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1993 - Page 25


Bevercotes Closed 1993, After 36 Years
- Continued -

An auto-degassing chamber was developed at Bevercotes after 1990 power failure in the area due to snow storms.

A proto-type 25mph NCB / Clayton 3 carriages on bogies, 24 seater unit train (MRDE 1982), with driving cabs at both ends went from pit bottom in 1983.

Parkgate Seam Panels: Parkgate Pit Bottom June 1958

  • Loco
    Battery Loco Manrider
    1s North West head out, faults, abandoned after 10m advance, headed forward, re-opened after 100m, Feb 1961 – Nov 1961, short run
  • 3s North West June 1961 – Dec 1961, short run
  • Many roads and cross cuts in shaft pillar, North East 1958 – 59
  • South East 1960, North West 1960-64
  • 1972 - 74
  • 7s South West Dec 1967 – July 1968, short run
  • Heads continued forward South West LH Mar 1973, RH May 1972
  • 5s North East Mar 1967 – July 1968, stopped at fault, headed forward
  • 7s South West head, abandoned 20 Sep1974
  • Blocking out, 7s LH head, off 3s LH head North East Dec 1970
  • 3s L H head North West finished Jan 1971
  • 3s LH head finished Oct 1971
  • 3s Middle North West finished Apr 1971
  • 10s RH head North, turn North East for 90s, thirl back through faults May 1971
  • Cross gate South West Mar 1970
  • 91s South East off 90s Oct 1976
  • Heads South East Mar 1976 – Sep 1976
  • 90s North East off 10s heads, Apr 1975 – Apr 1974
  • 90s heads forward North East 1975 – 1976, back thirl RH gate Oct 1976
  • Head to Deep Soft North East, turn to North abandoned Aug 1976
  • Blocking out beyond 1s to North West
  • Drifts up to Top Hard and Low Waterloo – Dec 1976 (2nd Ell, passed through Joan seam and Deep Soft, heads also to North East)
  • 92s North West off 90s, May 1977 – Feb 1981
  • Boreholes off RH gate, no fault found
  • 93s Retreat North West May 1979 – Jan 1980, slow start, short run
  • 71s off North East heads May 1979 – Nov 1980, short run, slow advance at finish, short face line
  • 96s North West Mar 1980 – Aug 1984
  • 100s July 1982 – July 1983, fault RH gate, shortened down Jan 1983, shortened again Apr 1983, slow advance, short run
  • 49s Retreat South East off 5s forward heads North East, May 1982 – Mar 1983, short run, turned face parallel to 5s, extended heads North East
  • 94s North West June 1984 – June 1986
  • 98s Retreat South East Feb 1985 – July 1986, short run
  • Z panels - 51s off 9s heads North East July 1971 – July 1972
  • 53s South East off 9s heads, July 1972 – Aug 1973
  • 55s South East off 9s heads, Sep 1973 – Feb 1975
  • 50s South East off North East heads Mar 1981 – June 1982
  • 52s Retreat, North West Nov 1977 –Sep 1978
  • 54s Retreat North West Sep 1974 – Sep 1975, snickets to 52s LH from RH gate
  • 56s South East Sep 1971 – Oct 1973
  • 58s South East Sep 1976 – June 1979
  • 57s South East Jan 1975 – slow from Sep 1976, finished Oct 1976
  • 59s South East Mar 1976 – Nov 1977
  • 61s North West off North East heads ( finished Jan 1970) June 1979 – Apr 1981
  • Heading off North East heads
  • 91s North West Mar 1975 – May 1975, abandoned, borehole to prove fault
  • 97s Retreat North West July 1983 – Aug 1984, short run
  • 91s South East spin face – Mar 1977, heading North off LH gate – Apr 1978, fault
  • 93s head North West off North East head ( finished Nov 1975) finished July 1976, faults from Mar 1976, short drivage
  • 99sA single entry, app 60m face – Jan 1986
  • Drop back head North East, finished at faults Mar 1976
  • Face start off this head Jan 1987 – Apr 1984, abandoned
  • 99s LH gate South East Feb 1984 abandoned May 1986
  • 10s RH turn Sep 1983, North East in drifts, finished Oct 1983, borehole
  • Head into Blackshale seam (coal 4”, dirt 5”, coal 9”, dirt 11”, coal 31”), South East off East Plane road
  • 7s LH head South West Deep Soft abandoned Sep 1974.

Deep Soft Seam Panels:

  • 201s North West Dec 1987 Oct 1989
  • 205s North West May 1986 Oct 1987
  • 207s Retreat, South East, Jan 1990 Oct 1991
  • 210s South West Aug 1991 Mar 1992. Section: mudstone roof, coal 36 cms, mud 13 cms, coal 92cms.
  • South West development heads finished Sep 1974

Low Waterloo Panels:

  • 101s South East, Mar 1987-Feb 1988
  • 104s North East, June 1988-Nov 1990
  • 102s North East, Dec 1991-Oct 1992
    Section: mudstone, coal, seatearth, section worked: coal 68 cms, mudstone 8 cms, coal 50 cms, seat earth 20 cms

Kents Thick Seam Panels:

  • Access roads from Top Hard seam. One exploratory face.
  • 300s North East July 1989 Oct 1991 Swilley with thick coal running North West to South East, Oct 1990 May 1991
  • Development heading North East off Top Hard, turn North, stopped Dec 1990. 600 gallons of water pumped per day.
    Section: mudstone roof, coal 50cm, dirt 4, coal 55 cms, seat earth.

Top Hard Seam Panels:

  • 1s N Aug 1978–Sep 1985, 3 abandoned Sep 1974
  • 7s LH head though fault, Mar 1974, stone drivage to centre gates headed forward 1987, 1990 and 1991
  • Heads into Deep Soft 1978-1980 W and South West, cross measures drifts through shaft pillar
  • 2s LG head E May 1979 off 1s
  • 2s Retreat E Jan 1981 – Sep 1982, slow advance
  • New pit bottom at Waterloo horizon 1981 – 82
  • 6s E Feb 1983 – June 1985, swilley crossed face with thick coal North East Sep 1983 – Oct 1984
  • 3s North West Oct 1985 – Oct 1988
  • 8s Retreat W Nov 1988 – Oct 1989, using 10s RH gate
  • 10s E May 1985 – May 1987
  • 14s RH head May 1987 – Jan 1987 abandoned
  • 1in5 drift to Kents Thick from 1s Dec 1987 – Oct 1988
  • 7sA Retreat Sep 1989 – Apr 1990, dev started Dec 1987
  • Dev W and W to South East
  • 7s W Dec 1987 – Mar 1989 to North West
  • North West off 1s LH Centre gate
  • 5s dev for Retreat, but only headings Oct 1987 – Dec 1988, face line Dec 1989 – Mar 1990, abandoned
  • V R head Dec 1988 – Feb 1989 proving boreholes forward, abandoned, 2 ventilation boreholes down
  • Heading Jan 1993 – Apr 1993 abandoned
  • Head off 1s RH gate Dec 1990 from 1in5 drift June 1990 – Apr 1993, abandoned
  • 9s RH Loader gate W Jan 1991 -
  • 9s – Feb 1993.

Tonnage and Manpower NCB: No3 Area EMD:

  • 1958: Parkgate 2,047 tons, 252 men
  • 1959: 420 tons, 309 men
  • 1960: 359 tons, 454 men
  • 1961: 116,377 tons, 527 men
  • 1962: nil tons, 199 men, shaft repairs, 177 men
  • 1963/64: nil tons, 180 men, shaft repairs
  • 1964/65: re-start coaling, 654 tons, 259 men
  • 1965/66: 1,129 tons, 353 men
  • 1966/67: 7,735 tons, 372 men
  • 1967/68: North Nottinghamshire Area: 124,685 tons, 670 men
  • 1968/69: major problems, blocking out for Z system of working, 33,770 tons, 715 men
  • 1969/70: 11,025 tons, 618 men
  • 1970/71: 28,150 tons, 580 men
  • 1971/72: 357,345 tons, 752 men
  • 1972/73: 760,737 tons, 859 men
  • 1973/74: 464,732 tons, 858 men
  • 1974/75: 568,275 tons, 844 men
  • 1975/76: 601,514 tons, 979 men
  • 1976/77: 622,211 tons, 1,075 men (loss £100,000)
  • 1977/78: 765,159 tonnes, (753,072 tons), 1,125 men (profit £2.668m)
  • 1978/79: 845,393 tonnes, 1,226 men (profit £1.816m)
  • 1979/80: 831,450 tonnes, 1,326 men (profit £1.921m)
  • 1980/81: 799,600 tonnes, 1,444 men (max) (profit £478,000)
  • 1981/82: 882,630 tonnes, 1,443 men
  • 1982/83: 876,400 tonnes, 1,443 men (loss £515,000)
  • 1983/84: 950,000 tonnes, 1,384 men (profit £3.819m)
  • 1984/85: 698,302 tonnes, 1,312 men (loss £4.035m)
  • 1985/86: 1,041,400 tonnes, (first 1 million tonnes) 1,335 men (profit £7.014m)
  • 1986/87: British Coal: 816,600 tonnes, 1,234 men (loss £6.391m)
  • 1987/88: 1,066,500 tonnes, 1,126 men
  • 1988/89: 1,361,000 tonnes (max), 1,058 men (profit £3.700m)
  • 1989/90: 1,280,600 tonnes, app 1,000 men
  • 1990/91: 826,900 tonnes, app 950 men
  • 1991/92: 1,270,000 tonnes, 807 men down to 673 u/g, 117 s/f plus 87 under officials and 36 WPIS
  • 1992/93: 806,200 tonnes, 634 men. Coal face workers 189, Development 43, Roads 34, Salvage 42, Others 568, Surface 14.

 

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