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Calendar
The Decline Of The Industry Continued
After Nationalisation 1947

Bk5
Chimneys
1985

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1985 - Page 10


Pye Hill No1 Closed After 110 Years
- Continued -


Manpower: Pye Hill No1 and No2 Jas Oakes and Co

  • 1894: Deep Soft, Deep Hard, 283/s/f 53, total 336 men
  • 1895: 345 men:
  • 1896: 357 Tupton and Silkstone, 63 s/f
  • 1897: 312 T and S, 98 s/f
  • 1898: 292 T and S, 106 s/f
  • 1899: 282 T and S, 90 s/f
  • 1900: 360 men
  • 1901: 322 T and S, 102 s/f
  • 1902: 351T and S, 137 s/f
  • 1903: 343 T and S, 133 s/f  476 men
  • 1904: 380 T and S, 108 s/f
  • 1905: 374 T and S, 105 s/f, 479men
  • 1906: 336 T and S, 119 s/f
  • 1907: 367 T and S, 122 s/f
  • 1908: 356 T and S 121 s/f
  • 1909: 383 T and S, 108 s/f , Tunnel 129 Deep Hard, 29 s/f
  • 1910: ?
  • 1911: 362 T and S, 106 s/f, Tunnel 125 Deep Hard, 48 s/f
  • 1912: 413 T and S, 122 s/f
  • 1913: 440 T and S, 113 s/f
  • 1914: 448 T and S, 135 s/f
  • 1915: 438 T and S, 128 s/f
  • 1916: 459 T and S, 138 s/f
  • Pye Hill name 1917: 504 T and S, 120 s/f
  • 1918: 461 T and S, 132 s/f
  • 1919: 575 T and S, 155 s/f
  • 1920: 577 T and S, 181 s/f
  • 1921: 588 T and S, 175 s/f
  • 1922: 537 T and S 189 s/f
  • 1923: 594 seams renamed, Low Main and Blackshale, 184 s/f
  • 1924: 587 LM and BS, 172 s/f
  • 1925: 536 LM and BS, 177 s/f
  • 1926: 512 LM and BS, 159 s/f
  • 1927: 488 LM and BS,132 s/f
  • 1928: 493 LM and BS, 147 s/f
  • 1929: 588 LM and BS, 107 s/f
  • 1930: 642 LM and BS, 140 s/f
  • 1931: 673 LM and BS, 137 s/f
  • 1932: 651 LM and BS, 135 s/f
  • 1933: 521 LM and BS, 133 s/f
  • 1934: 479 LM and BS, 143 s/f
  • 1935: 504 LM and BS, 134 s/f
  • 1936: 484 LM and BS, 141 s/f
  • 1937: 514 LM and BS, 149 s/f
  • 1938: 528 LM and BS, 173 s/f
  • 1939: ?
  • 1940: 521 LM and BS, 189 s/f
  • 1941: 524 LM and BS, 197 s/f
  • 1942: 503 LM and BS, 221 s/f
  • 1943: 492 LM and BS, 215 s/f
  • 1944: 509 LM and BS, 175 s/f
  • 1945: 510 LM and BS, 170 s/f
  • 1946: 505 LM and BS, 168 s/f.

Manpower NCB: No5 Area EMD

  • 1947: 499 LM and BS, 165 s/f
  • 1948: 499 LM and BS, 162 s/f
  • 1949: 464 u/g, 177 s/f
  • 1950: 427 LM and BS, 167 s/f
  • 1951: 413 LM and BS, 173 s/f
  • 1952: 452 LM and BS, 159 s/f
  • 1953: 452 LM and BS, 159 s/f
  • 1954: 480 LM and BS, 125 s/f
  • 1955: 480 LM and BS, 125 s/f
  • 1956: 480 LM and BS, 125 s/f
  • 1957: Pye Hill including New Selston: 816 LM and BS, 208 s/f
  • 1958: 816 LM and BS, 208 s/f
  • 1959: 784 LM and BS, 202 s/f
  • 1960: 784 LM and BS, 202 s/f
  • 1961: 784 LM and BS, 202 s/f
  • 1962: 681 LM and BS, 173 s/f
  • 1963: 681 LM and BS, 173 s/f
  • 1964: 681 LM and BS, 173 s/f
  • 1965: ?
  • 1966 ?
  • South Nottinghamshire  1967: 730 Blackshale, 187 s/f
  • 1968: 730 BS, 187 s/f
  • 1969: 698 BS, 184 s/f
  • 1970: 830 BS, 230 s/f
  • 1971: 790 BS, 230 s/f
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975
  • 1976:
  • 1977:
  • 1978:
  • 1979
  • 1980 
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • British Coal 1985

Agents/Sub-Area Managers/Group Managers

  • George W Laverick pre 1883
  • Charles H Oakes Agent pre 1911-1928
  • JO Ranger Agent 1929-1930
  • WG Ball (1095) 1925-1930 and 1934-1946
  • Jack H Pedley (2182) Agent 1947-, Sub-Area Manager 1951-1952
  • Tommy Wright (3048) Sub-Area Manager 1952-1956
  • Arthur Dennis (4207) Group Manager 1956-1966

Managers for Pye Hill

  • George W Laverick and Agent pre 1883-
  • James HW Laverick (2354) 1894-1904
  • Ben McLaren (1789) 1904-1924
  • WG Ball (1095) 1925-1930 Manager and Agent -1934
  • E Searson (2104) 1934-1946
  • Sam S Thornhill (3123) Aug 1947- June 1951
  • Frank M Ball (2339) June 1951-Sep 1952
  • William Murday (4631) Sep 1952-May 1954
  • W (Bill) E Bridgett (3816) May 1954-1955
  • Maurice Godfrey (5994) Dec 1955-1966 (inc New Selston, transferred to Moorgreen)
  • Derek M Brooks (5468) 1966-1970 (Manager, Agent Manager, transferred to Hucknall)
  • Len A Peach (6237) Agent Manager, Colliery General Manager 1970-1983 (promoted from Moorgreen Deputy Manager (joint), previously Manager Langton)
  • Fred Cope (8029) 1984-1986. 

Deputy Managers

  • Geoff Wright (7344) 1966-1967
  • Mike Widdas (8302) 1968-1969 (promoted from Moorgreen, promoted to Manager Bates NE)
  • Lyn Hayward (7866) 1969-1973 (later Deputy Manager, and then Manager New Hucknall)
  • W Vic Brown (9249) 1973-1974 (transferred from Babbington promoted to Manager New Hucknall, later Annesley and Moorgreen)
  • Fred Cope (8029) 1975-1984 (promoted to Manager)
  • Roger L Trueman (10009) 1984-1985 (transferred to Bentinck).      

Assistant Managers

  • Derek M Brooks (5468) 1958- (promoted to Manager).

Undermanagers For Pye Hill

  • John Dean (724 service)1894-1896
  • Elijah Cresswell (309) 1897-1910
  • Jas Haddon (2288 / 2nd) 1911-1928
  • E Searson (2104) 1929-1932
  • WE Fisher (451 / 2nd) 1932-1946
  • Jimmy A Wright (3926) 1946 (to Assistant to Manager for Company at Bull and Butcher, promoted to Manager Cotes Park and South Normanton), R Hewlett (3191) 1947-1949
  • John D Concannon (3317) 1949-195
  •  WH Smithurst 1950
  • Ronnie CH Hamilton (4441) 1952-1953
  • S Morris (7004 / 2nd) 1953-1956 (transferred to Ormonde)
  • R Tyler New Selston 1956-
  • John Smith (6390) Pye Hill 1956-
  • Geoff Wright (7334) 1963-1965
  • Jack Duff (8137) 1966-1967
  • Gordon F Froggatt (8164) 1968-1975 (promoted from Calverton, promoted to Assistant Manager Thoresby, later Deputy Manager Bevercotes and Manager Creswell)
  • Peter A Chambers (8313) 1969-1971 (transferred from Selston, promoted to Assistant Manager Rufford, Manager Silverhill, General Manager Mansfield, DCMEngr Planning and Survey Nottinghamshire HQ)
  • Mick J Dames (9737) 1973-1978 (promoted to Deputy Manager Annesley, later Manager Annesley and Manager Sutton, theNorth Nottinghamshire Area Safety Engineer)
  • Gerry A Holland (8630) 1975-1978
  • Kevin B Smith (10806) 1979-1982
  • Rob Errington (10382) 1979-1985
  • Paul W Grimshaw (10995) 1983-1984 (transferred to Babbington, then Mansfield Safety Engineer on closure)
  • Ian S Campbell (10471) 1984-1985.

Surveyors Included

  • William E Martin (1523) Sub Area Surveyor (later Chief Surveyor)
  • Eric W Harpham (2469) 1950s-1986.

Nurses included

  • Barbara Cooper.

Fatal Accidents Pye Hill

  • James Northage (31) fall of roof 22/4/1875
  • John Jacques (42), Robert Allen (34), James Duffin (18) and Edward Browne (15) all 4 killed in a large fall of roof 20/5/1876
  • William Jarvis (25) and George Sansom (25) both killed by large fall of roof 11/10/1877
  • John Bradley (30) fall of roof 18/8/1879
  • Edward Cowlishaw (35) fall of roof 3/5/1881
  • William Hand (15) accident 19/10/1883
  • William England (17) fall of roof 20/10/1883
  • John Garratt (36) fall of roof 11/12/1883
  • John Smedley (.?) 20/10/1886
  • John Dickenson (55) fall of roof 25/2/1889
  • Joseph Spencer (50) fall of roof 29/11/1892
  • Thomas Fletcher (58) shotfiring accident 23/2/1893, died from injuries on 25/2/1893
  • Arthur Bonsall (17) fall of coal 13/4/1893
  • William Rogers (32) fall of roof 6/9/1894
  • Edward William Herberts (12) kicked by a pony 16/12/1895, died from injuries 24/12/1895
  • Walter Edwin North (15) kicked by a pony 9/9/1897, died from injuries 19/10/1897
  • Arthur Webster (23) fall of roof 9/10/1899, died from injuries 17/10/1899
  • James Booth (27) run over by loco on the surface 16/12/1902
  • Henry Lane (55) fall of roof 19/8/1907
  • Ferdinand Burgin (41) run over by tubs 13/11/1907
  • Ernest Peat (14) fall of roof in a roadway 3/2/1908, died from injuries 5/2/1908
  • Robert Wooton (48) run over by wagons on the surface 2/3/1908
  • Sam Clarke (56) caught in machinery on the surface screens 2/5/1911
  • Henry Lane (35) fall of roof 13/7/1912
  • William Cator (50) fall of roof 13/8/1913
  • Arthur Sharman (22) fall  of roof 23/9/1916
  • Richard Barton (43), Henry Gelsthorpe (23) and William Thomas Lane (18), all three killed by a large fall of roof 27/11/1916
  • John Sansom (69) fall of roof 25/4/1921
  • Percy Murfitt (34) fall of roof 20/4/1924, died from injuries 21/4/1924
  • Arthur Blythe (31) fall of roof 7/4/1926, died from injuries 29/5/1926
  • William Lomas (43) fall of roof 2/9/1931
  • Frank North (38) injured and died on 18/1/1932
  • John William Handley (33) fall of roof in 1930 and died from his injuries 7/7/1932
  • George Tissington (56) fall of roof 31/8/1934, died from injuries 5/9/1934
  • Fred Moss (54) injured his leg on the surface and died from toxaemia 12/8/1935
  • Fred Lewis Brinsley (60) fall of roof 19/11/1935
  • Herbert B Haddon (43) fall of roof 17/9/193
  • John Elliott (57) run over by tubs 24/8/1939
  • Arthur Hickling (57) fall of roof 25/11/1939
  • Thomas Henry Newton (59) fall of roof -/7/1941
  • Mark Clarke (47) fall of roof 1/10/1941
  • George Barton (59) fall of roof 24/4/1942, died from injuries 1/5/1942
  • David Haywood (15) hit by dirt tip aerial bucket on 21/5/1943
  • Henry John Wright (58) crushed by tubs 17/2/1943
  • William Elliott (60) crushed by tubs 17/2/194
  • Norman Birch (35) fall of roof 26/3/1957
  • Charles Henry Laurie (46) fell from a scaffold on the surface 10/1/1959
  • Derek Brian Wyld (19) crushed by a conveyor 15/5/1959
  • Charles Halliday Pryor (42) fall of coal on 24/2/1961, died from injuries 28/2/1961.

Old Pit Fatal Accidents

  • Henry Thompson (..?) 17/7/1867


Rush To Close Pits

There had been a particular rush to close down the pits on the ‘closure list’ before the new Areas were formed.  However many staff personnel as well as miners and officials were made redundant although some were offered jobs, sometimes many miles away from where they worked or lived. Salvage plan was to recover maximum requested items at a cost not exceeding 75% of estimated realistic values of anticipated recovery prices otherwise don’t even attempt it. Salvage items for each district was tabulated. The most valuable item was the conveyor belting.  The winder and fans were put up for disposal.

 

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