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The Decline Of The Industry Continued
After Nationalisation 1947

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1977 1978
1980
1981 1982 1983

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1980 - Page 10

(Teversal Colliery Closed After 111 years - Continued)


Installations etc.

  • Top Hard Drivage for New Pit Bottom at Shonkey Shaft 12/1960
  • New Grade at 1:60 for Pit Bottom empty runround
  • Rams for full tubs onto cage 7/1961
  • Lofcos opperational 7/1961
  • New fan opperational 7¾ inches water gauge, previously 2½ inches 28/10/1961
  • Butterley Bunker operational 8/1962
  • 1:8 / 1:6 Drift from 1s left hand gate
  • 25 Jul 1964, New Pit Bottom at No2 UC Shonkey Shaft
  • Weekly Newsletter issued 3/11/1969

Waterloo

  • 3s Trepan Shearer Plough 12/1960
  • South Paddy half way point established 1/1961
  • 3s Dobson 2/3 leg chocks 4/1963
  • 5 leg Gullick chocks at 5s 4/1963
  • 3s Trepanner 3/1963
  • 4s Bi-di shearer 2/1964
  • 5s Trepanner 2/1964
  • 5s 13” bi-di shearer 4/1964
  • Water at 3s D Gate-Ventilation leakage 29/5/1964
  • Boreholes thirled to Shonkey shaft from new pit bottom level 14/7/1964
  • Water infusion firing at 15s Dunsil
  • Airdox firing at 30s Dunsil
  • 6s Top Jib Cutter 8/1964
  • 3s Trepan Shearer and plough (Annesley Long Bars Exemption for Waterloo) 9/1964
  • Joy Sullivan Ripping Machine
  • 4s Bi-di shearer 12/1964
  • 6s Lamming Shift (Cutting out the Middle Dirt Band and Casting into gobbing) 12/1964
  • Films of DC shaft to check condition 1/1965
  • Delay detonators first used at Dunsil 130s headings 2/1965
  • 4s swilley encountered 3/1965
  • Swilley on 10s
  • 5s buy Bi-di shearer 3/1965
  • Drift off 5s D Gate up to north Manrider 3/1965
  • 4s new Trepanner, Link Bars installed 6/1965
  • 4s Batch Control Roof Masters 8/1965
  • 4s Bi-di Shearer again 9/1965
  • 7s 5 leg Gullick chocks installation 9/1965
  • 4s 24 inch Bi-di Shearer again 10/1965
  • 7s Trepan-shearer 9/1966
  • 4s DECMT 1/1967
  • Double Deck Man Ridding at No2 Up Cast Shonkey Shaft 23/1/1967
  • 8s Face Fall 2/2/1967
  • 8s 5 leg Gullick chocks and Bonser chocks 1967
  • Alterations at the Welfare 3/1967
  • 5s D Gate water from old Dunsil 144s of 1927 causing face to be shortened, worked round the bad work and reconnected up again
  • 5s scour to 4s LHG thirled 18/9/1967
  • HMI Stevens
  • 1in2 drift off 5s D Gate to Dunsil
  • Changed over coal route to scour 19/5/1968
  • Roof bolting at 10s 6/1968
  • North Manrider 80 feet diameter curve negotiated at the old meetings 6/1968
  • 17s bad ground / fault 12/1968
  • 7s CMDE Trepanner 1968 had 5 cutting parts comprising an auger at each end, 1 turret and 2 floor discs for undercutting
  • Boring for water at 10s D Gate 12/1968. (Plotted Swilley on old 17s Top Hard District (May 1964)).
  • 9s Planing Machine 10/1969

Waterloo 6s

  • 2 conveyors on the 2 gate face the bottom gate being the Loader or D Gate.
  • The seam was thicker at the top side so the stint length was 6 yards (5.5m) and in the thinner lowside 7 yards (6.5m).
  • Hydraulic props with bars for the 1.3m cut, blown and handfilled.
  • The middle dirt or lamming was filled out separately into the goaf.

Dunsil 30s had extensions to the props as the face advanced due to the seam thickening.


Reportable Accidents

included: ……. On Sat 18 May 1867 a number of men sinking a shaft at Butcher Wood, property of Messrs Whitehouse and Co escaped injury when the sinking hoppit was being lowered and the rope snapped and the hoppit fell down the shaft where 5 sinkers were working. Only John Aldred (35) from Kimberley was injured when he was struck in the back and knocked down by the heavy metal rope coils on his body. He was taken to Nottingham General hospital, fortunately he recovered having only suffered bruising.

Stanton Ironworks Co:
In 1878 there were seven serious non-fatal accidents, two in March, two in May, two in June and one in August

  • 17 Jan 1879, a collier was injured when a shot exploded
  • 16 July 1880, there was another explosion and a collier was injured when he was carrying cartridges in one hand and a candle in the other
  • 2 Jan 1881, explosion, one injured when a naked light was held near a shot hole
  • 16 Jan 1884, a further explosion, one injured, naked light held near shot hole
  • 27 Oct 1884, one man injured by an explosion of gas at the surface coke ovens when taking oil away from an iron flue
  • 25 Feb 1886, fire in an underground engine house
  • 5 Nov 1886, another fire underground
  • 4 Mar 1887, an explosion injured a collier when he had fired a shot and whilst preparing to cut through the coal, fired gas at the candle
  • 6 Feb 1893, one man injured whilst stemming shot hole with ‘Amris’ powder, when the shot exploded
  • Sam Lacey (35) sustained a fractured leg / thigh when caught under a fall of coal 3 Aug 1898
  • Richard Chambers (?) was severely crushed by tubs 27 Aug 1901
  • Tom Banks (27) fractured his leg on the coal face 28 Apr 1903
  • 6 Feb 1905, explosion
  • 27 Jun 1904, at 9.30am, two men were burned both using candles, although they had a safety lamp (but it was a naked light mine until 1923)
  • 16 Oct 1906, at 7.45am a further two men were burned when there was an explosion following a heavy fall of roof
  • 6 Sep 1908, 10.20am, explosion in a stall, fall of roof drove out firedamp gas and ignited at a candle ..............not known....
  • Les Bostock (44) fall of roof, spinal injuries 4 Sep 1951
  • Wilf Gosling (?) fractured spine following a fall 14 Sep 1951
  • Brian LeGrice (21) shotfiring accident resulting in head and facial injuries 4 Jun 1952
  • Cyril Bowers (31) prop flew out and he received injuries to his head 17 Sep 1952
  • Jabez Lane (65) caught in a haulage or conveyor roller 4 Mar 1953
  • 31 May 1954, Frank Cromton (58) fall of roof resulting in chest injuries
  • 29 Jul 1954, Walt Bowler (15) knee injury
  • 29 Mar 1957, William Henry Brewer (39) leg injury
  • 19 Apr 1957, Harry Abell, face chargeman 70s, struck in buttock by flying debris from shotfiring accident
  • 10 Feb 1960, accident to ‘Big Bill’ Marriott, qualified Management trainee Overman, facing uphill struck his head on girder on 95s low overcast on new South Paddy as it travelled inbye downhill
  • 9 Mar 1961, ? ...haulage youth 1s Left hand gate, afternoon shift,
  • 3 Nov 1961, accident to Frank Walton, Deputy, on gathering arm Joy loader at 3s RHG heading, severely damaged hand, when Albert Williams fitter accidentally started machine with his foot when he slipped. The Joy loader taken out of service following that in early 1962
  • 28 Jun 1963, accident T Dudley, 20s face
  • 26 Apr 1961, M Hardwick Ganger, 120s
  • 6 Nov 1961, D Jones Ripper, 1s D Gate stable
  • 13 Mar 1962, accident in pit bottom, no details
  • Mar 1963, another accident in the pit bottom, no details
  • 25 Apr 1963, J Gregory injured by cutter on 10s LH side
  • 17/18 Mar 1964, J Weston was injured in 3s D Gate stable hole
  • 27 May 1964, Bunker Cars, accident outside Engine House
  • Aug 1964, incident at Foreign coal bunker on surface with a Euclid
  • 31 Dec 1965, accident, broken arm, Barry Sadler (my brother-in-law), 4s Waterloo face, shearer rope whipping
  • 14 Feb 1967, WC Salvidge was injuresd at 4s D Gate back rip
  • 11 May 1967, a slurry pond burst its banks
  • 6 Nov 1967, Joe King, electrician, electrical flash 4s D Gate
  • 9 Dec 1967, A Shepherd was injured at 10s Face Heading
  • 5 Mar 1968, a surface incident when a lorry snagged a cable on the coal bunker
  • 20 Mar 1968, J Williams, 10s Face
  • 19 Jun 1968, Bernard Radford was trapped on 10s face
  • 4 Dec 1968, there was an incident at the pit top creeper
  • 4 Dec 1969, Slumping on the pit tip...caused by subsidence from 150s
  • Dunsil face electrical flash Incident
  • 23 Apr 1970, surface Incident – oil tanker crash in pit yard
  • Harry Wilcock ? at the dirt tip bunker, hauling a wagon with steel rope hook on the brake handle when the handle broke and the rope flew and the hook struck him a glancing blow at the side of the head and miraculously he was not injured and recovered
  • in the late 1970s both electrical feeders to the colliery failed and the first exercise in the Area of gravity winding was applied to get the men out of the pit as obviously it was impossible to wind with the electric motor as there was no power. A team from Area HQ descended on the pit with all manner of suggestions and advice. The exercise was completed successfully.
  • There were quite a few sudden trip outs in the 1960s at No2 Shonkey shaft following the installation of an electric winder when men were left stationary partway down the shaft for several minutes. The excuse was that the winder having been used to driving a steam winder for many years was finding it difficult to increase the speed gently and not with a sudden thrust of steam as before. I rode down the shaft several times when it tripped and the chair used to bounce up and down and on one occasion I remember we were left dangling mid shaft for about 15 minutes, of course with no form of communication. The first time was quite scary not knowing what had happened.

Fatal Accidents Teversal

  • John Marriott (42) and Jabez Needham (24) sinkers, both fell off sinking platform when it gave way 9 Mar 1869
  • Eli Kite (16) fall of ground 22 Jun 1870, obviously the so called strong sandstone roof was not as safe as thought
  • George Searson (..?) similar fall of ground 30 Aug 1870
  • George Brown (..?) fall, 10 Apr 1873
  • Francis Gregory (age 17) brakesman, crushed between waggon and prop whilst riding up the engine plane 21 Apr 1873
  • ? Olbury (..?) face, 29 May 1873
  • William Gittens (27) miner, killed by fall of roof 30 Oct 1873
  • Stephen Pitchford (33) collier, killed by fall of roof 24 Dec 1873 In Memory
  • Charles Vardy (25 or 29), stallman, killed by fall 17 Nov 1874
  • Joseph Morley (18) fall in a roadway 5 Nov 1874
  • Thomas Shaw (18) died on 25 Nov 1874, from injuries sustained on 24 Nov 1874 by a fall of roof and William Wilson was charged with manslaughter, probably for not setting sufficient supports
  • George Allsop (15) driver, run over by loaded tubs 8 Jul 1875
  • George Sharpe (14) run over by tubs 20 Jul 1875
  • Thomas Hudson (22 or 32) Hanger on, piece of coal fell down shaft and hit him 30 Jul 1875
  • Joseph Clayton (19) fall of roof 20 Jan 1876
  • William Smith (23) dataller, killed by fall of bind 23 Feb 1877
  • William Willows (23) and Richard Wardle (46) fall 9 Mar 1877
  • ? Wright (14) 20 Mar 1877
  • George Harper (40) stallman, fall of coal 16 Jun 1877
  • Aaron Hale (40) datler, run over by tubs on self acting incline 3 Aug 1877
  • Thomas Clayton (55) dayman, fall of roof 14 Aug 1879
  • William Smith (14), screen boy, run over by waggons whilst trimming load 17 Aug 1883
  • John Ingram, 1 Feb 1883
  • William Wilkes (19) 27 Sep 1883
  • Joseph Maltby (16) 19 Nov 1883
  • Richard Crookes (17), driver, run over by full tubs 20 Nov 1883
  • ? Proctor (..?) 20 May 1885
  • John Lound (..?) 24 Dec 1885
  • Thomas Tranter (57) dayman, fall of coal, 11 Dec 1885-1 Jan 1886
  • Charles Hollis (29) stallman, fall of coal – insufficient sprags 20 Jun 1886
  • William Bradder (..?) 9 Sep 1886
  • Arthur Davis (..?) 30 Sep 1886
  • George Calvert (..?) 9 Dec 1886
  • Jesse Yardley (..?) 17 Dec 1886
  • Richard Wardle (46) 9 Mar 1887
  • ? Wright (14) 20 Mar 1887
  • Henry Day (47) loader, fall of side whilst loading coal 20 Jul 1888
  • William Clarke Manager and Agent (49) 14 Dec 1888, committed suicide by jumping down the shaft
  • John Turner (16) screen boy, slipped and fell and was run over by an engine 7 Jan 1889
  • Thomas Lilley (28) dataller, injured 1 Jan 1889, died 24 Jan 1889
  • Frederick Dean (37) dataller, roof fall of stone whilst repairing roadway, injured 24 Jan 1889, died 6 Feb 1889
  • Thomas Round (40) Stallman, crushed by loaded tub, whilst lowering it down a steep part of the stall 4 Jul 1889
  • Charles Hall (..?) face fall 18 Feb 1890
  • Thomas Woodhouse (19) assistant onsetter, crushed by cage 1.15pm 18 Sep 1890
  • Thomas Shucker (34) stallman, injured fall of roof 10am 19 Oct 1891, died 21 Oct 1891
  • James Halfpenny (22) stallman, fall of roof 8.25am 3 May 1892
  • James Wright (..?) face fall 5 Aug 1892
  • James Huskinson (41) stallman, roof fall whilst walking through stall, 11.30am 29 Feb 1895 -7 Mar 1895 – tragically the wife had her first husband killed in the same way at this colliery
  • Willie Fox (13) horse driver, runaway trams of coal down an engine plane 3.40pm 27 Aug 1895
  • Isaac Hopkin (32) 28 Sep 1895
  • James Smith (44) 15 Nov 1895
  • John Roberts (44) dataller, sprained himself 1am 11 Nov 1895 and died 15 Nov 1895
  • Herbert Alton (38) stallman, fall of roof and crushed 15 Jun 1897
  • George Stopp (58) loader, fall of roof 25 Sep 1897
  • Sam Osbo(u)rne (21 or 22) shunter, slipped between waggons 30 Jan 1901
  • Frank Rayson (35) ripper and Charles Hill (17) horse driver, fall of roof whilst repairing road, and one man was injured but recovered 27 Aug 1901
  • William Peat (24) stallman, fall of roof 16 Dec 1904
  • William Morrell Ashmore (31) labourer, assisting with removal of railway wagon conductor, when it fell on him, 9 Nov 1907, died 14 Nov 1907
  • Walter Underwood (16) horse driver riding on crank and fell under 3 full tubs 16 Oct 1909
  • Jesse Wilfred Harrison (14) horse driver run over by runaway 10-13 May 1910
  • Charles William Tucker (42) blacksmith, fell into sump and drowned 13 Jun 1910
  • Harold Godson (16 or 17), engine plane runner, riding empty tub when it fell off rails and he was run over by several tubs 10-13 Jul 1910
  • Leonard Townsend (27) 15 Jul 1910
  • Albert James Vincent Buckley (14) Horse driver, fall of rock from a slip on engine plane 12 Aug 1910
  • Francis M Bryan (14) Pony driver, clipping on, tubs ran back and crushed him, (it was not his job), 7 Oct 1910
  • B Brown (14) 12 Oct 1910
  • Josiah Davies (56) dataller, fall of 3 tons whilst repairing a road 18 Nov 1910
  • William Radford (59) stallman, travelling 1in8 plane road when he was struck by a run of empty tubs and sustained a broken ankle 12 Oct 1910, this was later amputated and he died on 19 Jan 1911
  • John James William Osborne (23) shunter, run over by GNR loco and wagons 9 Mar 1911
  • Edwin Cannon (34) collier, fall from roof slips 7 Jun 1912
  • Fred Mosley (36 or 37) stallman, coal burst off and hit him 7 Oct 1912, died 25 Oct 1912
  • John Parbutt (34) stallman, fall of holed coals 15 Feb 1913
  • Isaac Hibberd (40), stallman, fall of rock at the face 27 Apr 1913
  • James Jones (16) pony driver, pony pushed him out under a train of tubs on main road 18 Apr 1914
  • Burbage Marshall (35) ? 27 Mar 1918
  • George Harold Reeves (15) crushed by tubs 3 Jun 1919
  • Harry Redshaw (56) crushed by wagons on the surface 21 Dec 1921, died 5 Jan 1922
  • Clifford Toon (29) fall of roof 21 Dec 1921
  • William Parkes (51) Dataller, side of road fell, pulled cable down and the end struck him 12.45am 14 Mar 1922
  • James William Creamer (48) carter, a loco frightened his horse which reared and threw him under the front of the train, 8am, 13 Nov 1922
  • Richard Cordin (67) 20 May 1925
  • Oliver Bradley (56) fall of roof 9 Jun 1925
  • Alfred Edward Butler (32) 7 Jul 1925
  • Albert Sidney Fox (15) crushed by tubs 12 Nov 1925
  • Amos Roadley (50) fall of coal 8 Mar 1927
  • Albert B Harrison (34) fall of roof 12 Dec 1928, died 19 Dec 1928
  • Percy Graham Baker (32) jumped down the shaft 14 Mar 1929
  • William Henry Ward Else (42) Shotfirer, fired a shot in coal at front of gate, 68 feet (20.75m) at side of 5 empty tubs – no shelter – 5 Jul 1929, died 7 Jul 1929
  • Ernest Stocks (28) fall of roof 18 Aug 1930
  • John Brunt (58) fall of roof 21 Oct 1932
  • George Toon (43) Collier, slab of clod fell from a slip – died next day, 1 Jan 1934
  • Robert Bowers (15 or 16) Pony driver, riding on tubs, struck his head on side, fell off and pony and tubs ran over him 23 Feb 1934
  • Percy Jones (34) fall of roof 27 Feb 1934 died 28 Feb 1934
  • Herbert Frost (17) fall in a roadway 12 Mar 1936
  • Albert (Abe) Matchett (41) run over by tubs 30 Jul 1936, died 14 Feb 1937
  • John Samuel Birks (40) fall of coal 30 Dec 1939
  • George William Meadows (27) and Harold Staines (35) both killed by a roof fall, 14 Apr 1940
  • Edwin Heathcote (34) Overman, killed by runner (tub) 27 Aug 1941
  • Leonard Johnson (46) run over by tubs 20 Mar 1944
  • Ernest Joe Simms (37) 29 Jun 1944, fell down shaft
  • John William Hardy (58) fall of roof 19 Jan 1945
  • William Henry Clift (40) leg injury 5 Oct 1944, died from heart condition 27 Jan 1945
  • George James Percival (41) fall of roof 28 Mar 1946
  • David Belcher (52) fall of roof 7 Aug 1946
  • Clarence Percival (37) fall of roof 9 Dec 1948
  • Gilbert Langham (51) fall of roof 23 Feb 1949
  • George Arthur Collins (41) fall of roof 29 Feb 1949
  • James Roberts (56) caught in a coal cutter jib 9 Apr 1951
  • John Joseph Tansley (51) died 8 Jan 1953 from accident year before
  • Jan Szadura (Polish), crushed on cutter by roof fall of rock on 60s Dunsil face 10 Apr 1953
  • Wilfred Matthews (48) roof fall in packhole 60s Dunsil panel, trying to recover a prop 1 Sep 1955 In Memory
  • John James Dove (29) crushed slowly by coals as he tried to crawl by some props and got his belt snagged on a W bar that was bent down at the end, following the firing of a shot, 70s Dunsil face, Saturday 21 Jul 1956
  • Abe Gregory (61), wagon lowerer, run over and sliced by wagons on surface 9 Feb 1962
  • Cyril or Cecil Bacon (30) slipped (or struck by a fall of roof) and his head struck the panzer 3s Waterloo face, and he was found to have a paper thin skull, 24 Jun 1963
  • Anthony Edward Bough (27), killed Thu 8th March 1979, entered wheel hole at back creeper in pit bottom during snap time, but did not alert anyone or put a lock out on, and when the creeper was started up after snap time, he was dragged into the plates and killed. Buried St Mary's Church , Lamas Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Unfortunately also there were several natural deaths on the surface and down the pit, all having to be cursorily examined to see if they were accidents or not, including:

  • Charles Langley, Loco cleaner died suddenly, no injury 3 Feb 1893
  • Edgar Norwood (18) Haulage engineman, found dead in Engine house 7 Nov 1901
  • Bernard Fowler (60) of 6 Silverhill Cottages, Headlamp man at Teversal for the past 22 years collapsed and died at work on 1st October 1957 after 46 years in the industry.
  • Jack Brookes (56) 22 Apr 1958
  • Jack ‘Mash’ Allsop (43) 3/1972 died underground
  • ‘Bimbo’ Haines (1) Jack Brooks, ? Nelson, Les Taylor, ‘Bimbo’ Haynes (2).