I would like information about the Belper-Kilburn Collieries Limited. I have a copy of a prospectus taken from the Belper News dated Friday Oct 29th 1897.
It gives a list of Directors:-
John Furniss Atkinson
Captain A. Hastings Neale
C.A. Manning Press
Charles Albert Manning Press is a relative and we are wondering, as a family of Seamen, what he was doing at this mine although he was calling himself a journalist. He ended up living on welfare handouts for 10 years and eventually committed suicide by cutting his own throat and nearly severed his own head off. His mother had also left him 3 houses in Gt. Yarmouth and he declined the offer. So what on earth could have happened? Did the mine go bust and end up in liquidation?
Charles Albert Manning Press is the author of 'Derbyshire Leaders Social & Political' printed in 1910 under his name Ernest Gaskell. So I guess with buying into the colliery he must have lived in the area.
Would appreciated any information you may have.
Kilburn (e) (Kilburn(e) Colliery Co) Kilburn seam, thin coal 133 yards (121.5m) Feb, supposed to be Mickley Thin coal, but at this pit 100 to 110 yards (90 to 100m) above Kilburn coal, Surveyors: Mills, Coke and Turner
A case was heard at the Divisional Court where Messrs Small were found guilty of breaking an agreement to maintain pumping of water from their workings at Kilburn colliery and in doing so caused Drury-Lowe’s colliery to flood.
The Kilburne Colliery Co had gone into liquidation in 1893.
Hi Found the Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 1913 - The Derby Kilburn Colliery Co. Ltd. We are officially informed that the petition for winding up this company, which was advertised on the 17th Jan last, and the hearing of which stood over from time to time, came before Mr. Justice Swinfeneady, on Tuesday last, and was dismissed.
Also found auction adverts for their pit ponies to be sold in Jan 1919