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Book 8 The 21st Century


Chimneys
2010

  2010 Pages 

2010 - Page 3


Welbeck Closed After 95 Years

- Continued -

Harworth Power spent 2m building 2 surface generators to burn firedamp gas and turn it into electricity. Welbeck sold the gas to the company subsidiary and then bought back the electricity at a reduced price.

Top Hard Stall and panel numbers:

  • 13s West 1916-1935
  • 13s North West
  • East 1916-
  • East 1919-1927
  • East 1924-1927
  • 1s North 1917-
  • North - 1924 and 1927
  • South district -1927 and 1928 and 1929
  • 17s East -1930
  • 17s West met 1934 and 1936
  • West -1936
  • 71s East 1930-1932
  • 9s East -1932
  • 4s East -1934
  • North 1934
  • 10s S 1934-1935, short
  • East -1937
  • West -1938

Panels: 40s North 1934-1943

  • 4s North -1934
  • 7s East 1939-
  • 14s East 1941-1946
  • 42s South East 1953-
  • 26s South East 1942-
  • 8A 1944-1945 stood, 1944-1951
  • 5s North West 1944-1946
  • 4s North East turn R 1953
  • 26s North East -1944
  • 58s South East
  • 15s South West 1945
  • 29s North East 1944-1946
  • 22s South East 1945-1950
  • 5s North West 1946-
  • 15s South West 1947-
  • 1s North -1947
  • 24s North -1946
  • 11s East 1946 1949
  • 11s South -1950
  • 17s North West 1947-1947
  • 26s North East -1948, cont'd 1949 and 1951
  • 28s South East -1948
  • 26s South East -1948
  • 7s South East 1948-1949
  • 4s North East 1948- dropped LHS
  • North West 1950-1954
  • 23s South East 1951-1953
  • 26s South East 1951-1953, Thoresby connection No3 1958
  • 24s North East 1952-1953
  • 3s South East 1952 a, b, c 1955
  • 46s South West -1954
  • West 1950-1952
  • 17s South East 1953-
  • North East -1953
  • 26s South East -1953, Thoresby connection No1 1in4 drift to 1954 workings
  • 27s South East -1954
  • 29s North East 1954-1954
  • 17s South East 1954-1960, slow
  • 2s South East 1950-1955
  • 20s North West 1955-1959
  • 18s North West
  • 5s South East 1953-1955
  • North West -1955
  • 5s South East 1955-
  • 7s South East 1955-
  • 24s South East 1955-1956
  • 28s South East -1956
  • 6s South East 1956-
  • 7s E/SE -1956
  • 23s South East 1957-
  • 26s South East 1957-
  • 30s South East -1957
  • Thoresby connection No2 1957
  • 1s North East 1957-
  • 16s North West -1957
  • 4s South East -1958
  • 20s North West -1959
  • 11s South West 1958-1959
  • 34s South 1959-
  • 32s North West 1959-1962
  • 1s North East long
  • 4s North East long
  • 26s South East -1960, Thoresby connection No4 1960-61
  • 32s North West Mar 1959-
  • 36s North West 1960-1962
  • 44s North West 1962-1964
  • 38s South East 1961-
  • 8s South East 1962-
  • 33s North West 1962-1968
  • 40s 1962-1962
  • 6s South East -1963
  • 31s North West -1963
  • 42s South East 1963-1965
  • 8s South East -1965
  • 46s South East 1964-
  • 10s South East 1964-
  • 48s North West 1965-1967
  • 54s South East 1966
  • 15s North East -1966
  • 58s South East 1966-1969
  • 10s East/SE -1968
  • 35s North West -1968
  • 52s South East -1968
  • 37s North West 1968-
  • 69s North West 1969-1971
  • 15s North East 1969- June 1973
  • 39s North West 1970 -1973
  • 37s North West -1970
  • 56s North West 1970-1971
  • 51s South East 1970-1974
  • 72s North West 1971-1973
  • 41s North West 1972-
  • 71s South East 1972-1975
  • 74s North West Mar 1974-Oct 1976, boundary
  • 77s South East 1974-1976
  • 41s North West -1975
  • 73s South East Sep 1975-1977
  • 43s North West 1975 -1979
  • 82s North West face head stopped 1975
  • 53s South East 1976-1978
  • 34s South East 1962 stopped, head to R 1978
  • 79s South East June 1977-1979
  • 75s North West R 1978-1979
  • 84s North West 1978-81, stopped at boundary to Manton
  • 15s II 1978-1979 slow
  • 15s III Dec 1977-Jan 1980
  • 78s North West Aug 1976-Jan 1979
  • 76s North West short 1979-1981
  • 9s South East 1979-
  • 82s South East 1982 not worked
  • 86s North West Dec 1981 Mar 1985, slow from Mar 1983
  • 9s South East Aug 1981, worked to app 20m to 32s North West finished Oct 1962
  • 78s North West 1979-1981
  • 80s North West Sep 1981-Dec 1983, shortening down at RH side due to faulting
  • 102s South West 1981-1983
  • 104s South West 1983-1985
  • 105s South West 1985-1986
  • 88s Retreat South East June 1988-Dec 1989, stopped short of old face head abandoned in 1978
  • 87s heads South East for retreat, 1991, turn left, turn right, through fault, face head abandoned 1992
  • 90s North West Dec 1983-Feb 1987 through Manton boundary line
  • Heading North East to Manton boundary July 1982-Sep 1983
  • 85s South East Dec 1986-July 1988
  • 84s North West Dec 1978-Oct 1981, stopped at Manton boundary
  • 82s face head abandoned Apr 1975
  • 76s North West Aug 1979-Aug 1981, slow from Nov 1980
  • 77s South East Dec 1974-
  • 75s Retreat Oct 1979
  • 72s North West Dec 1971-Nov 1973
  • 40s North West Sep 1962-Apr 1966
  • 56s North West Mar 1970-Dec 1971, shortened down at RH side
  • 68s July 1967-Apr 1969
  • 69s Sep 1969-Apr 1971
  • 72s North West Nov 1973
  • 4s South East along boundary shortened at RH gate Apr 1958
  • 6s South East Jan 1963
  • 8s South East Oct 1965
  • 7s South East almost touched 36s North West Nov 1962
  • 44s North West Dec 1964
  • 48s North West July 1967
  • 40s North West Sep 1962-
  • 51s South East July 1970-
  • 42s South East Mar 1963
  • 58s South East Aug 1966-
  • 76s North East Jan 1977
  • 83s South East 1982-Dec 1985, slow from Mar 1985
  • 91s South East Feb 1985-Nov 1987, slow from Dec 1986
  • 94s South East Sep 1986-Feb 1989, stopped at Manton boundary
  • 92s Retreat South East Oct 1989 May 1991
  • 89s Retreat North West Mar 1991-May 1992.
    Methane (Firedamp) drainage practised on 9s, 10s, 15s (II), 15s (III), 31s, 33s, 34s, 37s, 38s 39s, 41s, 42s, 43s, 44s, 51s, 52s, 53s, 56s, 58s, 68s, 69s, 71s, 72s, 73s, 74s, 76s, 77s, 78s, 79s, 80s, 83s, 84s, 85s, 86s, 88s, 89s, 90s, 91s, 102s, 104s, 105s.
    Top Hard seam abandoned May 1992.

Deep Soft panels: Drifts from pit bottom area 1987,

  • 200s July 1989-Feb 1991
  • 201s Aug 1985-July 1987 and re-head 201s II Jan 1989-Apr 1990
  • 203s June 1987-June 1989
  • 204s Retreat Sep 1991-Feb 1992
  • 205s Retreat Feb 1990-June 1991
  • 206s Retreat Oct 1993-Mar 1994
  • 207s Retreat Oct 2005-May 2006
  • 209s Retreat Mar 2007-Nov 2007
  • 211s Advance Feb 1991-Sep 1992
  • 214s Retreat June 1992-Jan 1993
  • 215s Retreat Jan 1993-Oct 1993
  • 217s Jan 1995-Aug 1995
  • 219s Advance June 2004-Mar 2006
  • 240s Retreat Oct 2008-
  • 242s Retreat Mar 2008-Oct 2008
  • 244s Retreat July 2000-May 2001
  • 221s Retreat planned to finish Mar 2009
  • 243s planned 2009 but due to bad work lasted out until 12th May 2010. Methane drainage practised on all panels. 19 panels worked in total.

Parkgate panels: Headings and drifts from pit bottom 1989-1991.

  • 300s Sep 1992-Jan 1994
  • 301s Retreat Aug 1995-Feb 1996
  • 302s Retreat Jan 1994-Dec 1994
  • 303s Retreat Oct 1996- Oct 1997
  • 304s Retreat Jan 1996-Jan 1997
  • 305s Retreat Mar 1998-Nov 1998
  • 306s Retreat Aug 1997-May 1998
  • 307s Retreat Mar 2001-Oct 2001
  • 308s Retreat Nov 1998-May 1999
  • 309s Retreat Sep 2000-Apr 2001
  • 310s Retreat Sep 2001-Feb 2003
  • 311s Retreat May 1999-Feb 2000
  • 312s Retreat Jan 2003-June 2004
  • 314s headings stopped Oct 2003, 2.5m fault on face head
  • 315s Retreat Feb 2000-Oct 2000
  • A-B Jan 2005-Sep 2005
  • Parkgate seam abandoned Sep 2005. 40m deep vertical bunker sunk at bottom of drifts. Methane drainage practised on all panels. 15 panels worked in total.

Manpower 1913-45: New Hucknall Colliery Co:

  • 1912: Preparation
  • 1913 142 sinking, 133 s/f
  • 1914: 176 sinking, 143 s/f
  • 1915: start production, Top Hard 475 u/g, 172 s/f
  • 1916: 973 u/g, 240 s/f
  • 1917: 1,456 u/g, 341 s/f
  • 1918: 1,556 u/g, 445 s/f
  • 1919: 1,797 u/g, 501 s/f
  • 1920: 1,919 u/g, 509 s/f
  • 1921: 1,074 u/g, 293 s/f
  • 1922: 1,454 u/g, 316 s/f
  • 1923: 1,590 u/g, 331 s/f
  • 1924: 1,603 u/g, 342 s/f
  • 1925: 1,703 u/g, 360 s/f
  • 1926: 1,558 u/g, 351 s/f
  • 1927: 1,703 u/g, 427 s/f, (2,130 max)
  • 1928: 1,160 u/g, 365 s/f, (1,525)
  • 1929: 1,143 u/g, 362 s/f, (1,505)
  • 1930: 1,113 u/g, 423 s/f, (1,536)
  • 1931: 1,198 u/g, 407 s/f
  • 1932: 1,226 u/g, 404 s/f
  • 1933: 1,226 u/g, 405 s/f, (1,631)
  • 1934: 1,246 u/g, 407 s/f
  • 1935: 1,168 u/g, 400 s/f, (1,568)
  • 1936: 1,969 u/g, 372 s/f
  • 1937: 1,151 u/g. 393 s/f
  • 1938: 1,151 u/g, 399 s/f
  • 1939: 1,165 u/g, 386 s/f
  • 1940: 1,185 u/g, 380 s/f, (1,565)
  • 1941: 1,113 u/g, 391 s/f
  • 1942: 1,108 u/g, 404 s/f
  • 1943: 1,086 u/g, 396 s/f
  • 1944: 1,141 u/g, 397 s/f
  • 1945: 1,124 u/g, 393 s/f, (1,517)
  • NH and B Collieries Ltd 1946: Top Hard coalface men 473, e.b.g. (elsewhere below ground) 582, surface 364, total men and boys 1,419.