 30/1/1908, died 1/2/1908
  • George Leech (44) fall of roof 8/1/1909
  • Thomas Brown (43) fall in a roadway 9/7/1909
  • John Clarke (54), trying to recover a prop out of the waste when the roof fell. He left a widow and 7 children, June 1914. Note his father was an Overseer
  • John Clarke (54), left a widow and 7 children, 1914
  • John Thompson (54) fall of roof 27/3/1930
  • ..... to continue when information is found...

 

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