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Book 8 The 21st Century


Chimneys
2010

  2010 Pages 

2010 - Page 4


Welbeck Closed After 95 Years

- Continued -

Tonnage and Manpower NCB: No3 Area EMD:

  • 1947: Top Hard 599,927 tons, underground and surface 1,447 men
  • 1948: 653,505 tons, Top Hard u/g 1,164, s/f 394, 1,588 men total
  • 1949: 747,079 tons, 1,603 men
  • 1950: 743,312 tons, 1,557 men
  • 1951: 777,632 tons, 1,608 men
  • 1952: 814,394 tons, 1,613 men
  • 1953: 822,464 tons, 1,633 men
  • 1954: 785,087 tons, 1,644 men max
  • 1955: 739,400 tons, 1,627 men
  • 1956: 825,153 tons, 1,594 men
  • 1957: 890,343 tons, 1,621 men
  • 1958: 916,989 tons, 1,622 men
  • 1959: 864,265 tons, 1,595 men
  • 1960: 864,606 tons, 1,539 men
  • 1961: 925,315 tons, 1,504 men
  • 1962: 947,289 tons, 1,550 men
  • 1963: 1,003,456 tons, 1,534 men
  • 1963/64: 1,028,889 tons, 1,524 men
  • 1964/65: 990,876 tons, 1,475 men
  • 1965/66: 993,108 tons, 1,407 men
  • 1966/67: 946,120 tons, 1,316 men

North Nottinghamshire Area: 1967/68: 1,070,630 tons, 1,355 men

  • 1968/69: 1,161,431 tons, 1,351 men
  • 1969/70: 1,096,807 tons, 1,344 men
  • 1970/71: 1,131,730 tons, 1,333 men
  • 1971/72: 896,218 tons, 1,331 men
  • 1972/73: 1,042,210 tons, 1,316 men
  • 1973/74: 895,475 tons, 1,274 men
  • 1974/75: 1,029,081 tons, 1,253 men
  • 1975/76: 1,104,320 tons, 1,267 men
  • 1976/77: 1,055,035 tons, 1,278 men
  • 1977/78: 1,106,753 tons, (1,124,516 tonnes), 1,293 men
  • 1978/79: 1,087,111 tonnes, 1,332 men
  • 1979/80: 1,095,356 tonnes, 1,361 men
  • 1980/81: 1,158,680 tonnes, 1,405 men
  • 1981/82: 1,155,892 tonnes, 1,378 men
  • 1982/83: 1,075,122 tonnes, 1,364 men
  • 1983/84: 1,123,454 tonnes, 1,309 men (profit £10.141m)
  • 1984/85: Top Hard and Deep Soft 832,182 tonnes, 1,271 men (profit £782,000)

1985/86: British Coal: 1,194,486 tonnes, TH, Deep Soft, 1,255 men (profit £12.099m)

  • 1986/87: 1,220,790 tonnes, TH, DS, 1,189 men (profit £10.326m)
  • 1987/88: 1,211,273 tonnes, TH, DS, 1,075 men (profit £7.224m)
  • 1988/89: 1,302,191 tonnes, TH, DS, 1,027 men (profit £8.633m)
  • 1989/90: 1,537,700 tonnes, TH, DS, 1,015 men
  • 1990/91: 1,504,800 tonnes, app 1,015 men
  • 1991/92: 1,573,900 tonnes, 1,006 men
  • Coal face workers 140, Development 128, Roads 89, Salvage 41, Others 594, Surface 140 plus 105 under officials and 42 WPIS. 1992/93: Top Hard, Deep Soft and Parkgate 1,650,000 tonnes, app 980 men
  • 1993/94: TH,DS,PG 1,755,700 tonnes, 783 men and at 20th November 1993 there were 655 u/g, 105 s/f plus 48 contractors u/g, 47 s/f and 79 under officials and 40 WPIS

1995: RJB Mining: Top Hard abandoned, Deep Soft abandoned

  • Aug 1995, Parkgate, 1,807,100 tonnes, 708 men
  • 1996: 1,880,000 tonnes max, PG, 659 men
  • 1997: 1,440,500 tonnes, PG, 628 men
  • 1998: 1,554,500 tonnes, PG, 545 men
  • 1999: 1,191,233 tonnes, PG, 521men
  • 2000: 1,400,000 tonnes PG
  • 2001: UK Coal 1st May 2001: The mine continued to produce around 1.6m tonnes per year with a continuing decline in numbers of men employed, as the method of working changed to full retreat mining, usually one face only which was worked to full capacity.
  • 2002: PG, 1.7m tonnes
  • 2003: PG, 1.6m tonnes, 504 men
  • 2004: Parkgate, Deep Soft reopened 879,947 tonnes
  • 2005: Parkgate abandoned, Deep Soft app 1.0m tonnes
  • 2006: DS 1.2m tonnes (operating cost £44.9m)
  • 2007: DS app 1.0m tonnes (operating cost £49.4m)
  • 2008: DS 0.9m tonnes
  • 2009: Deep Soft 0.8m tonnes app, seam split, poor face conditions
  • 2010: Last face DS243s, finished 12th May 2010, total manpower 410 men. Plus 0.5m tonnes
  • Last face DS243s, finished 12th May 2010, total manpower 410 men. Plus 1m ton

Agents:

  • Capt Percival Muschamp Agent 1912-1935
  • EW Percy Muschamp JP (980) Mining Agent 1935-1942
  • FJ Aspinall (857) Agent 1945-1948
  • Charlie W Ringham (2199) No2 Sub-Area Agent 1950-1953
  • Ossie T Storrs (2535) Agent 1953-1955 then transferred to Area Safety Engineer, Edwinstowe HQ -1968).

Sub-Area Managers / Group Managers / Production Managers: NCB No3 Area:

  • John A Hayes (2352) No2 Sub-Area Manager 1948-1950
  • Alfred E Naylor (1928) No2 Sub-Area Manager 1951-1952
  • George H Keverne (3333) No2 Sub-Area Manager then Group Manager 1952-1963
  • Charlie W Ringham (2199) No2 Group Manager 1963-1966
  • TJ Robert (Bob) Sales (5516) Group Manager 1966-1967

North Nottinghamshire Area:

  • Ray Gregory (4354) Production Manager 1967-1986
  • Terry E Wheatley (8348) Production Manager, promoted to Assistant Director Wales Group, then Director Wales and Midlands Group
  • J Geoff Illsley (8107) 1987-1990.

Group Business Manager (UK Coal): Phil Garner.

Managers for Welbeck: New Hucknall Colliery Co:

  • Henry Holt (1463) Manager for new sinking (transferred from New Hucknall, transferred to Annesley) 1912-1926
  • E Percy W Muschamp (980) Manager (transferred from Annesley) 1926-1935
  • John Platt (307) Manager (transferred from Annesley) 1935-1942
  • Ossie T Storrs Manager (2535) 1942-1953 (transferred from Annesley, promoted to Agent for Warsop and Welbeck, transferred to Area HQ Safety Engineer 1955),

NCB:

  • John K Walker (4319) Manager 1953-1956
  • Jack E Wood (4395) Manager 1956-1958 (previously Manager Madeley (Leycett) West Midlands 1951, transferred to Agent Manager Rufford 1958-1960, promoted to Group Manager, then Deputy Area Production Manager (Ops), Production Manager South Nottinghamshire 1967, later CME South Midlands Area for a short period, Deputy Director (Mining) then Area Director South Nottinghamshire 1972, then Director Doncaster Area 1974 and finally Director North Nottinghamshire -1985)
  • Len Wright (4456) Agent Manager 1958-1963 (transferred from Rufford, left to NUM Mining Engineer, later President of Nottinghamshire Area NUM)
  • Wilf Barrett (5393) Agent Manager 1963-1968 then General Manager 1968-1969 (promoted from Deputy Manager, transferred to Rufford)
  • John CH Longden (9134) 1969-1976 (General Manager promoted from Deputy Manager, promoted to Senior Mining Engineer (Mine Planning and Survey) North Nottinghamshire Area, later Chief Mining Engineer South Midlands Area, Deputy Director and later Director South Midlands then Nottinghamshire Group)
  • J Geoff Illsley (8107) 1976-1985 (General Manager promoted from Manager Tilmanstone, Kent, previously Deputy Manager -1970, Undermanager Desford, promoted to Production Manager 1985-1986, later CME)

British Coal:

  • Richard J Dalton (10661) 1986-1988 (General Manager promoted from Deputy Manager), left industry to run own business
  • Steve J Parkin (11138) 1988-1992 (General Manager transferred from Silverhill, transferred to Harworth)
  • David J Moult (11244) 1992-1996 General Manager (transferred from Rufford, left industry to be Global Marketing Manager for Pittsburgh-based Joy Mining machinery in North America)

RJB Mining 1995:

  • Robert (Bob) J Hallam (11252) 1996-1998 General Manager (transferred from Calverton, transferred to Maltby)

UK Coal

  • Glen S Britton (11..?) 1998-2004 1st May 2001 (promoted from Deputy Manager Thoresby), left the company
  • Jim A Daykin (11...) (transferred from Riccall, previously Manager Stillingfleet, and before that Senior Undermanager at Thoresby) Mar 2004-Jan 2005, left the company (appointed Manager at Caphouse, the National Mining Museum near Wakefield, to succeed Erwin Bottomley (Manager there for 20 years), from 1st Feb 2006-2007)
  • Keith Williams (11489) Jan 2005-April 2005 (transferred from closed Gascoigne Wood adits and main coal prep for Selby Coalfield, closed Oct 2004) (previously Manager Bilsthorpe, and then Daw Mill)
  • Derek Main (11650) (aged 45) May 2005- (promoted from Deputy Manager Maltby colliery South Yorks) - Jan 2010, (transferred to Thoresby)
  • Geoff Mountain (11417) (aged 62) (transferred from Harworth) Jan 2010-2011. He had been Manager at Dearne Valley, Houghton Main, Rossington, Goldthorpe and Point of Ayr previously).

Deputy Managers:

  • Wilf Barrett (5393) 1959-1963 (promoted from Undermanager, promoted to Manager)
  • William Foster (6008) 1963-1968
  • John CH Longden (9134) 1968-1969 (promoted from Clipstone, promoted to Manager)
  • Bernard A Charles (4923) 1969-1970 (promoted from Undermanager, transferred back again)
  • Jim GE Cannon (7674) 1970-1973 (transferred from Deputy Manager Creswell, transferred to HQ Safety dept)
  • Terry E Wheatley (8348) 1973-1974 (transferred from Deputy Manager Silverhill, promoted to General Manager Thoresby)
  • Philip W Wood 1975-1979 (7896) (promoted from Undermanager Thoresby, promoted to Manager Sutton, then Sherwood, finally Newstead at closure)
  • Mick Hopkinson (9390) 1979-1984 (transferred from Deputy Manager Sutton, left to HMI) died 2005
  • Richard J Dalton (10661) 1984-1985 (promoted from Undermanager Sherwood, promoted to Manager)
  • Gordon C Harris (11100) 1986- (promoted from Undermanager, promoted to Manager Asfordby, later to Mines Rescue Station)
  • Roger H Smith (11153) 1989-1995 (promoted from Undermanager)
  • Paul H White (10798) 1989- (promoted from Assistant Manager, transferred from Deputy Manager Services to Deputy Manager Operations Dec 1995)

Assistant Managers:

  • Chris Bollans (2nd) 1956- 1969
  • Roy Stubbs (8193) 1969-1976 (promoted from Undermanager Thoresby, then transferred to North Nottinghamshire HQ Safety dept and later Area Safety Engineer North Nottinghamshire Oct 1976 and then Area Planning Engineer, Nottinghamshire Area) d 2011
  • John S Wilson (9) 1976-1980 (left to ICI explosives)
  • George E Bye (9752) 1980-1986 (promoted from Harworth)
  • Paul H White (10798) 1986-1989 (promoted from Undermanager Blidworth, promoted to Deputy Manager).UK Coal 1st May 2001
  • Stevie Davidson 2005-2006
  • Terry Davison 2006-2010 (transferred to Kellingley)

Shift Manager:

  • Ian Webb (11...) 2002-2010 (transferred to Daw Mill).