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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 14


Whitwell Closed After 96 Years
- Continued -


Manpower Shire Oaks Colliery Co: ...1894: 135 Top Hard, 60 s/f

  • 1895: 220 TH, 69 s/f
  • 1896: 275 TH, 78 s/f
  • 1897: 345 u/g, 83 s/f
  • 1898: 331 u/g, 64 s/f
  • 1899: 349 u/g, 69 s/f
  • 1900: 399 u/g, 83 s/f
  • 1901: 477 u/g, 86 s/f
  • 1902: 491 u/g, 81 s/f
  • 1903: 496 u/g, 78 s/f
  • 1904: 518 u/g, 82 s/f
  • 1905: 537 u/g, 84 s/f
  • 1906: 528 u/g, 81 s/f
  • 1907: 564 u/g, 89 s/f
  • 1908: 634 u/g, 88 s/f
  • 1909: 641 u/g, 92 s/f
  • 1910: 670 u/g, 92 s/f
  • 1911: 705 u/g, 93 s/f
  • 1912: 689 u/g, 94 s/f
  • 1913: 701 u/g, 99 s/f
  • 1914: 699 u/g, 99 s/f
  • 1915: 612 u/g, 104 s/f
  • 1916: 596 u/g, 104 s/f
  • 1917: 597 u/g, 100 s/f
  • 1918: 601 u/g, 104 s/f
  • 1919: 772 u/g, 132 s/f
  • 1920: 796 u/g, 136 s/f
  • 1921: 853 u/g, 145 s/f
  • 1922: 915 u/g, 147 s/f
  • 1923: 992 u/g, 154 s/f
  • 1924: 1,020 Top Hard and Thorncliffe, 163 s/f
  • 1925: 952 u/g, 170 s/f
  • 1926: 924 u/g, 169 s/f
  • 1927: 1,000 u/g, 172 s/f
  • 1928: 654 Top Hard only again, 151 s/f
  • 1929: 1,146 u/g, 202 s/f
  • 1930: 1,243 u/g, 217 s/f
  • 1931: 1,310 u/g, 236 s/f
  • 1932: 1,350 u/g, 253 s/f
  • 1933: 1,355 u/g, 253 s/f, 1,608 max
  • 1934: 1,335 u/g, 268 s/f
  • 1935: 1,328 Top Hard and High Hazel, 273 s/f
  • 1936: 1,270 u/g, 277 s/f
  • 1937: 1,196 u/g, 253 s/f
  • 1938: 983 u/g, 222 s/f
  • 1939: 975 u/g, 222 s/f
  • 1940: 970 u/g, 222 s/f
  • 1941: 928 u/g, 251 s/f
  • 1942: 598 u/g, 165 s/f
  • 1943: 552 Top Hard finished, High Hazel only, 185 s/f
  • 1944: 594 u/g HH, 195 s/f
  • 1945: 536 u/g HH, 196 s/f
  • 1946
  • ?

NCB

  • 1947 No2 Area: 565 u/g HH, 198 s/f
  • 1948: 565 u/g HH, 187 s/f
  • No 1 Area 1949: 597 u/g HH, 191 s/f
  • 1950: 605 u/g, 193 s/f
  • 1951: 601 u/g, 200 s/f
  • 1952: 793 u/g, 206 s/f
  • 1953: 793 u/g, 203 s/f
  • 1954: 948 u/g, 205 s/f
  • 1955: 985 u/g, 209 s/f
  • 1956: 1,008 u/g, 211 s/f
  • 1957: 1,054 u/g, 210 s/f
  • 1958: 1,123 u/g, 225 s/f
  • 1959: 1,156 u/g, 243 s/f
  • 1960: 1,136 u/g, 237 s/f
  • 1961: 1,120 u/g, 235 s/f
  • 1962: 1,100 u/g, 230 s/f
  • 1963: 1,017 u/g, 215 s/f
  • 1964: 1,000 u/g, 215 s/f
  • 1965: 980 u/g, 215 s/f
  • 1966: 960 u/g, 215 s/f

North Derbyshire Area

  • 1967: 940 u/g HH, 212 s/f
  • 1968: 900 u/g, 210 s/f
  • 1969: 822 u/g, 200 s/f
  • 1970: 769 u/g, 194 s/f
  • 1971: 775 u/g, 200 s/f
  • 1972: 756 High Hazel, 204 s/f
  • 1973: High Hazel
  • 1974: HH
  • 1975: 740 HH, 193 s/f
  • 1976: HH
  • 1977: HH
  • 1978: 724 HH, 167 s/f
  • 1979: 685 Clowne, 175 s/f
  • 1980: 685 Clowne, 2 Foot, 175 s/f
  • 1981: 693 C, 2 Ft, 166 s/f
  • 1982: 692 C, 2 Ft, 162 s/f
  • 1983: C, 2 Ft
  • 1984: C, 2 Ft
  • 1985: 627 C, 2 Ft, 144 s/f
  • 1986: 630 C, 2 Ft, 141 s/f
    Colliery Closed June 1986.

Output and Manpower NCB: Production

  • 1947: was 269,849 tons by 748 men
  • 1949: 250,000 tons, 597/191, total 788 men
  • 1950: 237,000 tons, 601/200, total 801 men
  • 1959: production 551,761 tons by 1,389 men
  • 1962: production 623,153 tons by 1,250 men.

Agents:

  • J Jones Agent
  • RE Jones (1927) 1919-1920
  • LW Walters Agent 1920-1936
  • HJ Atkinson Agent 1936-1939
  • JA Barrass Agent 1940-1949
  • John A Tankard (3946) Agent 1949-1951.

Sub-Area Managers / Group Managers / Production Managers:

  • WES Peach Sub-Area Manager 1949-1951
  • JS Rayner (3077) Sub-Area Manager 1952-1953
  • Ben Kendall (1944) Sub-Area Manager 1953-
  • A George Douthwaite Group Manager 1956-1958
  • Arthur W Baddeley (2543) Group Manager 1966-

Managers for Whitwell:

  • RE Jones (1927) 1890-1915 (transferred to Southgate)
  • George Tristram (154) 1915-1919 (promoted from Undermanager)
  • RE Jones (1927) Manager and Agent 1919-1920
  • JG Jones (4012) 1920-1921
  • HJ Atkinson (780) 1922- and Agent 1936-1939
  • LL Harrison (2784) 1937-1939
  • JS Vincent (155) 1940-1943
  • MW Fletcher (3111) 1943-1951
  • Sam Baker (4201) 1952-1953 (transferred from Ireland)
  • Eric Hall (4643) 1953-1957
  • Len E Fletcher (3059) 1957-1963 (promoted to Group Manager)
  • Percy Blunt (5...) Acting Manager 1962 (promoted from Bramley Vale, awarded MBE for gallantry, he led a rescue mission to release a young miner trapped for 14 hours under a huge fall, promoted to Langwith, later HMI)
  • Harry Wright (3911) 1963-1968 contracted TB, transferred to Personnel, Markham
  • John Joe Mason (8927) 1968 (transferred to Rossington)
  • Derek Noble (5922) Agent Manager 1968-1970 (transferred from Morton, brother of George Noble (5852), Manager Teversal)
  • John Clark (6986) 1970-1971 (from Renishaw Park promoted to Production Manager)
  • Keith J Otter (8932) Agent Manager 1971-1974 (transferred from Manager Renishaw Park promoted to General Manager Markham)
  • Terry McAllister (9142) 1976-1978 (transferred to Langwith)
  • Charlie Hawkesley (4442) 1978-1979 (transferred from Langwith)
  • C Arnold Heeley (7692) (transferred from Pleasley), Feb-July 1979 (transferred to Arkwright)
  • Phil Goodwin (8917) 1979-1981 (promoted from Deputy Manager Markham, transferred to Warsop)
  • David C Gardner (9093) 1982-1985 (transferred to Manager High Moor, previously Deputy Manager Pleasley 1973, Assistant Manager Planning Holditch and Florence 1969-1973, Undermanager Stafford 1966, DPT North Staffordshire, Asst Surveyor and underground worker Scottish South Area, BSc Strathclyde 1962)
  • Arnold Vardy (7891) 1985-1986
  • Len Edwards (7953) 1985 - July 1986 (Manager for Westthorpe also at closure, He had been Undermanager at Measham 1963-1967, Deputy Manager Glapwell 1967-1972, Deputy Manager Oxcroft 1972-1975, Deputy Manager High Moor, North Derbyshire HQ Special Safety Engineer, Deputy Manager Renishaw Park, Deputy Manager Bolsover 1984, Manager Bolsover 1985).

Deputy Managers:

  • WJ Belfitt (2nd) 1963-
  • Stan W Hunt (6092) 1968-
  • Terry McAllister (9142) 1971-1972 (promoted to Manager)
  • David Holland (8039) 1973-1977
  • A Eddie Boulton (6970) 1978-1981
  • Mike J Higgins (10805) 1981 (promoted from Assistant Manager, later joined HMI N Yorks) 1987
  • Dennis Morgan (10753) 1983 - Oct 1986 (transferred to Deputy Manager Markham).

Assistant Managers:

  • Wilf Daniels (2nd) 1958-
  • Terry J Charlesworth (7857) 1968-1976 (transferred to Markham)
  • Brian Bell (9848) 1976-1978 (transferred to Pleasley)
  • Fred Tildesley (6778) 1978-1980
  • Mike J Higgins (10805) (Planning, promoted from Markham, promoted to Deputy Manager 1981).

Undermanagers for Whitwell:

  • George Tristram (154) 1892-1915, promoted to Manager
  • E Hughes (2nd) 1915-1917
  • J Machent (2nd) 1917-1936
  • W Briggs (2nd) 1936-1938
  • J Hall (3039) 1938-1939
  • V Baron (2nd) 1940
  • MW Fletcher (3111) 1941-1943 (promoted to Manager)
  • Wilfred Daniels (2nd) 1943-1957
  • B George Stepney (5360) 1958-
  • Dennis A Brain (6055) 1963-
  • Derek W Kirby (2nd) 1966-1967
  • Alec F Bowmer (6054) 1966-1970
  • David Holland (8039) 1968-1970 (promoted to Deputy Manager)
  • Fred Tildesley (6778) 1973-1978 (promoted to Assistant Manager)
  • Eric K Wray (2nd) 1973-1975
  • Eric Blackwell (10164) 1976-1979 (promoted to Manager Renishaw Park, later Manager Warsop)
  • Roland D Ford (7862) 1978-1986
  • F Philip Barber (2nd) 1980-1982
  • H Ray Brennan (10081) 1983-1986. George Littlecot, backshift pre 1978.

Surveyors included: …

  • Wilfred Briggs (489) 1920s-1940s?
  • John Watts 1952-1969 (transferred to Planning dept)
  • RE Crosby (2179) 1969-1975
  • Stan Coe (973) (Group Surveyor)
  • John Geoff Watson (2801) (from Glapwell) 1975-
  • Philip Toseland (6002) – 1986 (from South Yorkshire, transferred to Dinnington, later (private) for Eckington Drift mine).

Fatal Accidents Whitwell:

  • William Dolby (45) crushed by tubs on 10/4/1893, died 12/4/1893
  • Henry Fryer (18) 29/7/1897
  • William Frederick Kimber (14) fall in a roadway 2/2/1905
  • Christopher Marsh (16) run over by tubs 7/3/1906
  • Henry Forrest (41) hit by a rope 12/12/1906, died 8/6/1907
  • John Ramsden (28) fall of roof 22/7/1913
  • John Crossland (39) hit on head 8/3/1915, died 24/3/1915
  • Lucius Ernest Tennet (17) run over by tubs 23/5/1919
  • Arthur Warburton (39) fall of roof 15/10/1921
  • Thomas Beech (27) crushed by cage 8/11/1922
  • William Walker (48) fall of roof 22/10/1924
  • Sam Allen (47) fall of roof 25/4/1925
  • George Peter Webster (26) fall of roof 31/1/1928
  • George Wheeldon (44) injured his hand on 31/7/1929, died from toxaemia 10/8/1929
  • Bernard Austin Arthur (27) run over by tubs 23/7/1930
  • James Henry Nelson (49) fall of roof in 1916, died ?/10/1930
  • Albert Smith (34) crushed by a conveyor 3/4/1934, died 24/9/1934
  • Charles Shipp (50) crushed by wagons on the surface 25/4/1935
  • Ben Robinson (34) fall of roof 24/9/1935
  • Leonard Edwards (48) fall of roof 18/12/1937
  • Ben Jones (62) run over by tubs 17/2/1938
  • John Albert Ashley (45) shotfiring accident 23/8/1958
  • Robert Yeomans (43) fell from pithead baths roof 10/3/1960, died 14/3/1960
  • George Stubbins (49) fell over in pithead baths 10/12/1964.


 

 

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