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Carole H - Martin Heavey - Bentley Pit Disaster
Mary Magee - Mines Bentley Pit, Also would love to find any history on the Rutter family down the pits
Dean Beresford - Bentley Colliery - Joe Beresford who played for Aston Villa and England
Olwyn Oliver - Where Can I Find My Dads Colliery Number
Dave Thompson - I understand you are searching for details surrounding a death at Bentley Colliery some years ago
Peter Croft - Where Can I Get My Old Pit Checks From?

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Carole H
12 Dec 2016
Martin Heavey - Bentley Pit Disaster

Hope you can help me find more about my grandad who was in the Bentley Pit Disaster I think it was 1931 his name was Martin Heavey

Thank you
Carole


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Mary Magee
3 May 2015
Mines Bentley Pit, Also would love to find any history on the Rutter family down the pits

Do you have any information on Bentley Pit my Ancestors worked down the pit for years.  My Grandfather was a pit deputy.

Would love to find any history on the Rutter family down the pits

Thanking you

Mary


Dean Beresford
23 July 2013
Bentley Colliery - Joe Beresford who played for Aston Villa and England


Joe is sitting at the front, second from the right
Toll Bar Football Club - Or it might be - Askern Road Working Mens Club Football Club

Hi

Joe
Joe Beresford
My name is Dean Beresford, grandson of Joe who played for Aston Villa & England.

Joe grew up in Bentley and worked as a pit-pony stable-lad at the pit in the early 1920s. I'm doing some research for a book about Joe but am struggling with information about the colliery and Joe's time there.

Do you have any information on the football teams? Bentley Colliery FC and Askern Road WMCFC? I think he played for both teams.

Plus, what year did the pit open? Joe's father (also called Joseph) worked there - he moved to Bentley in the first decade of the 20th century and I'm guessing it was to get work at the pit. This conflicts with info I found on the internet with regards Bentley FC and the opening of the colliery.

Joe was playing for Mexborough by 1924 (he then moved on to Mansfield then joined Villa in 1927).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Regards
Dean Beresford


Joseph "Joe" Beresford (26 February 1906 – 26 February 1978) was a football (soccer) player in the early years of professional football in England, who played over 250 games for Aston Villa. Beresford joined Villa from Mansfield Town in 1927 and left in 1935 to Preston North End.
After leaving school he worked at Bentley Colliery and in post-WW2 days ran a fish shop in Perry Barr. Also a licensee in later years, The New Inn in Newton Road, West Bromwich.

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Olwyn Oliver
26 January 2013
Where Can I Find My Dads Colliery Number

Hi, my Dad worked down Bentley Colliery and my son has a miner’s lamp tattoo in his memory but he would like my Dads number on it, is there any way to find this?

The photo is of my Dad with a pit pony. My Dad worked at Bentley colliery in the 50s/60s his name was George Peabody and his best friend, who he worked with, was Tom Hickman.

My son is pleased we are trying between us to find his Grandads pit number as my Dad was an amazing Dad and Grandad, he has tried before but couldn't find anything. 

Best wishes
Olwyn Oliver. 


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Dave Thompson
1 January 2013
I understand you are searching for details surrounding a death at Bentley Colliery some years ago

I stumbled across your website with interest.  
I understand you are searching for details surrounding a death at Bentley Colliery some years ago?

I worked in the Doncaster coal field between 1975 and 1991.  My colliery was closed as part of the pit closure program at that time.  I had a choice then to take redundancy or transfer to Bentley Colliery and I chose the former.

Although I do not have any information relating to the death I do remember, during my years in the early 1980's studying at Doncaster College, Waterdale.  
During that time I remember seeing many official reports on many disasters within the mining industry (including the Bentley paddy train and the inrush at Lofthouse Colliery).
 These reports were kept on the shelves of the Doncaster College library and they could be read by any member.

Although the building has since been pulled down the College has re-sited to the other end of Town.  Hopefully they may still have these reports and I'm sure you will find the contents as interesting as I did.  

Here is a link to Doncaster College and ask for the Library section.   http://www.don.ac.uk/about/contact_us.aspx

Shortly after my Colliery closed - Brodsworth, I did a short video commentary on certain aspects of the closed mine.  My intention was to go back later and show the difference some 20+ years later.  

Re Peter Croft looking for his checks, see below.  I think I managed to get a hold of mine (no pun intended), on the day I left but since my number changed as the pit employment shrunk I never got to get hold of my 1385 check number (I ended up with 71). Peter probably needs to contact someone who worked in the time office but I suspect the checks were just scrapped.

Good luck

Dave 



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Peter Croft
21 October 2012
Where Can I Get My Old Pit Checks From?
Hi there, I have just found your site and am finding it very interesting. Being an NCB apprentice fitter in the late 60's early 70's ,

I would like to locate my old pit checks. Do you if any other people using your site have any knowledge as to their whereabouts?

I was reading about the disasters at Bentley as I knew two of the men on the Paddy accident and I am married to the granddaughter of one of the rescuers from the 1931 explosion. So I would really like to get hold of my checks if possible to pass on to my family.

I look forward to your reply regards  

Pete