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Calendar
The Decline Of The Industry Continued
After Nationalisation 1947

Book 6
Chimneys
1987
1990
1992

1990 Pages   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9  

1990 - Page 3


Donisthorpe / Rawdon Closed

- Continued -

Agents:

  • Henry Taylor (638) 1870s-1900s
  • G Turner 1900s-1923
  • J Arnison (287) 1923-1926
  • P Beaumont 1926-1939
  • John B Drinnan 1940-1945 (later South Derbyshire Area General Manager) 1947
  • William Unsworth (2391) 1945-1949.

Sub-Area Managers:

  • Harry Blakemore Bennett (2820) 1951-1956 (promoted to No7 Area Production Manager)

Group Managers:

  • William C Statham (3660) 1956-1957
  • Sam A McKee (3637) 1957-

Managers:

  • Henry Taylor (638) 1870s-1893 then (1072) 1899
  • Jesse Arnison (287) 1899-1921
  • C Ryton Ellis (724) 1921-1925
  • George T Oglanby (141) 1925-1942
  • William Unsworth (2391) 1942-1945 (promoted to Agent)
  • Harry Blakemore Bennett (2820) 1945-1951 (later General Manager No4 Area EMD)
  • Eric P Lawrence (3181) 1951-1956
  • Les R Watkin (4376) 1956-1962
  • Arthur Summers (4896) 1962-1964 (promoted to Group Manager)
  • Jock R Gibson (4391) 1964-1969
  • F Malc T Ashley (5548) 1969-1981
  • Barry A Finch (8619) 1981-1990
  • Alan Hawkins (10760) 1990.

Deputy Managers:

  • John Pash (5758) 1960-1962 (promoted to Manager Merry Lees)
  • John Chris Boyle (5733) 1962-63 (transferred to Desford)
  • Jimmy CB Baird (4780) 1963-1966 (promoted to Manager Merry Lees)
  • A Harry Savage (7967) 1966-1969
  • Peter Moulton (6364) 1969-1970
  • Granville Fowkes (8391) 1970-1987

Donisthorpe / Rawdon:

  • Gary J Whitehouse (9722) 1988-1990.

Undermanagers:

  • William Bestwick (342 service cert) 1870s-1895 then (4244 cert) 1899
  • AA Bettison (3015 2nd) 1899-1913, WR Oakley (5097 / 2nd) 1912-1913
  • A Newitt (5387 / 2nd) 1913-1915
  • William Belfitt (3245 1st class) 1915-1939
  • Joseph Whyld (339 2nd class) 1917-1923
  • AE Hazell (462 / 2nd) 1917-1935
  • T Timms (1487 / 2nd) 1923-1929
  • E Gregson (3667 / 2nd) 1940
  • HE Whaling (338 / 2n))) 1940-1960
  • Reg Price (5134) 1955-1958 (promoted to Manager Snibston)
  • John Pash (5758) 1957-1960
  • Stuart A Skelding (6257) 1958-1960 (transferred to Swadlincote)
  • F Gregory (5757 / 2nd) 1960-1962
  • Peter Moulton (6364) 1960-1962
  • Ken Bradford (5553) 1963-1965 (promoted to Deputy Manager Rawdon)
  • Mick B Jones (7958) 1965-1966
  • F Herbert Johnson (9460) 1966-1970, 1971-1976 (Services)
  • WJ Thomas (7235 / 2nd ) 1970-1972
  • Ivor J Popejoy (5505) 1970-
  • Harry DB MacPherson (9137) 1970-1982
  • Ray Whittaker (9715) 1976-1981(Services) (transferred to Cadley Hill)
  • Thomas Albert English (8610) 1982-1987
  • Alan Hawkins (10760) 1983-1987 (Services) (promoted to Deputy Manager Baddesley)
  • Ken J Tunnicliffe (10450 / 2nd) 1985-1988
  • R Peter Williams (10848) 1987- Services
  • R (Dick) N Antrill (10865) 1988-1989
  • Ian A MacLaughlan (11267) 1988-1990
  • John RE Leigh (11137) 1988-1990
  • Paul Campion (11285) 1988-1990.

Surveyors:

  • George Lewis of Lewis and Lewis MES Derby 1900s
  • GF Robinson 1900s-1910s
  • FH Liptrot (182) dated 22/7/1915, 1910s-1940s
  • H Stewart (1302) dated 28/7/1939, 1940s-1950s
  • Ray J Wallis (2002) 1950s -1970s
  • Ron Parkinson (5078) 1980s-1990.

Marquis including Rawdon:

Seams worked:

  • Rawdon: Eureka 1/4/1985
  • Kilburn 5’ 0” (1.5m) 15/4/1977
  • Main Coal reopened 14/12/1959 2nd extraction -16/1/1989, exhaustion of economical reserves.

Manpower:

  • 1903: 274 M, E, 116 s/f
  • 1904: 288 M, E, 123 s/f
  • 1905: 288 M, E, 122 s/f
  • 1906: 223 M, E, 225 s/f
  • 1907: 320 Main, Eureka, 120 s/f

Marquis closed.
Rawdon:

  • 1909: 320 Main, Eureka, 134 s/f
  • 1912: 289 Main, Eureka, 157 s/f
  • 1914: 298 Main, Woodfield, Eureka, 246 s/f
  • 1919: 1,078 Main, Woodfield, Eureka, 442 s/f
  • 1922: 932 Main, Woodfield, Eureka, Stockings, 346 s/f
  • 1926: 723 Nether, Stockings, Woodfield, Eureka, Little, 223 s/f
  • 1931: 722 Stockings, Woodfield, Eureka, Little, 233 s/f
  • 1934: 651 u/g, 234 s/f - 604 235 s/f
  • 1941: 587 u/g, 294 s/f
  • 1943: 632 Stockings, 293 s/f

Agents:

  • George Turner 1913
  • SA Warburton (2395) 1913-1914
  • P Beaumont 1914-1940
  • John B Drinnan 1940-1945
  • William Unsworth (2391) 1945-1953

Managers:

  • SA Warburton (2395) for Reservoir also -1916
  • H Bailey (2297)
  • J Robertson (1885)
  • ER Lindley (3274)
  • WJ Asher (1259) -1934
  • Les Tagg (2561) 1934-1942
  • John Brown (3205) 1942-1944
  • Tommy Wright (3048) 1944-1945 (promoted to Sub-Area Manager)
  • William Bullough (2162) 1945-1953
  • William C Statham (3660) 1953-1956 (promoted to Sub-Area Manager)
  • Hunter C Reid (5386) 1956-1960
  • Arthur Summers (4896) 1960-1962 (promoted to Group Manager)
  • John H Northard (4954) 1962-1964 (promoted to Group Manager later Director North Derbyshire, eventually Deputy Chairman of NCB)
  • Jimmy (Malc) McPherson (5237) 1964-1971
  • W John Bond (6307) 1971-1977
  • Lol Collier (7222) 1977-1981
  • Mick E Skelding (7563) 1981-1986
  • Barry Finch (8641) 1986-1987.

Deputy Managers:

  • Alec Hindmarsh (5417) 1960-1962
  • Johnny CB Baird (4780) 1962-1963
  • Sheratt G Joyce (4827) 1963-1965
  • Ken Bradford (5553) 1965-1967 (promoted to Manager, Ellistown)
  • Mick E Skelding (7563) 1967-1971
  • Donald J Cox (7223) 1972-1978
  • W Owen Cashmore (8441)1978-

Undermanagers:

  • William Bradford (765)
  • Broadhurst (6068 / 2nd)
  • HE Whaling (2nd)
  • Vic Frodsham (2565 / 2nd) -1944
  • E Tatton (3663) 1944-1954
  • Alf H Henson (5775) 1954-1957
  • Arthur Summers (4896) 1954-1956
  • Guy Morris (5149 / 2nd) 1958-1959
  • Robert H Oldham (6368) 1959-1967
  • Derek Johnson (7696) 1967-1970
  • Lawrence (Lol) Doody 1969-1975
  • C Clamp (2nd) 1970-1973
  • Gary J Whitehouse (9722)
  • John Ashmore (10137) 1975-1987

Services:

  • W Owen Cashmore (8441) 1973-1977
  • E Les Harding (14051 / 2nd ) 1977-1987
  • Gary J Whitehouse (9722) 1983-1987.

Output and Manpower: No7 Area EMD NCB:

  • 1947: 454,453 tons, 1,030 men
  • 1948: 566,349 tons, 1,128 men
  • 1949: 592,096 tons, 1,106 men
  • 1950: 720,730 tons, 1,107 men
  • 1951: 758,421 tons, 1,129 men
  • 1952: 716,034 tons, 1,131 men
  • 1953: 762,096 tons, 1,131
  • 1954: 784,067 tons, 1,140 men
  • 1955: 788,641 tons, 1,153 men
  • 1956: 811,797 tons, 1,172 men
  • 1957: 852,323 tons,1,184 men
  • 1958: 816,068 tons, 1,198 men (max)
  • 1959: 800,682 tons, 1,177 men
  • 1960: 731,959 tons, 1,133 men
  • 1961: 725,509 tons, 1,097 men
  • 1962: 870,544 tons, 1,133 men
  • 1963: 895,512 tons, 1,126 men
  • 1964/65: 1,039,018 (max) 1,135 men
  • 1965/66: 948,269 tons, 1,134 men
  • 1966/67: 805,456 tons, 1,126 men

South Midlands Area:

  • 1967/68: 727,305 tons, 1,08 men
  • 1968/69: 561,875 tons, 1,120 men
  • 1969/70: 549,376 tons, 1,097men
  • 1970/71: 737,492 tons, 1,072 men
  • 1971/72: 558,716 tons, 1,059, strike
  • 1972/73: 618,496 tons, 1,004 men
  • 1973/74: 481,036 tons, 964 men, strike
  • 1974/75: 608,205 tons, 980 men
  • 1975/76: 521,781 tons, 1,090 men
  • 1976/77: 476,797 tons, 1,054 men
  • 1977/78: 521,528 tonnes, 1,117 men
  • 1978/79: 518,625 tonnes, 1,105 men
  • 1979/80: 555,802 tonnes, 1,099 men
  • 1980/81: 440,216 tonnes, 1,130 men
  • 1981/82: 539,039 tonnes, 1,080 men
  • 1982/83: 613,051 tonnes, 1,065 men
  • 1983/84: 532,049 tonnes, 1,018 men
  • 1984/85: 349,371 tonnes, 998 men, strike year
    Merged with Measham

Donisthorpe/Measham:

  • 1985/86: 541,745 tonnes, 1,191 men

British Coal: Measham closed, merged with Rawdon
Donisthorpe / Rawdon
: 1986/87: 836,979 tonnes, 1,655 men (max)

  • 1987/88: 1,073,972 tonnes (max), 1,379 men

Central Area:

  • 1988/89: 1,056,300 tonnes, 1,221 men.
  • Combine closed in 1990.

Seams worked

  • Donisthorpe: Main second extraction -16/1/1989
  • Kilburn 17/3/1989
  • Little Woodfield -7/7/1989
  • Lower Main 2/3/1990
  • Woodfield -20/1/1990
  • Stockings 191/2/1990

Managers:Alan Hawkins (10760) -1990.

Fatal Accidents: see reference earlier.