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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 16
Ireland Closed 1986, After 112 Years
- Continued -


It was a unit of No1 Area of the NCB from 1947, then North Derbyshire Area from 1967.
Manpower Staveley Coal and Iron Co ... 1894: 403 Deep Soft, 150 s/f

1895: 570 u/g, 184 s/f
1896: 620 u/g, 160 s/f
1897: 612 u/g, 174 s/f
1898: 592 u/g, 150 s/f
1899: 594 u/g, 184 s/f
1900: 567 u/g, 184 s/f
1901: 635 u/g, 146 s/f
1902: 638 u/g, 170 s/f
1903: 680 u/g, 175 s/f
1904: 708 u/g, 175 s/f
1905: 714 u/g, 181 s/f
1906: 664 u/g, 194 s/f
1907: 867 u/g, 174 s/f
1908: 872 u/g, 190 s/f
1909: 930 u/g, 190 s/f
1910: 935 u/g, 200 s/f
1911: 941 u/g, 218 s/f
1912: 972 u/g, 259 s/f
1913: 1,053 u/g, 281 s/f
1914: 1,120 u/g, 245 s/f
1915: 1,140 u/g, 286 s/f
1916: 1,250 u/g, 296 s/f
1917: 1,250 u/g, 308 s/f
1918: 1,310 u/g, 312 s/f
1919: 1,480 u/g, 325 s/f
1920: 1,454 u/g, 362 s/f
1921: 1,477 u/g, 372 s/f
1922: 1,462 u/g, 394 s/f
1923: 1,275 u/g, 171 s/f
1924: 1,509 u/g, 367 s/f, max total 1,876
1925: 1,461 u/g, 365 s/f
1926: Deep Soft plus Calow Drift Blackshale, 1,581 u/g, 282 s/f
1927: 1,060 u/g, 287 s/f
1928: 1,025 u/g, 267 s/f
1929: 962 u/g, 264 s/f
1930: 1,128 u/g, 310 s/f
1931: plus Hartington 1,336 u/g, 318 s/f
1932: 1,092 u/g, 310 s/f
1933: plus Campbell pumping 787 u/g, 273 s/f
1934: 670 u/g, 261 s/f
1935: 741 u/g, 267 s/f
1936: 756 u/g, 252 s/f
1937: 833 u/g, 254 s/f
1938: 942 u/g, 248 s/f
1939: 920 u/g, 250 s/f
1940: 875 u/g, 257 s/f
1941: 904 u/g, 270 s/f
1942: 923 u/g, 298 s/f
1943: 982 u/g, 323 s/f
1944: 1,019 u/g, 330 s/f
1945: 981 u/g, 340 s/f
1,321 men and boys.

Output and Manpower NCB: No1 Area EMD: 1947: 446,292 tons, 1,308 men

1948: 428,463 tons, 1,323 men
1949: 475,310 tons, 1,275 men
1950: 457,140 tons, 1,277 men
1951: 484,212 tons, Deep Soft, 1,319 men
1952: 478,212 tons, Deep Soft and Deep Hard 1,319 men
1953: 449,671 tons, 1,287 men
1954: 452,318 tons, 1,249 men
1955: 452,079 tons, 1,022 u/g, 231 s/f, 1,253 men
1956: 390,279 tons, Deep Hard 969 men
1957: 378,677 tons, 985 men
1958: 325,420 tons, 1,000 men
1959: 349,490 tons, 980 men
1960: 346,266 tons, 859 men
1961: 356,278 tons, 857 men
1962: 389,073 tons, 874 men
1963/64: 343,135 tons, 883 men
1964/65: 431,012 tons, 853 men
1965/66: 397,535 tons, 846 men
1966/67: 488,873 tons, 830 men

North Derbyshire Area: 1967/68: 562,630 tons, 828 men

1968/69: 540,887 tons, 809 men
1969/70: 504,801 tons, 781 men
1970/71: 560,426 tons, 759 men
1971/72: 379,996 tons, 758men
1972/73: 483,763 tons, 751 men
1973/74: 374,744 tons, 736 men
1974/75: 357,446 tons, 775 men
1975/76: 512,502 tons, 748 men
1976/77: 519,383 tons, 715 men
1977/78: 562,988 tonnes (554,095 tons), 712 men
1978/79: 579,432 tonnes, 708 men
1979/80: 546,725 tonnes, 747 men
1980/81: 627,847 tonnes, 783 men
1981/82: 656,900 tonnes max, 784 men
1982/83: 574,913 tonnes, 771 men
1983/84: 503,485 tonnes, 752 men
1984/85: 31,099 tonnes, 714 men, strike year
1985/86: 389,250 tonnes, 683 men. Merged with Markham, October 1986.

Agents:

Jos Humble Agent pre 1883-1887
AW Barnes Agent 1887-
RW Cuthbertson (541) -1912
Agent 1913-1914
W Waplington Agent 1918-1920
Denis N Turner Agent 1920-1923
Reg (Rex) Ringham (760) Agent 1929-1930
John Hunter (414) Agent 1930-1937
Harry Kirk (1511) 1937-1946
Ben Kendall (1944) Agent 1947-1950

Sub-Area Managers / Group Managers / Production Managers:

Ben Kendall (1944) 1950-1952
Arthur W Baddeley (2543) Sub-Area Manager 1952-

Managers for Ireland:

Jos Humble Manager pre 1883-1887
R Cuthbertson (541) 1887-1905
John T Greensmith (2292) 1905-1909
Thos Richardson (821) 1909-1912
RW Cuthbertson (541) Manager 1912-1913
HC Harrison (3777) 1913-1914
RG Eaton (13) 1915-1918
John Hunter (414) 1919-1923, (promoted to Agent 1923-1929)
John Allcock (111) 1923-1924
HS Hunter (3989) 1924-1925
John Southern (3945) 1925-1926
H Gent (286) 1926-1929
John Hunter (414) 1929-1930
SN Turner (2399) 1930-1933 (also for Calow Drift)
Harry Kirk (1511) 1933-1937 (promoted to Agent 1937-1946)
Charlie W Ringham (2199) 1937-1939
William Fry (2089) 1940-1942
Ben Kendall (1944) Manager 1942-1946 (promoted to Agent 1947-1950)
George Bishop (3009) 1947-1949
Sam Baker (4201) 1950-1952 (transferred to Whitwell)
John R Hunter (4409) 1951-1954 (promoted from Oxcroft, later Director NW Area)
George S Payton (4288) 1954-1965
A (Tony) F Deakin (7903) 1966 (promoted from Deputy Manager Bradford 1964, previously Apprentice Surveyor 1951, Assistant Surveyor Bradford 1955, DPT 1959-1961, Deputy and Overman at Mosley Common, Overman Astley Green, Assistant to Manager Agecroft 1961, then Undermanager, transferred to Pleasley 1966)
Jim Rogers (6128) 1966-1967
A Russell Dove (4719) 1967-1972
Konrad P Hess (7609) (Polish) 1973-1975
Don Hotchkiss (8632) 1976-1978
Alan Hird (5328) 1978-1979 (transferred from Warsop)
Alan Vincent (9400) 1980-1981 (promoted from Bolsover, joined HM Inspectorate)
William W Bryan (8590) 1981-1982
Albert A Seal (9178) 1983-1986 (transferred to Bolsover)
Mike W Ramsay (11190)
Alec Galloway (10934) -Oct 1986 (transferred to Markham, then Daw Mill, later Deputy Director then Director of Deep Mines for RJB Mining, then UK Coal - 2005).

Deputy Managers:

Jack Winfield (5720) 1969-1973
Jim Ferreday (7684) 1973-1976
David Holland (8039) 1976-
Alec Galloway (10934) 1983-1986 (promoted to Manager).

Assistant Manager:

Glynn W Rogers (5313) 1971-1973.

Undermanagers for Ireland:

Thos Richardson pre 1887-1893
William Bunting (839) 1894-1895
J Ottewell (2nd) 1895-1897
A Brown (2nd) 1897-1898
W Knight (2nd) 1898-1899
Thos Richardson (821) 1900-1909 (promoted to Manager)
H Gregory (2nd) 1909-1918
LW Limb (1792) 1919-1923
CE Staples (2nd) 1923-1931
Charlie W Ringham (2199) 1932-1936 (transferred to Markham)
Ben Kendall (1944) 1937-1939
Alf W Gray (4013) 1940-1943
Tom Wallace (2nd) 1943-1954
A Russell Dove (4719) 1954-1959 (promoted to Deputy Manager Creswell)
Roland Weekley (3988) 1959-
Stan W Hunt (6092) 1965-1966
Arnold Vardy (7891) 1967-1968
Sam A Mather (9140) 1969-
Eric Revill (10118) 1976-1983
Eric Taylor (2nd) 1983-1985
Chris M Kent (11289) 1985-1986

Surveyors included:

Joshua Edwin Leek (310) Staveley Co Surveyor -1947
Denis Jones (1843) 1952-1970s to Markham / Ireland
John E Banks (3231) 1970s -1986.

Fatal Accidents Ireland:

Sam Wall (13) crushed by wagon on the surface 1/12/1881
George Albert Gibbon (13) crushed by wagon on the surface
John Gardner (66) run over by tubs 16/9/1885
John Tyler (30) crushed by tubs 18/2/1888
Isaac Barksby (19) fall of roof 5/4/1888
George Haywood (26) internal injuries caused by lifting large piece of coal 24/5/1888
Ernest Smith Cresswell (12) crushed by wagon on surface 19/12/1889
George Hayes (49) crushed by wagon on the surface 5/11/1890
William Dawson (35) fall of roof on 4/5/1891, died 19/9/1891
John Clarke (59) crushed by a pony 25/3/1897, died 28/3/1897
Henry Langley (21) crushed by a wagon on the surface 8/1/1902
Sylvanus Dunn (57) fall of roof 19/4/1906
Henry John Hill (57) caught in machinery on the surface 5/7/1906, died 23/7/1907
John Hay (54) fall of coal 4/2/1908
William Braine (57) fall of roof 18/2/1910
Luke Keen (50) crushed by tubs 6/12/1910
Frederick H Wheeler (64) crushed by tubs 2/9/1912, died 6/10/1912
Arthur Edward Haddock (18) crushed by a tub 17/2/1913
Arthur Beresford (14) crushed by tubs 1/4/1914
Wilfred Millthorpe (16) fall of roof 14/6/1915
George H Wagstaffe (42) fall of coal 8/2/1916
Thomas Greaves (56) fall of roof 17/7/1918
Thomas Dudley (17) run over by tubs 24/8/1921
William George Olivent (18) fall of roof 18/12/1921
John Fletcher (16) run over by tubs 14/6/1922
Charles William Jones (26) fall of roof 20/7/1922
George Henry Goacher (57) run over by wagons on the surface 20/10/1922
Uriah Staton (17) run over by tubs 3/7/1923
William Hammer (21) fall of roof 3/10/1923
William Vickers (57) fall in a roadway 30/11/1924, died 12/12/1924
John Wallace (44) fall of roof 6/3/1925
Arthur Alvey (41) outcropping on the tip 15/9/1926
Joseph Simms (16) fall in a roadway 26/10/1927
Charles Hickman (35) caught in machinery on the surface 14/4/1928
Thomas Henry Atkinson (58) fall of roof 23/7/1928, died 17/9/1928
John Emmanuel Jones (56) crushed by tubs 27/9/1928
Edwin White (27) fall of roof 27/3/1930, died 8/4/1930
Fred Maddison (24) crushed by tubs 18/12/1932
George Reg Hardy (26) fall of roof 27/12/1933, died 28/12/1933
John Harrison (30) run over by tubs 30/1/1934
William Nichols (34) fall of roof 7/5/1934, died 24/5/1934  
Thomas Hadfield (49) hit by a prop earlier in 1935, died 16/8/1935
John Hinde (43) fall of roof 15/10/1935, died 19/10/1935
James Arthur Sanders (32) fall of roof 15/2/1937, died 16/2/1937
John Thomas Kelly (42) fall of roof 24/10/1945
William Harding (38) fall of coal 25/4/1948
Fred Norton (39) fall of coal 25/9/1950
John George Townsend (21) fall of roof 2/2/1952
Edward Kinsey (?) fall of roof 2/9/1952
Frederick Henry Miring (?) overcome by blackdamp ?/10/1952
Burton Cupitt (59) run over by tubs on 4/12/1919, died 11/5/1958
Isaac Stone (40) caught in face conveyor 21/6/1963
Frank Smith (33) fall of roof 19/5/1965.

Incidents included:

Outbursts of gas etc all from Deep Hard seam...1954 water and gas for 2 hours from 5 feet (1.3m) thick panel at 170 yards (155m) deep
1957 gas for 1½ hours from 5 feet (1.3m) thick at 220 yards (201m) deep
1958 gas for 2 hours from 4 feet (1.2m) thick at 210 yards (192m) deep
1960 gas for 2 hours from 4 feet 6 inches (1.37m) thick at 190 yards (174m) deep
1960 gas for 2 hours at 240 yards (220m) deep
1960 gas for 2 hours at 190 yards (174m) deep
1960 gas for 3 hours from 250 yards (229m) deep
1963 gas for 3¼ hours from 120 yards (110m) deep
1964 gas from 3 feet 3 inches (1m) thick at 250 yards (229m) deep
1964 gas from 140 yards (128m) deep. Each of these outbursts caused considerable holdup to production as all men had to be withdrawn and tests had to be made over a period to make sure that methane gas had been dispersed in the general body of the ventilation to a limit below 1¼% when electrical apparatus could be switched on again thereby allowing coal production to recommence. It also shows that outbursts can occur in shallow working when generally it was only at depth that outbursts were experienced at most other mines liable to that condition.

Old Collieries closed previously in the Staveley area included No6, St Johns, Staveley, Old Colliery or Nether Thorpe, Old Hollingwood shaft 89 yards (81m) deep, Campbell shaft 170 yards (155m) deep plus numerous other old coal and ironstone shafts.
Accident at Speedwell, John Clark (5) crushed by a pony, date unknown but prior to 1840


Opencast

Opencast sites in the area:

Ballarat Cottages site 1951
House Farm
Springwell Hill 1951
Parkers Wood 1955
Handley Wood 1949 and 1958
Hollingwood 1961
Errigal 1962 working Deep Hard coal 10” (0.25m), dirt 1” (0.02m), coal 4’ 6” (1.37m), branch 1’ 3” (0.38m), fireclay.


UDM Pay Claim

The UDM put in for a 6% wage claim over 2 years.


 

 

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