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Surveying Jobs - Feb 1960

No4 Sub-Area, No4 Area, East Midlands Division, NCB from 1st January 1947

Book 2 - Page 1

First Assistant Surveyor

Mon 1 and Tues 2 … Off
Wed 3 … Office … Waterloo tonnages. Estimate of fillers. Prints. Monthly book etc. Section sheets and book. Plan report book
Thurs 4 … Office … Plotted 60s abandonment on all scales. 60s levels and contours. Plotted theodolite stations on 50s and 60s
Fri 5 … Technical College … paid exam fee … £1 18s 6d

Sat 6 … U/g … Details in No2 shaft and sump … HQ Tunnelling team (Saturday) … 6 men (BTB, RB, BB, Jim Davies, draughtsman, Les Parker and Brian Halliwell previously Surveyor at Bevercotes.

Mon 8 … Office … Progress and Sutton progress. 60s levels into copy book. 1in4 drift from Dunsil to Waterloo plotted. Overlays. Surface on Dunsil 43/5060. Mr J Frith’s Wall plan 1/5000

Tues 9 … U/g … Check levelling 1s DG … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Wed 10 … U/g … Accident measures for Bill Marriott at 90s overcast on South Paddy Road … (self RB* plus Safety Officer Fred Daft) … plotted same … he sat in newly opened South manrider facing uphill and being tall struck his head on a low girder of the overcast. Manriding was stopped for some time … he was not popular!

Thurs 11 … Office … Estimate of fillers. Contours for Waterloo workings changed on all scales

Fri 12 … Technical College … although I was now qualified I was allowed to carry on to take the HNC exam and also to keep the class number up to 6 persons.

Mon 15 … Estimate of coal fillers and Waterloo tonnage and sheets. Amended Civil Defence print to date

Tues 16 … U/g … 1s Waterloo LH and 1s DG dial survey and measuring, 2s heading thirled. Line established new 20s RH … 5 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH, JG)

Wed 17 … Office … Worked out number of metres traversed in 1959 for Levelling, theodolite and dial. 1s panel plotted.
Surface … Information collecting for Civil Defence plan (RB*)

Thurs 18 … Surface… information for Civil Defence … 6 staff (BTB, RB, Fred Daft Safety Officer, Mod Jones Fire Officer, Johnny Morris Head Electrician, Alan Vardy Ventilation Officer)

Fri 19 … Technical College … Weiss Quadrilateral and Weisbach triangles correlation

Mon 22 … Office … Progress. Accident sketch for tension end on 60s DG. Roadway support figures for Divisional Method study

Mon 22 … Surface … Office … continued with Civil Defence areas.

Tues 23 … Surface … continued with Civil Defence measures … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Tues 23 … Office … calculated areas

Wed 24 … Surface … continued with Civil Defence measures … 2 men (RB*, Alan Vardy)

Thurs 25 … Office … R & FF two new negatives

Fri 26 … Technical College

Mon 29 … Office … Estimate of coal fillers. Waterloo tonnage. Monthly progress. Section books. R & FF negatives. Colouring Fatal accident plans for Silverhill … again… why me? Dates of workings in Sutton Low Main and Deep Hard under Meden Bank for MR R Mettam Assistant Chief Surveyor.

Mar 1960

Colin Burlinson (CB), left to Area HQ, David Renshaw to First Assistant at Sutton from Kirkby and Geoff Austin transferred from Sutton to Silverhill

Tues 1 … U/g … Measured 1s Waterloo ripping lip and shotfiring pattern … 2 men (RB*, JG)

Tues 1 … Office … R & FF negative for Waterloo and info

Wed 2 … Office … Plotting ripping lip and tracing for Area HQ. Reduced Dunsil and Waterloo workings from 6 inches to a mile to 1/25,000. Traced same on R & FF negatives

Thurs 3 … U/g … 30s DG theodolite angling (9 sets) … 3 men (RB*, BB, JG)

Fri 4 … Technical College

Mon 7 … Office … Progress. R & FF negatives

Tues 8 … U/g … 30s DG string catenary measuring … 4 men (BTB, RB, JW, BB)

Wed 9 … Office … Calculated survey. Re-plotted 30s

Wed 9 … Surface pegging out fence line with dial … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB and Malcolm Deneley DPT)

Thurs 10 … Office … Calculations. R & FF negatives on 1/2500

Fri 11 … Technical College

Mon 14 … Office … Manpower schedule. Waterloo tonnage calculated. Progress plans. Copying surveys and monthly measurements

Tues 15 … U/g … Theodolite survey from Dunsil down 1in4 drift and up 1s Waterloo LH, catenary measuring … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, JG)

Wed 16 … U/g … Bricking line in No1 shaft sump … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Wed 16 … Surface same day … pegging out for stockyard … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Thurs 17 … U/g … Theodolite survey in 100s RH … 4 men (BTB, JW, RB, BB)

Fri 18 … Technical College

- Annual Leave 1 Week -

Fri 25 …Technical College … visit to Foraky borehole at Welbeck (RB ++)

Mon 28 … U/g … 120s and 110s panel dial surveys and measuring … 4 men (BTB, RB, DH, JG)

Tues 29 … U/g … Re-establishing lines in 120s DG with dial. Backsight in 110s DG … 4 men (BTB, RB, DH, JG)

Wed 30 … Office … Conveyor belt figures for Austin Davies Storekeeper

Thurs 31 … U/g … 110s both gates theodolite survey and catenary measuring … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, John Clifford JC)

Apr 1960

John Clifford (JC) started on Group then transferred to Silverhill

Fri 1 … Technical College

Mon 4 … Office … Calculated 110s survey and plotted. 110s levels copied up

Tues 5 …U/g … 100s LH theodolite survey and catenary measuring … 4 men (BTB, JW, RB, BB)

Wed 6 … U/g … 20s and 110s panels dial survey and measuring … 4 men (RB*, BB, DH, JG)

Thurs 7 … Office …. Calculated and plotted surveys, inked and stippled

Fri 8 … Technical College

Mon 11 … Office … R & FF plans. 6 inch scale roll plan. 1/5000 General Purpose, Dust Zones, Composite and Ventilation plans

Tues 12 … Office … Ventilation plans. Manager’s plans. Means of Egress 6 inch, Deputy’s Districts negs. Electrical negs

Wed 13 … Office … Composite plan, workings from Silverhill and Sutton. R & FF plans. Calculated 100s LH survey

Thurs 14 … Office … New progress plan for 2s Waterloo. Overlay tracings to date. Copied up surveys etc. to date. Calculated and plotted 1s Waterloo survey

Fri 15 … Office … R & FF plans. Overlays. Stippled all plans to date. Waterloo 6 inch to a mile sheet

Mon 18 and Tues 19 … Easter holiday

- Compassionate Leave Grandma White Died -

Mon 25 … Office … Progress. R & FF 1/5000 negs. Waterloo 6 inch roll plan. Mining Report for Geo Warner Architect for property on Dalestorth Road

Tues 26 … U/g … 120s LH and 120s RH lines check with dial … 4 men (RB*, BB, DH, JG)

Tues 26 … Office … 3 Mining Reports

Wed 27 … Office … Calculated proposed drift from Dunsil North Main Road to Waterloo DG … 1in7. Progress plans. Waterloo 6 inch negative. 3 Mining Reports

Thurs 28 … Office … Manpower schedule. Monthly book. 2 Mining Reports

Fri 29 … Technical College

May 1960

Mon 2 … Office … Monthly info. Waterloo tonnage. Sections. Report. Plan report sheets

Tues 3 … Surface… setting out centres of Shonkey shaft on all walls … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Tues 3 … Office … Re-arranged safe with DH

Wed 4 …U/g … 100s panel levelling and taping … 2 men (RB*, JC)

Wed 4 … Office … Copying levels

Thurs 5 … U/g … 120s district and 110s LH levelling and taping … 3 men (RB*, JC, BB)

Thurs 5 … Office … Copying levels

Fri 6 … Technical College … Extension of a base line

Mon 9 … Office … Copying levels. Plotted levels on plans.

Tues 10 … Office … constructing new 1/5000 R & FF tracing

Wed 11 … Office … Technical College … AII exam HNC … Principles of mining and Surveying A

Thurs 12 … U/g … Levelling and taping from old 120s to new 120s to establish bench marks … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Fri 13 … Plotted levels and contours. General purpose tracing. New R & FF negative

Mon 16 … Office … Continued with R & FF 1/5000 negative for Waterloo seam. Indexing negatives and 25 inch plans

Tues 17 … U/g … Levelling and taping 10s district establishing bench marks for 20s … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Wed 18 … Office … R & FF negs

Thurs 19 … U/g … 20s district levelling and taping … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Fri 20 … Technical College

Mon 23 … Office … Calculating levels and typing

Tues 24 …Office … Levels for both seams. Calculated levels up to date

Wed 25 … Office … Technical College HNC exam .. Geology and Surveying B

Thurs 26 … Office … Monthly progress, section book and sheets. Subsidence plan for 120s Dunsil seam on 1/1250. R & FF negs stencilled up to date info

Fri 27 Surface … Technical College Field trip … Geophysical prospecting at Tibshelf Top pit

Mon 30 … Office … Monthly progress. Waterloo tonnage. Info on R & FF negs

Tues 31 … Office … R & FF negs

Tues 31 … Surface … Changed the target on No1 headgear

June 1960

Wed 1 … U/g … 1s DG theodolite survey … 5 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH, JG)

Thurs 2 … Technical College Field trip … to the Wrekin, Uriconium, Ironbridge and Buildwas Abbey

Fri 3 … U/g … 1s DG theodolite survey completed … 5 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH, JG)

Fri 3 … Office … Calculated same and plotted

Mon 6 and Tues 7 … Whitsuntide Holiday

Wed 8 … Office … Checking all info on R & FF plans

Thurs 9 … Office … Prints and coloured R & FF plans

Fri 10 … Office … Typed levels to date. Waterloo to Dunsil drift plotted on 1/5000. Prints for 1958 Correlation showing sketches of theodolite stations

Mon 13 … U/g … 1s DG and 30s DG levelling and taping … 2 men (RB*, DH)

Tues 14 … Technical College … Field trip to Castleton (Geo Rushworth and G Metcalfe)

Wed 15 … Surface … locating surface bases and set out new station near No1 pit top … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 16 … Surface … siting theodolite stations … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Thurs 16 … Office … Making plan of 60s and 120s Dunsil on 1/1250 for Area HQ

Fri 17 … Office … Completed plan of 120s

Fri 17 …Surface … Theodolite angling in pit yard continued and sidings … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)

Mon 20 … Surface measuring bases by catenary in morning … offsetting in afternoon … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, BB) … Office … Progress plans

Tues 21 … Technical College … Field trip to Cooke, Troughton & Simms at York (Ted Frost and Bill Ainsley)

Wed 22 … Surface … Catenary measuring bases … and offsetting in afternoon 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, BB)

Thurs 23 … U/g … 20s DG and 20s LH theodolite survey from 40s … 4 men (RB*, BB, DH, JG)

Fri 24 … Office … Calculated surface survey. Surface on 1/5000 flat sheets from Sutton Deep Hard plans

Mon 27 … U/g … 110s and 120s districts dial surveys and measuring … 3 men (RB*, DH, JG)

Mon 27 … Office … Plotting same by protracor

Tues 28 … U/g … 20s and 10s theodolite survey and line in 10s heading … 5 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH, JG)

Tues 28 … Office … Calculating same

Wed 29 … Office … Calculations

Thurs 30 … Office … Surface on 1/5000 plans. Monthly reports, conveyor belt figures etc

July 1960

Fri 1 … Technical College

Mon 4 … Office … Monthly progress. Section book and sheets. Surface on 43/5060 … 1/5000

Tues 5 … U/g … 20s LH theodolite survey and measuring plus progress … 5 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH, JG)

Wed 6 … Office … Calculated 20s survey

Thurs 7 … Office … Plotted 1/5000, 25 inch and 6 inch plans. Area HQ 6 inch tracing. Calculations

Fri 8 … Technical College … Final Day … HNC … Valete … Ted Frost, G Metcalfe & George Rushworth. I was the only one to have been successful in the Home Office written examination in Nov 1959 and Practical examination for the Surveyor’s Certificate and then passed the Higher National Certificate also.
Jimmy Gilbert (JG) left…Jimmy Sterland (JS) started as linesman, Tony Baines (TB) re-started

Mon 11 … Office … 1/5000 plans. R & FF negs

Tues 12 … Office … Colouring prints

Annual leave 8 days … Wed 13 to Sat 23
Pit holidays Mon July 18 to Aug 2

Sun 24 … U/g … Correlation at No1 shaft Low Main pit bottom, Weisbach triangles … Sutton Colliery … Sunday … 6 men (Stan Hays, David Renshaw, RB, B Bladon, J Clifford, Keith Bingley)

Mon 25 … U/g … Correlation at No2 shaft Piper pit bottom, Weisbach triangles … Sutton Colliery … Pit holidays … 6 men (SH, Jim Hanson, DR, RB, BB, JC)

Tues 26 … Office … Check reading of Teversal 1958 Correlation with BTB. Ventilation plans. Monthly info etc, sections etc

Wed 27 … U/g … Theodolite angling survey 120s district … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB JC)

Thurs 28 … U/g … Theodolite survey catenary measuring 120s district … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, JC)

Fri 29 … Office … Calculating 120s survey and checking 20s survey


Abbreviations used:
LG
or DG denotes Loader Gate or Delivery Gate.
LH denotes Left Hand Supply Gate. RH denotes Right Hand Gate, TG denotes Top Gate and BG is Bottom Gate. MG is Middle Gate. AW is Airway or Supply Gate. TG is Tail Gate, again a Supply Gate for materials.

 

 

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