Thanks To Ian Winstanley For The Information - 8 Miners Were Killed

Chanters, Atherton, Lancashire. 1957 - Emails

Brought To My Attention By Craig Bradshaw

Chanters Colliery Disaster
Emails
Atherton, Lancashire. 6th March 1957

Charles Southern - I Was Working At Chanters Colliery, At The Time
Marjorie Rigby Miners Compensation Claim, Norman Peter Lowe, Chanters Colliery, Atherton, Manchester
Craig Bradshaw
A good friend of mine and my family worked at Chanters Colliery at the time of the accident


From:
Sent:
Subject:
Charles Southern
31 May 2012
I Was Working At Chanters Colliery, At The Time

I recently came across your page on the list of people who perished in the Chanters Colliery Disaster, jogged my memory as I was working, at the time, at Chanters on days. The thing is I was, and had for awhile, worked with the father of Eric Nutter, I had a few scares in my time, 72 now.

Good job your doing on the site, every now and then I look back on mining sites, used to visit Durham Mining Site regular for info stumbled across yours, will revisit in feature.

Ex-miner 35 yrs haulage through to coal face and development worker.
Take care

(See Also Maltby)


From:
Sent:
Subject:
Marjorie Rigby
27 February 2008
Miners Compensation Claim, Norman Peter Lowe, Chanters Colliery, Atherton, Manchester

Dear Fionn
Can you help, we are trying to claim compensation for my late Father Norman Peter Lowe, as others to your site testify British Coal say they have no trace of him. He was trapped in an accident at Chanters Colliery at Atherton, Manchester in March 1957. Can you advise any way we could try and find witnesses to this fact?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Marjorie Rigby



  From: Craig Bradshaw
Sent: 27 February 2008
Subject:
Miners Compensation Claim, Norman Peter Lowe, Chanters Colliery, Atherton, Manchester

I can only say that I wish I had come across Marjorie Rigby's email, (see above) a few weeks ago, the reason being that a good friend of mine and my family who has unfortunately passed away in the last few days was working in Chanters Colliery at the time of the accident and was himself trapped and badly injured in an accident there. I do not know for certain if this was the accident in question, I only know that it was at Chanters and was pre 1960 (when he met his wife) and that it left him mentally and physically scared for the rest of his life. His name, if it can help anyone to connect the links, was Norman Pendlebury. I am also looking into trying to get as much information as possible on this accident as he spoke about it rarely and only in bits, our knowledge of it, as his friends and family, is what we can piece together from what each of us was told.

Kindest Regards
Craig Bradshaw


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