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Creswell Disaster - In Rememberance - Emails Page 5
Sept 1950 -Those Who Died

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Brian Gripton - I Think The 3rd From The Left Is My Father, Tom Gripton
Geoffrey P. Glasby - My grandfather, Jack Glasby, was trapped for 8 hours, Creswell Colliery 1923
Audrey Losanno (nee Ward) - Colin Clifford Ward was killed in the Creswell Colliery disaster
Gilbert Temprell - Creswell Disaster 1950, I can't find Webster H
Andrew Martin - Searching for information about Joseph Martin (Joe) who was a mine electrician at the time
Matthew Chetwood - Was my great-grandfather, Albert Parker, involved in the rescue operation?
Lynne Crummack - HELP - I am Writing a Creswell memorial book after Christmas 2008



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Brian Gripton
3 October 2011
I Think The 3rd From The Left Is My Father, Tom Gripton.

Fourth from right, Les Havill and Arthur Syson at the end.
The others are probably rescue men from local pits.

This is a photo of some rescue team members at the Creswell mining disaster in 1950.

Can you give me some contact details so I can identify the members in the photo, in particular the man on the 3rd from the left, I think he is my father Tom Gripton.

Can you help?
Brian


The searching of local records, libraries etc is difficult for me I am in woonona NSW Australia. I know my dad was in Mines Rescue somewhere but I dont know where at this stage.
Brian

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Geoffrey P. Glasby
1 March 2011
My grandfather, Jack Glasby, was trapped for 8 hours, Creswell Colliery 1923.

Dear Sir or Madam,

My grandfather, Jack Glasby, worked in, I think, Creswell Colliery in Nottinghamshire up to 1923. His job was to deploy explosives during the night shift to bring down a part of the roof of the mine for the miners to shovel out the coal during the day. On this particular night, the explosion brought down the roof and he was trapped under the rubble for 8 hours before the rescue team could get him out. By mining standards of the day, it would have been a minor event and I doubt it would even have made the local newspapers. However, it did change my grandfather's and my father's lives. Not surprisingly, my grandfather bought a horse and trap and sold vegetables around his local area and wouldn't let my father go down the pit, he went into gent's outfitting which was safer!

Could you tell me anything about this?

With many thanks for your consideration,

Geoffrey P. Glasby


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Audrey Losanno (nee Ward)
24 November 2010
Colin Clifford Ward was killed in the Creswell Colliery disaster

My father Colin Clifford Ward was killed in the Creswell Colliery disaster but I can find no trace of him on you page about victims.

He was 30 years old.   He lived at 5 Queen St. Creswell.  My brother was born on 20th August 1950 so was only about 5 weeks old when the disaster happened.  My older sister was 7 years, my brother 5 years and I was 4 years old on October 28th about a month after the disaster.   

I would like to see my father remembered on these pages along with the other men who died that day.

Regards

Audrey Losanno (nee Ward)


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From: Gilbert Temprell
Sent: 22 October 2010
Subject: Creswell Disaster 1950, I can't find Webster H

I am trying   to find out why I can't find the name of Webster H, is there a list  of bodies not located can you help.

Gil 


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Andrew Martin
13 July 2010
Searching for information about Joseph Martin (Joe) who was a mine electrician at the time

Hi,
I am searching for further information for a Joseph Martin (Joe) who was a mine electrician at the time of the 1950 Creswell disaster and apparently finished a shift and returned to assist in the rescue.

He was my grandfather and I have very limited information for him apart from he lived in the Elmton Rd, Portland Avenue,Skinner Street area of Creswell.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Many Thanks

Andrew Martin   


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Matthew Chetwood
8 Jan 2010
Was my great-grandfather, Albert Parker, involved in the rescue operation?

Hi there,  
I'm not sure if you can help me but I'm trying to ascertain whether my great-grandfather was involved in the rescue operation for the Creswell Colliery disaster in 1950. According to family legend he was, but it's difficult to tell how much of these stories are exaggeration / fabrication. I even heard rumblings from someone that he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his contribution to the rescue operation.
 
His name was Albert Parker, born in 1907, and normally worked at the pit in Maltby. I live abroad, so am unable to go to Creswell to find out, but there is a picture of a memorial on your website that appears to have names on it - are these solely the names of those who died, or also the names of those who helped?
 
Otherwise, would you know any way of finding out the names of men who played a part in the rescue?
 
Many thanks,
 
Matt.


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Lynne Crummack
21 October 2008
HELP - I am Writing a Creswell memorial book after Christmas 2008

Hi,
I think your website is really good. I am writing a memorial book about the miners that lost their lives and the families that were left without a husband, father, brother, granddad; well I could go on, I will be visiting Creswell after Christmas to see any families that's left living there, if any of your website visitors have family, or friends that died in the disaster in 1950 could they contact me by email.

I would like to write about everyone so any help that anyone can remember family or friend. Many thanks I already have the original report and maps of the underground

Lynora
Normanton West Yorkshire


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