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Calendar
The Decline Of The Industry Continued
After Nationalisation 1947

Book 6
Chimneys
1986
1988

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1986 - Page 11


Measham Closed After 93 Years

Measham in Leicestershire (South Midlands Area) sunk in 1893/94 as Measham Main by W Tate to the east of Measham village and taken over by Measham Main Collieries was closed on 27th June 1986.

  • No1 shaft position 43/3411/977980
  • No2 shaft 43/3411/985994
  • No3 DC shaft sinking 1918-1922
  • Minorca 43/3511/480400
  • Drift 43/3411/872995 surface, 43/3411/541980 base or foot.
    The pit name was locally pronounced as Maysham.
Donisthorpe
Measham had been merged with Donisthorpe in 1984/85
Measham
had been merged with Donisthorpe (shown in photo) in 1984/85 but now Donisthorpe was merged with Rawdon and called Donisthorpe / Rawdon.

In January 1986 Donisthorpe part was closed.

Pit head baths were opened in 1958 by Sir James Bowman (Chairman of NCB).

A new stockyard was built in 1957 and a McLane tip was still operational. Later the tip would be lowered and compacted following new Tipping Rules.

Timber impregnation for lagging underground was prepared by putting the cut wood into a drum of liquid.

An AB ranging drum shearer was installed in 1967 and nicknamed the ‘Flying Flea’ because of its cutting rates.

A conveyor mounted trepanner was introduced on 40s face in 1976.

A Kilburn bunker was operational in 1980.

In 1983 single entry working with steel air ducting was introduced at 37s. Wild Desford chocks were used on some panels.

Seams worked:

  • Eureka 6/3/1975
  • Stockings or 4 feet 31/12/1929 and 3/3/1978
  • Stanhope 1907
  • Little Woodfield 15/4/1983
  • Woodfield, 15/4/1983
  • Kilburn 27/6/1986.

Manpower: W Tate:

  • 1894: 15 Main, 7 s/f
  • 1895: 15 Main, 6 s/f
  • 1896: 19 Main coal, 6 s/f
  • 1897: stood

Executors of W Tate: 1898: 3 Main, 2 s/f

  • 1899: Measham Main Collieries: 1900: 26 M, 32 s/f
  • 1902: Measham Collieries Ltd: 155 Eureka, 12 Main, Woodfield standing, 52 s/f
  • 1903: 190 E and M, 56 s/f
  • 1904: 275 E and M, 633 s/f
  • 1905: 306 E and M, 68 s/f
  • 1906: 200 E, 61 s/f
  • 1907: 263 E and Stanhope, 63 s/f
  • 1908: 242 E and S, 88 s/f
  • 1909: 230 E and S, 75 s/f
  • 1910: 260 app, 80 s/f
  • 1911: 300 app, 85 s/f
  • 1912: 364 E and S, 90 s/f
  • 1913: 335 E and S, 85 s/f
  • 1914: 349 E and S, 101 s/f
  • 1915: ?
  • 1916: 372 E and S, 93 s/f
  • 1917: 331 E, S and 4 Feet, 95 s/f
  • 1918: 396 E, S, 4F,109 s/f, No3 – 25 sinking, 10 s/f
  • 1919:
  • 1920:
  • 1921: 323 E, S and 4 F, 74 s/f and Eureka 2 s/f
  • 1922: 337 u/g, 99 s/f
  • 1923: 374 E, S, 4ft, 90 s/f
  • 1924: 330 E, S, 4ft 112 s/f
  • 1925: …
  • 1926: 384 117 s/f
  • 1927: Boundary altered, transferred to Leicestershire: 1928:…
  • 1929: 614 S, E, 4ft, Main,167 s/f
  • 1930:…
  • 1931: 504 Stanhope, Eureka, Main, 169 s/f
  • 1932: 544 S, E, M, 185 s/f
  • 1933: 495 S, E, M and Stockings, 177 s/f
  • 1934: 505 S, E, M, S, 183 s/f
  • 1935: 372 S, E, M, S, 156 s/f
  • 1936: 352 S, E, M, S, 151 s/f
  • 1937: 354 S, E, M, S, 154 s/f
  • 1938: 342 S, E, M, S, 159 s/f
  • 1939:..
  • 1940:
  • 1941: 346 Woodfield, Stockings, Main, 168 s/f
  • 1943: 360 W, S, M, 188 s/f
  • 1944: 379 Woodfield and Stockings, 193 s/f
  • 1945: app 590 W and S
  • 1946:app 600 W and S.

Production and Manpower NCB: Measham: Tonnage and Manpower NCB: No7 Area EMD:

  • 1947: 240,467 tons, total 636 men Woodfield and Stockings and surface
  • 1948: 265,398 tons, 705 men
  • 1949: 245,909 tons, 715 men
  • 1950: 237,925 tons, 659 men
  • 1951: 315,421 tons, 694 men
  • 1952: 342,252 tons, 711 men
  • 1953: 346,236 tons, 688 men
  • 1954: 387,401 tons, 698 men
  • 1955: 385,337 tons, 706 men
  • 1956: including Minorca 398,181 tons, 719 men
  • 1957: 403,893 tons, 720 men max
  • 1958: 389,330 tons, 710 men
  • 1959: 366,765 tons, 688 men
  • 1960: 369,430 tons, 657 men
  • 1961: 402,276 tons, 634 men
  • 1962: 467,682 tons, 629 men
  • 1963: 577,624 tons, 606 men
  • 1963: 577,624 tons, 606 men
  • 1964/65: 616,194 tons max, 585 men
  • 1965/66: 446,131 tons, 592 men
  • 1966/67: 432,939 tons, 570 men


South Midlands Area 1967/68: 376,699, 558 men

  • 1968/69: 453,437 tons, 616 men
  • 1969/70: 444,620 tons, 623 men
  • 1970/71: 447,784 tons, 583 men
  • 1971/72: 295,121 tons, 571 men
  • 1972/73: 309,332 tons, 514 men
  • 1973/74: 233,693 tons, 487 men
  • 1974/75: 257,036 tons, 493 men
  • 1975/76: 288,138 tons, 512 men
  • 1976/77: 331,277 tons, 506 men
  • 1977/78: 274,535 tonnes, 510 men
  • 1978/79: 321,966 tonnes, 502 men
  • 1979/80: 280,423 tonnes, 509 men
  • 1980/81: 257,116 tonnes, 515 men
  • 1981/82: 222,764 tonnes, 497 men
  • 1982/83: 234,984 tonnes, 485 men
  • 1983/84: 167,324 tonnes, 343 men
  • 1984/85: 170,743 tonnes, 305 men. Merged with Donisthorpe 1985,
    Measham section closed 1986.

Agents:

  • R Sinclair 1914-1922
  • JE Stephens (3788) 1939-1941
  • HE Moon (1327) 1942-1945
  • John G Tebbs (3897) 1945-1947
  • William Unsworth (2391) 1947-1949


Sub-Area Managers:

  • William (Bill) Unsworth (2391) 1950-1951
  • Jack E Chapman (1734) 1951-1953
  • Harry Blakemore Bennett (2820) 1953-1956
  • William C Statham (3660) 1956-1957
  • Sam A McKee (3637) 1957-1966
  • Arthur Summers (4896) 1966- died in post at his desk.

Managers:

  • William Tate (974) 1894-1899
  • CJ Jackson (957) 1899-1906
  • Robert Millar (301) 1906-1912 (transferred to Worthington)
  • Thomas Watson (3130) 1912-1913
  • AH Williams (2972) 1913-1915
  • Jas Colquhoun (1855) 1915-1916
  • Robert Brodie (3357) 1916
  • Robert Millar (301) (transferred back again) 1917-1924
  • JE Stephens (3788) 1924-1939
  • HE Moon (1327) 1939-1945
  • John G Tebbs (3897) 1945-1951
  • AE Colley (1234) 1951-1958
  • Walter Lavin (6548) 1958-1962 (left to run his father’s Heath pit (Dominic Lavin’s, refer to Doe Lea drift mine abandoned in 1994)
  • Ralph Rawlinson (5788) 1962-1964
  • John Chris Boyle (5733) 1964-1966 (transferred to Cadley Hill)
  • Alec Hindmarsh (5417) 1966-1971

Agent Managers: Roy Mallinder (7875) 1971-1973

  • Harold J Durkin (6168) 1973-1977
  • Barry A Finch (8614) 1977-1981
  • Lewis Elverstone (9080) 1981-1985
  • Barry A Finch (8614) 1985-1986.

Deputy Managers:

  • Terry P Leader (8256) 1970-1982
  • Derek Johnson (7696) 1982-1986.

Undermanagers:

  • Thomas Tate (1372) 1894-1895
  • A Jephson (977) 1895-1896
  • T Jones (2nd) 1896-1898, nil
  • T Petcher (3641 / 2nd) 1900-1906
  • C George (3729 / 2nd) 1906-1907
  • R Sinclair (5277 / 2nd) 1907-1914
  • Robert Brodie (3357 / 1st) 1914-1916 (promoted to Manager)
  • Robert Farquhar (7310) 1916-1917
  • M Leckie (1872 / 2nd) 1917-1919
  • Donald Ross (5701 / 2nd) 1919-1921
  • William James Milburn (3630 / 2nd) 1921-1927
  • L Colclough (8149 / 2nd) 1928-1931
  • Thos Nix (575 / 2nd) 1928-1929
  • William McKee (1795 / 1st) 1929-1931
  • AE Bennett (1128 / 2nd) 1931-1934
  • CA Leigh (1666 / 2nd) 1932-1950
  • JW Webb (2932/2nd) 1932-1959
  • CA Leigh (1666) again 1955-1958
  • Peter Moulton (6364) 1959-1960
  • John Chris Boyle (5733) 1960-1962
  • W John Bond (6307) 1960-1964
  • Mick E Skelding (7563) 1964-1966
  • Len Edwards (7953) 1966-1968
  • Norman Harvey (8469) 1968-1971
  • Derek Massey (7960) 1971-1985
  • Ken J Tunnicliffe (10450 / 2nd) 1981-1985
  • John RE Leigh (11137) 1985-1986 (to Safety dept HQ).

Surveyors:

  • Lewis and Lewis of Derby
  • Harold S Shackleton (1775) 1920s-1940s to Area Surveyor 1947
  • ......Ken Smith (4224) transferred to Ellistown c1970
  • Peter B Arnold (4630)

Fatal Accidents Measham: included

  • John William Lee (27) fall of roof 8/6/1906
  • Albert Reagan (28) injured on 21/10/1903, died 19/12/1906
  • George Wiggins (49) fall of roof 7/1/1909....n/a

Fatal Accidents At The Old Pit Included:

  • John Usherwood, fall of coal, 5/5/1722
  • Aaron Jones, fall of coal, 19/11/1732


 

 

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