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Charlotte Brown - Looking For Information About The Homefire Plant In Keresley, Coventry
Sean Barnett - Grassmoor's Training Centre
Debra Hulse (nee Newton) - Henry Newton, died aged 33 after an accident at Wollaton Colliery Nottingham on 11 Oct 1888
Robert Mee - Sun Inn at Eastwood
Jo Walton - What happened to children of a mining family in the 1930s when they lost both parents
Lorna Morris - Are there similar websites for other coalfields/mines?
Alan Cooper - Science and Art of Mining, A Monthly Publication
Nigel Gray - Oxcroft Pit

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Charlotte Brown
28 Jan 2015
Looking For Information About The Homefire Plant In Keresley, Coventry

Dear Fionn

I hope you don't mind me contacting you. Your website is extremely informative and well put together; I was just wondering whether you have any more information on the Homefire plant in Coventry.

Hope to hear from you.

Kind regards
Charlotte

Solicitor
Industrial Disease
Web: www.hughjames.com


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Sean Barnett
24 Jan 2015
Grassmoor's Training Centre

Hello.

Hope you can help. I've copied some of the info and picture about Grassmoor into a facebook group I'm admin for (Grassmoor Pitcures). Someone has queried the dates used as they attended the training centre in 1963. Could you clarify please?

Many thanks

Sean Barnett

from iPhone

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Debra Hulse (nee Newton)
19 Jan 2015
Henry Newton, 33, died after an accident at Wollaton Colliery Nottingham 11 Oct 1888

Hi,
Sorry to bother you I'm trying to get more information, and hopefully find if there is a newspaper report about my ancestor, Henry Newton who died aged 33 after an accident at Wollaton Colliery Nottingham on 11-Oct-1888. I can only find the bare bones of the story, it was a roof collapse, just wondered if you could point me in the right direction.

Many thanks
Debra Hulse (nee Newton)

(See Also Alan Beales Database)


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Robert Mee
17 Jan 2015
Sun Inn at Eastwood

Fionn
Not corresponded with you in ages.

On Facebook, there is a fierce discussion over a picture taken from your site, namely an old line-drawing of the Sun Inn at Eastwood, with various contributors saying that it is not the Sun Inn. Are you able to tell us the source of this picture, as that may help quell the disagreement?

Regards

Robert Mee
Heanor & District Local History Society


Here are 3 views of the Sun Inn

If one looks closely I think you can see where alterations have been made over the years.

The sketch of the pub is from Williams Book "The Midland Railway It's Rise and Progress", which was originally published in 1871.

Bob


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Jo Walton
12 Jan 2015
What happened to children of a mining family in the 1930s when they lost both parents

Dear sir

I'm hoping that you will be able to help me with a friends mystery; we are trying to find out information on mining and what would have happened to children of a family, when they have lost both parents in 1930. We think they were sent to an orphanage, but not 100% percent. It is believed that the last parent to pass away was the father, who was a miner, as a result of a head injury which could have been an accident?

Could I ask you if there any way that we could find list of miners names? Like I mentioned the father was a miner to the best of our knowledge. It would be great if we could locate his name at a mine.

The last know address for the said family, Surname Stillgoe (Stilgoe), was Pearl Street, Leeds. I don't know if this can help ornot, if a mine can be located or an orphanage it would be great, but any information or help is greatly received, even if it's sorry can't help you this time.

I would be so grateful for any help or a point in the right direction.

Thank you for your time

Regards

J Walton

Generally in those times the Grand parents if alive could have taken them in and brought them up. For example I lived with my grand parents from being born until they died after I was married.

Or possibly an Aunt would have taken them in.

It would have been the last resort to have been sent to an orphanage or the workhouse.

Bob


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Lorna Morris
4 Jan 2015
Are there similar websites for other coalfields/mines?
 

Good morning and happy New Year

I am 'recently' retired and starting to collate the family history. Many of my forebears were miners and several died in mining accidents.

I am seriously impressed by the quality of research that has gone into this website and wonder if anything similar has been done for Derbyshire, Yorkshire or other areas?

I now regret not quizzing my uncles and grandfathers when they were around to answer questions. I do not even know my late father's army number - but that is another problem to overcome !

Also, is there any way of finding out which mines my ancestors worked in? It seems ironic that I know where someone worked only if they died there (like all those who died at the Somme in 1916).

Regards

Lorna Morris

On Site On Site Off Site

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Alan Cooper
11 Dec 2014
Science and Art of Mining, A Monthly Publication
 

When I was studying for my 1st Class MQB certificate, way back in the late 50's, this monthly publication was regarded as essential reading. I think it was produced in Wigan and apart from articles of interest to a student, it contained sample answers to questions previously set in the MQB exams. It's all defunct now of course, but I often wonder if there are any archive copies around, somewhere. It was a very worthwhile publication, quite cheaply produced and avidly read.

Regards
Alan Cooper

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A handbook for mining students and colliery managers, printed by Thomas Wall and Sons, 27, Wallgate, Wigan. Edited by C. M. Percy, M.E., F.G.S., of the Wigan School of Mines.
Some articles relating to Wigan can be read by clicking WiganWorld here.

Download A copy of Vol.53, No.1, dated 11th July 1942


Alan

What a fantastic magazine....4d a fortnight. I too used to read them whilst studying for my Surveyor's Certificate etc in the 1950s. As you say, the exam questions were answered in a simple straightforward way and easily understood. They certainly helped me for several certificates including Deputy and Shotfirer, City & Guilds, Builders Surveying, Home Office cert, ONC and HNC.
I did have many copies and unfortunately gave them to the Mining Records Office of the Coal Authority where they are languishing unseen and unused in a locked up library.
When I gave them years ago the library was open plan and all books were available to anyone.

I have contacted that department today to see if I can have them back.

I am awaiting a reply, but of course I should have given them on permanent loan, then there would be no problem in having them back.....

Will let you know when I receive a reply.

Bob Bradley

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Nigel Gray
5 Dec 2014
Oxcroft Pit
 
Hi, I have just looked at your website and I think it is fantastic, congrats to you. The only thing is my wife asked about Oxcroft as her father worked there for years and we could not find any thing for this.

I will wait to see your reply.

Many thanks Nigel


For more information about Oxcroft click the links below:-