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The Decline Of The Industry Continued
After Nationalisation 1947

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Chimneys
1985

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1985 - Page 4


Moorgreen Closed After 120 Years
(Continued)

New pit bottom in 1953.

A 42” (1.07m) cable belt, 1,000hp, 600 tons per hour was installed in the surface drift 1956.

Watnall Nos 1 and 2 shafts sunk in 1873 at 10ft dia (3.05m) sunk 323 yards (295m) were used as Upcast shafts for Moorgreen 2nd Waterloo.

No3 shaft in poor condition and used as a pumping shaft was capped in 1968.

From March 1968, Moorgreen Blackshale working faces were serviced by men from Selston, then in Aug 1969 a 1in 4 drift was driven from Moorgreen Tupton to service men and materials in the Blackshale instead of Selston.

The first retreat mining face was worked from 1968.

Latest winding inset at Main Smut 20 yards (18m) above Top Hard.

Coal prep plant, Baum washer, 250 tons per hour.

Major reorganisation carried out in 1968, Selston was closed as a separate unit.

Dirt disposal was by scraper dumpers and spread by bulldozer in 1951.

Central Stores for all the Area were established in 1952 adjacent to the colliery.

New offices were opened in 1962.

The steam winders were converted to electricity in October 1964 and April 1967.

Buttock miners were tried and 5 leg hydraulic chocks were installed on a 2’ 10” (0.86m) high Low Main seam face.

Central workshops and stores and Training centre were situated on the site.

A pinwheel shearer was installed in the 3 / 4 leaf 5’ 7” (1.72m) thick Blackshale Sep 1975 - Mar 1977.

The klaxon, normally only sounded in times of disaster, was blown as the last shift of men from Blackshale face K77s arrived at the surface. 140 men out of 350 were kept on to do salvage operations, the rest being transferred to other collieries or taking redundancy.


Manpower and Tonnages: Barber Walker and Co

  • 1863-1946: …
  • 1894: Deep Soft, Deep Hard 736, s/f 108, total 844 men
  • 1895: 771 men
  • 1896: 648 Deep Soft, Deep Hard, 102 s/f
  • 1897: 649 DS and DH, 99 s/f
  • 1898: 747 DS and DH, 96 s/f
  • 1899: 891 DS and DH, 112 s/f
  • 1900: 878 DS and DH, 85 s/f, 963 men
  • 1901: 867 DS and DH, 80 s/f
  • 1902: 953 u/g, 86 s/f
  • 1903: 985 men
  • 1904: 866 u/g, 92 s/f
  • 1905: 933 men
  • 1906: 895 u/g, 124 s/f
  • 1907: 1,037 u/g, 122 s/f
  • 1908: 371 Deep Soft, 65 s/f, 569 Deep Hard, 48 s/f
  • 1909: 465 DS, 62 s/f, 512 DH, 48 s/f
  • 1910
  • ?
  • 1911: 510 DS, 516 DH, 189 s/f, 1,215 men (max)
  • 1912: 622 DS, 372 DH, 140 s/f
  • 1913: 1,022 u/g, 141 s/f, 1,163 men
  • 1914: 1,081 u/g, 144 s/f
  • 1915: 1,150 men
  • 1916: 896 u/g, 144 s/f
  • 1917: 902 u/g, 119 s/f
  • 1918: 709 u/g, 103 s/f
  • 1919: 863 u/g, 96 s/f
  • 1920: Deep Hard, Deep Soft, Low Main 888, s/f 111, total 999 men
  • 1921: 877 u/g, 131 s/f
  • 1922: 864 u/g, 149 s/f
  • 1923: 989 men
  • 1924: 833 u/g, 187 s/f
  • 1925: 1,043 men
  • 1926: Deep Hard, Deep Soft 798 men
  • 1927: 719 men
  • 1928: 713 men
  • 1929: 693 men
  • 1930: 592 men
  • 1931: 451 Deep Soft, Deep Hard and New Soft 451, 179 s/f
  • 1932: Moor Green 478 Deep Soft and High Park Abbey and Deep 365 merge, 189 s/f
  • 1933: 727 men
  • 1934: 542 Deep Soft + 363 Deep seam, 205 s/f
  • 1935: 736 men
  • 1936: 520 Deep Soft and Deep Hard + 299 Deep, 192 s/f
  • 1937: 566 Deep Soft and Deep hard + 344 Deep, 212 s/f
  • 1938: 579 Deep Soft and Low Main + 423 Deep, 193 s/f
  • 1939: ?
  • 1940: Low Main, Deep Soft 579, s/f 193, total 772 men
  • 1941: 215,289 tons, 570 DS and LM + 189 s/f
  • 1942: 216,948 tons, 539 DS and LM + 373 Deep, 184 s/f
  • 1943: 193,155 tons, 504 DS only + 321 Deep and Abbey, 207 s/f
  • 1944: 196,452 tons, 516 DS + 302 Deep and Abbey seams, 213 s/f
  • 1945: 165,851 tons, 463 Deep Soft and Low Main, 89 s/f, 552 

Tonnage and Manpower NCB: No5 Area EMD

  • 1947: 323,994 tons, 1,113 men
  • 1948: 346,658 tons, 1,215 men
  • 1949: 406,365 tons, 1,236 men
  • 1950: 460,827 tons, 1,105 men
  • 1951: 525,175 tons, 1,291 men
  • 1952: 623,648 tons, 1,514 men
  • 1953: 760,834 tons, 1,719 men (max)
  • 1954: 681,829 tons, 1,715 men
  • 1955: 554,329 tons, 1,601 men
  • 1956: 669,903 tons, 1,554 men
  • 1957: 771,872 tons, 1,532 men
  • 1958: 681,984 tons, 1,542 men
  • 1959: 719,718 tons, 1,537 men
  • 1960: 799,327 tons, 1,673 men
  • 1961: 855,494 tons, 1,610 men
  • 1962: 1,009,746 tons, 1,579 men
  • 19631,058,420 tons (max), 1,505 men 
  • 1963/64: 1,033,272 tons, 1,488 men
  • 1964/65: 964,473 tons, 1,438 men
  • 1965/66: 928,121 tons, 1,434 men
  • 1966/67: 760,936 tons, 1,623 men
South Nottinghamshire Area: 1967/68: 785,778 tons, 1,598 men
  • 1968/69: 880,792 tons, 1,680 men
  • 1969/70: 906,598 tons, 1,359 men
  • 1970/71: 1,005,341 tons, 1,320 men
  • 1971/72: 787,731 tons, 1,303 men
  • 1972/73: 877,833 tons, 1,237 men
  • 1973/74: 696,734 tons, 1,188 men
  • 1974/75: 811,418 tons, 1,226 men
  • 1975/76: 706,062 tons, 1,261 men
  • 1976/77: 637,767 tons, 1,230 men
  • 1977/78: 510,293 tonnes, (502,232 tons), 1,237 men
  • 1978/79: 501,912 tonnes, 1,164 men
  • 1979/80: 443,209 tonnes, 1,089 men
  • 1980/81: 640,454 tonnes, 1,079 men
  • 1981/82: 633,897 tonnes, 1,047 men
  • 1982/83: 673,611 tonnes, 1,058 men
  • 1983/84: 588,442 tonnes, 933 men
  • 1984/85: 341,543 tonnes, 565 men
  • British Coal 1985/86: 110,347 tonnes, 121 men. Colliery closed July 1985.

 

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