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Calendar
The Decline Of The Industry Continued
After Nationalisation 1947

Book 6
Chimneys
1987
1989

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1989 - Page 14


Warsop Main Closed After 95 Years

- Continued -

Manpower: Staveley Coal and Iron Co: 1895: 92 sinking, 130 s / f

  • 1896: 132 u / g pit bottom dev, 127 s / f
  • 1897: 340 Top Hard, 112 s / f
  • 1898: 618 u / g, 130 s / f
  • 1899: 720 u / g, 177 s / f
  • 1900: 837 u / g, 221 s / f
  • 1901: 1,035 u / g, 267 s / f
  • 1902: 1,377 u / g, 347 s / f
  • 1903: 1,377 u / g, 278 s / f
  • 1904: 1,430 u / g, 311 s / f
  • 1905: 1,524 u / g, 335 s / f
  • 1906: 1,628 u / g, 335 s / f
  • 1907: 1,654 u / g, 320 s / f
  • 1908: 1,720 u / g, 370 s / f
  • 1909: 1,992 u / g, 480 s / f
  • 1911: 2,326 u / g, 426 s / f
  • 1912: 2,282 u / g, 426 s / f
  • 1913: 2,310 u / g, 458 s / f
  • 1914: 2.350 u / g, 433 s / f
  • 1915: 1,600 u / g, 310 s / f
  • 1916: 1,742 u / g, 313 s / f
  • 1917: 1,886 u / g, 339 s / f
  • 1918: 1,830 u / g, 365 s / f
  • 1919: 2,190 u / g, 377 s / f
  • 1920: 2,431 u / g, 378 s / f
  • 1921: 2,289 u / g, 398 s / f
  • 1922: 2,264 u / g, 406 s / f
  • 1923: 2,360 u / g, 458 s / f
  • 1924: 2,442 u / g, 479 s / f
  • 1925: 2,580 u / g, 532 s / f
  • 1926: 2,700 u / g, 537 s / f, 3,237 men and boys max
  • 1927: 2,054 u / g, 459 s / f
  • 1928: 1,854 u / g, 438 s / f
  • 1929: 1,897 u / g, 458 s / f
  • 1930: 2,000 u / g, 453 s / f
  • 1931: 2,104 u / g, 482 s / f
  • 1932: 2,073 u / g, 447 s / f
  • 1934: 1,829 u / g, 521 s / f
  • 1935: 1,899 u / g, 525 s / f
  • 1936: 1,924 u / g, 545 s / f
  • 1937: 1,926 u / g, Top Hard, Main Bright, 557 s / f, producing around 25,000 tons per week
  • 1938: 1,907 u / g, Top Hard and High Hazles, 552 s / f
  • 1940: 1,617 u / g, 513 s / f
  • 1941: 1,502 u / g, 488 s / f
  • 1942: 1,451 u / g, 529 s / f
  • 1943: 1,396 u / g, 518 s / f
  • 1944: 1,378 u / g, 482 s / f
  • 1945: 1,330 u / g, 453 s / f.

Output and Manpower NCB: No2 Area EMD: 1947: 576,428 tons Top Hard and High Hazles, 1,685 men

  • 1948: 569,844 tons, 1,272 u / g, 436 s / f, 1,648 men
  • 1949: No3 Area: 581,989 tons, 1,601 men
  • 1950: 637,927 tons, 1,219 u / g, 361 s / f, 1,610 men
  • 1951: 657,880 tons, 1,650 men
  • 1952: 660,075 tons, 1,683 men
  • 1953: 728,095 tons, 1,682 men
  • 1954: 722,506 tons, 1,682 men
  • 1955: 715,119 tons, 1,652 men
  • 1956: 705,420 tons, 1,607 men
  • 1957: 684,766 tons, 1,589 men
  • 1958: 623,465 tons, 1,571 men
  • 1959: Top Hard Finish, Deep Hard Finish 648,544 tons, 1,502 men
  • 1960: 633,728 tons, 1,497 men
  • 1961: 661,347 tons, 1,472 men
  • 1962: 693,751 tons, 1,480 men
  • 1963 / 64: 706,882 tons, 1,494 men
  • 1964 / 65: 731,929 tons, 1,521 men
  • 1965 / 66: 685,646 tons, 1,452 men
  • 1966 / 67: 769,537 tons, 1,421 men

North Derbyshire Area: 1967 / 68: 722,043 tons, 1,364 men

  • 1968 / 69: 757,050 tons, 1,313 men
  • 1969 / 70: 752,680 tons, 1,308 men
  • 1970 / 71: 739,778 tons, 1,320 men
  • 1971 / 72: 689,736 tons, 1,312 men
  • 1972 / 73: 863,000 tons, 1,281 men
  • 1973 / 74: Main Hard (Clowne) 531,532 tons, 1,261 men
  • 1974 / 75: 677,074 tons, 1,336 men
  • 1975 / 76: 779,191 tons, 1,357 men
  • 1976 / 77: 742,006 tons, 1,338 men
  • 1977 / 78: High Hazles, Deep Soft 701,379 tonnes, (690,300 tons), 1,344 men
  • 1978 / 79: 704,480 tonnes, 1,371 men
  • 1979 / 80: High Hazles Finish, 731,170 tonnes, 1,385 men
  • 1980 / 81: 922,797 tonnes, 1,386 men
  • 1981 / 82: 696,790 tonnes, 1,376 men
  • 1982 / 83: 741,675 tonnes, 1,336 men
  • 1983 / 84: 635,199 tonnes, 1,295 men
  • 984 / 85: 128,204 tonnes, 1,251 men (strike)
  • 1985 / 86: 624,948 tonnes, 1,139 men

Main Bright Finish, Clowne Finish
British Coal:

  • 1986 / 87: tonnes, men
  • 1987 / 88: tonnes, men
  • 1988 / 89: tonnes.

Agents:

  • N Dennis Turner Agent 1920-1924
  • John Hunter (404) Agent 1924-1937 (from Brodsworth? Yorkshire)
  • Herbert Gent (286) Agent 1938-1940 (to General Manager of Co)
  • Reg (Rex) Ringham (760) Agent 1941-1946 (Divisional HQ 1947)
  • Alf Gray (4013) Agent 1947-
  • Oswald (Ossie) T Storrs (2535) Agent 1953-
  • Charlie W Ringham (2199) Agent.

Sub-Area Managers / Group Managers / Production Managers:

  • Alfred E Naylor (1928) Sub-Area Manager
  • Charlie W Ringham (2199) Sub-Area Manager 1950 - (promoted from Manager Warsop)
  • George H Keverne (3333) Group Manager (promoted from Manager Harworth) 1952-
  • Charlie W Ringham (2199) Group Manager 1964-1967

Managers for Warsop Main:

  • CM Humble (403) sinking 1894-1895
  • Edwin (Neddy) Ellis Booker (2312) 1895-1899 (transferred temporarily to Bonds Main due to his expertise in sinking)
  • John Poxon (996) Manager 1899-1901
  • Edwin Ellis Booker (2312) Manager resumed 1901-1922, lived at Rock House
  • Reginald (Rex) Ringham (760) Manager 1922-1929
  • Herbert Gent JP (286) Manager 1929-1940 (appointed Agent to Yorkshire Main and Bullcroft Collieries)
  • Charlie W Ringham (2199) Manager 1940- (transferred from Campbell, then promoted to Sub-Area Agent, later Group Manager)
  • J Brian Perry (3119) Manager 1950-1953 (ex Surveyor, transferred from Markham, transferred to Manager Mansfield)
  • Arthur Machin (2882) Manager 1953-1957 (left to CEAG)
  • Fergus McNeill (4553) 1957 (from Indian Mines, transferred to Harworth, then back to India)
  • R John French (5532) Manager 1957-1959 (transferred from Manager Sherwood)
  • Robert (Bob) Anderson (5547) 1959-1967 (Manager then Agent Manager, transferred from Manager Sherwood, transferred to Agent Manager, then General Manager Thoresby, later Production Manager North Nottinghamshire Area -1985)
  • Alan Hird (5328) 1967-1969 Agent Manager (transferred from Holmewood, transferred to Ireland)
  • Jim Rodgers (6218) General Manager 1969-1973 (transferred from Ireland, transferred to Markham)
  • Alf Merrington (8179) General Manager (transferred from Manager Glapwell, promoted to Production Manager North Derbyshire Area HQ)
  • Arnold Vardy (7891) General Manager 1973-1976 (promoted from Deputy Manager)
  • John Henry White (8350) General Manager 1976-1981 (transferred from Manager Glapwell on closure to Westthorpe then to Warsop Main, promoted to Production Manager, later Deputy then Chief Mining Engineer at North Derbyshire Bolsover HQ)
  • Phil Goodwin (8917) Manager 1981-1987 (transferred from Manager Whitwell, transferred to Special duties at HQ)
  • Eric Blackwell (10164) Manager 1987-1989 (transferred from Manager Renishaw Park, transferred to Manager Annesley at closure 1989 and also for Ollerton closure 1994)
  • Dennis Morgan (promoted from Deputy Manager Markham) 1989-1991.

Deputy Managers:

  • Jim B Kerr (5266) 1959 (promoted to Acting Manager Harworth, appointed Manager, later Production Manager North Nottinghamshire Area, committed suicide 1976 on London Underground Holborn Station)
  • Jack Winfield (5720) 1967-1968 (promoted from Assistant Manager, transferred to Ireland, later Glapwell)
  • Arnold Vardy (7891) 1969-1973 (promoted to Manager)
  • Konrad P Hess (7609) (Polish), 1971-1972 (later Manager Westthorpe)
  • A A (Tony) Seal (9178) 1976-1982 (promoted to Manager Ireland)
  • Ian Clayton (10925) 1982-1990 (promoted to Manager Renishaw Park then later transferred to Silverhill)
  • Wilf Davies (10876) was Acting Manager for a short spell at one time.

Assistant Managers:

  • Horace Henshaw (3328) 1957-1958 (transferred to Harworth)
  • Robert (Bob) Anderson (5547) 1956-1958 (transferred to Bilsthorpe, later returned to Warsop as Manager, being transferred from Manager at Sherwood)
  • Jim B Kerr (5266) 1957 (promoted to Deputy Manager)
  • Fergus McNeill (4553) 1957-1958 (promoted from Calverton, promoted to Harworth)
  • Jack Winfield (5720) 1960-1967 (promoted to Deputy Manager, promoted from Sherwood, began as a pit lad at Warsop in 1937, ganging ponies, in 1939 transferred to Undermanagers Clerk) d 31 / 12 / 2009
  • Keith J Otter (8932) 1967-1968 (Assistant Manager Planning, promoted from Undermanager Renishaw Park, promoted to Deputy Manager Arkwright)
  • AA (Tony) Seal (9178) 1972-1976 (promoted to Deputy Manager)
  • Frank Moore (6808) 1976-1978 (from S Derbys, transferred to Safety dept HQ).

Undermanagers for Warsop Main:

  • Martin Cropper (2624) 1895-1897 lived at Rhein oThorns
  • J Ottewell (2009) 1897-1901
  • Arthur Davis (2286) 1901-1906 (transferred to Mansfield)
  • Wilf H Knight (3509) 1906-1907
  • Harold D Blockley (2620) 1907-1908
  • Lloyd H Langrick (5068 / 2nd) 1908-1921 In Memory Lloyd
  • Joseph Wass (6386 / 2nd) 1921-1932 (left to be Landlord Hare and Hounds in Warsop)
  • William H Fry (2089) was Night shift gaffer then promoted to days 1932-Apr 1937 (promoted to Manager Markham)
  • Charlie W Ringham (2199) 1937-1938 (transferred from Ireland, promoted to Manager at Campbell)
  • Lewis Gross (2351) 1938-1939 (from Markham, promoted back to Manager Markham)
  • Herbert Cusworth (447) 1939-1946 (previously Undermanager at Rossington after sinking, then to Brodsworth Main, Denaby Main, Grimethorpe) transferred to Area Industrial Relations No3 Area, Edwinstowe 1947)
  • Sam Baker (4201) 1947-1950 (promoted to Manager Creswell, later Whitwell, Vane Tempest, then promoted to Group Manager Durham)
  • William Newstead (4053) 1950-1953 (from Yorks, transferred to Blidworth, later Area Mechanisation No3 Area)
  • Charles Harrison (3189) 1953-1955 (promoted to Manager Sherwood)
  • Robert (Bob) Anderson (5547) (and Surveyors Cert (2...), Blyth, Northumberland), Deputy at Warsop 1955-1956, promoted to Undermanager at New Monckton 3 and 4, promoted to Assistant Manager Warsop)
  • James H Otter (5592) 1956-1957
  • Jim B Kerr (5266) 1957-58 (promoted to Assistant Manager)
  • George T Tildesley (6399) 1958-1959
  • Fred Tildesley (6778) 1959-69
  • Jim McGuigan (5695) 1960-1966
  • H Brian Bennett (8306) 1966-1968 (from DPT Welbeck, to Planner at Westthorpe)
  • Brian Pether (9014) 1969-1971 (transferred to Planning dept Bolsover HQ, later Planning Engineer North Derbyshire HQ)
  • Frank Moore (6808) 1971-1976 (promoted to Assistant Manager)
  • Charlie Daniels (6797) 1971-1975 (transferred to Shirebrook)
  • Mick E Price (10015) 1975-1977
  • Charlie V Gale (9092) 1975-1977 (transferred to Renishaw Park, then Shirebrook)
  • Harry Daykin (10700) 1976-198? (left to Mining firm)
  • Len Hayes (5679) 1978-1980
  • Terry Lancashire (11055) 1978-1982 (promoted from Assistant Undermanager, transferred to Area Safety dept)
  • Roger A Lewis (11178) 1980-1983 (promoted from Overman Westthorpe)
  • Barry Walker (11192) 1982-1989
  • Ian J Cook (11219) 1984-1987
  • Phil Barber (10891) 1988-1989.

 

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